Rumoi & Soya e-Brochures

Rumoi & Soya e-Brochures

Overview Rumoi and Soya regions shows off beautiful islands, pleasant sandy beaches, fishing towns, ocean-view campsites and onsen – along…

Rebun-to Island

Rebun-to Island

Summer sees the narrow but attractive island of Rebun-to (礼文島) fill with nature lovers and hikers. Although the altitude is…

Rishiri-to Island

Rishiri-to Island

Soya Region’s highest peak soars heavenward, the spectacular Rishiri-to (利尻島) looks like little Mt Fuji floating in the sea. Many…

Teuri-to Island

Teuri-to Island

Although it is 4km west of Yagishiri-to, Teuri-to (天売島) plays host to a million seabirds around the scenic coastal cliffs.…

Yagishiri-to Island

Yagishiri-to Island

About 25km northwest of Haboro in Rumoi Region, Yagishiri-to (焼尻島) is something like a remote Scottish island that has a…

Pleasant River Mouth Town Teshio

Pleasant River Mouth Town Teshio

At the mouth of Japan’s forth-longest river Teshio-gawa (天塩川), this town was one of Northern Hokkaido’s major trading posts until…

Shosanbetsu Misakidai Park

Shosanbetsu Misakidai Park

Going further north from Haboro on Route 232, Engan Bus running along the scenic coastline and rural vistas. You will…

Bear and Beach Town Tomamae

Bear and Beach Town Tomamae

The windy town of Tomamae (苫前町) is known for the worst bear attack in Japanese history. In 1915, seven setters…

Obira Herring Hut and Beaches

Obira Herring Hut and Beaches

About 10km north of Rumoi, Obira (小平町) was also once a herring fishing village, and there were underground coal mines…

Sarobetsu Wetland

Sarobetsu Wetland

A vast stretch of Sarobetsu (サロベツ) dotted with wetlands, quiet marshes, sandy beaches and peaceful dairy farms. Colorful and lovely…

Dramatic Ofuyu Coast

Dramatic Ofuyu Coast

At the southern side of Shokanbetsu-Teuri-Yagishiri Quasi-National Park, this coastal area is some 20km south of Mashike on Route 231…

Mashike Historic Buildings

Mashike Historic Buildings

Mashike (増毛) is Rumoi Region’s most historic town with fine stone and wooden buildings around the old train station. During…