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 th…

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 floati…

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 coa…

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 …

Okushiri-to Island

Okushiri-to Island

Okushiri-to (奥尻島) is Southern Hokkaido’s only inhabited island (84km in circumference) covered with serene bee…

Shosanbetsu Misakidai Park

Shosanbetsu Misakidai Park

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

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 coa…