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Earth Looks Round in Japan's Northernmost -Cape Soya in Wakkanai-

August 23rd, 2014

Neighborhood of Cape Soya

Cape Soya (宗谷岬) in the Japan's northernmost point is located in the northeastern part of Wakkanai city and become a famous tourist attraction, and many tourists visit here. The Cape Soya is roughly divided into 2 places, and there are the Cape Soya (宗谷岬) and Soyamisaki Park (宗谷岬公園). Sakhalin Island (サハリン島), Russian can be seen. There is Soyamisaki Ranch (宗谷岬牧場) and Soya Hills (宗谷丘陵) near the Cape Soya.

Monument of Japan's Northernmost Point
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Imaginary Sakhalin Island
Cape Soya in Wakkanai

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Atmosphere of Cape Soya Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Cape Soya

Cape Soya

Cape Soya is the northernmost point in Japan along Japan national route 238, and there are souvenir shops, restaurants, a restroom around there. "Monument of Japan's Northern Most Point (日本最北端の地の碑)" for showing point of latitude 45 degrees 31 minutes is built at the tip of the cape, and many tourists form a line to take a picture themselves with the monument. There are Statue of Rinzo Mamiya (間宮林蔵) and Soyamisaki Music Monument (宗谷岬音楽碑) in the site. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Monument of Japan's Northernmost Point
稚内の宗谷岬
Cape Soya Town
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Statue of Rinzo Mamiya
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Going Down Stairs to Sea
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Calm Sea
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Soya Misaki Music Monument
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Soyamisaki Observatory
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Observatory Deck
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Resting Place
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Sea of Okhotsk
Cape Soya in Wakkanai

When I read Tweets, Cape Soya seems to be popular.

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (72 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-162-23-6161
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 998 067 445*66

Soyamisaki Park

There is Soyamisaki Park on a hill and it is known for having a good view. If it is fine, tourists can look over Sakhalin Island and the Sea of Okhotsk and it left an impression on me that the earth looked round. There are a lot of monuments such as Prayer Monument (祈りの塔), Peace Monument (平和の碑), Akebono Statue (あけぼの像), Monument in Honor of Laperouse (ラペルーズ顕彰記念碑), World Peace Bell (世界平和の鐘), Future of Our Children Peace Bell (子育て平和の鐘). In addition, there are Soyamisaki Lighthouse (宗谷岬灯台), an observatory called Cape Soya Lookout (宗谷岬展望台) and Former Navel Watchtower Ruin (旧海軍望楼), and a view from the Former Navel Watchtower Ruin is really splendid. * Prohibition of Entry in August 2016, that is too bad. This Soyamisaki Lighthouse is the northernmost lighhouse in Japan and was chosen as "50 Best Lighthouses in Japan", too. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are restraunts and a restroom on the hill. Salt Ramen with Scallop (塩ホタテラーメン) of Mamiyado (間宮堂) is famous.

Soyamisaki Park
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Soyamisaki Park
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Deers
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Akebono Statue Is Built for Memorializing Milk
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Former Navel Watchtower Ruin, World Peace Bell and Former Navy War Memorial
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Soyamisaki Lighthouse
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Guest House "Armeria"
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Tower of Prayer (Memorial of Korean Air Lines Flight 007, 1983
Cape Soya in Wakkanai
Appearance of Mamiyado
Cape Soya in Wakkanai

When I read Tweets, Soyamisaki Park seems to be popular.

Atmosphere of Soyamisaki Park Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Soyamisaki Park

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (50 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-162-23-6161
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 998 067 238*03

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Soyamisaki Park.

Minshuku Shimizu(民宿 清水) Only Tel:+81-162-76-2152
Saihoku-no-Yado(最北の宿)      
Tomu-soya(斗夢ソーヤ)      
Pension Kaikyo(ペンション海峡)      
Minshuku Soyamisaki(民宿宗谷岬)    
Booking.com

A page of Wakkanai is here

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