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Good View -Wakkanai Park-

August 23rd, 2014

Neighborhood of Wakkanai Park

Wakkanai Park (稚内公園) is located on a hill that tourists can look over Wakkanai port and Wakkanai city area and is roughly divided into 2 areas, Hyosetsu-no-Mon (氷雪の門) Area and 100th Year Memorial Tower Area (開基100年記念塔). There is a turning point in the middle of the hill, and if tourists go to the Hyosetsu-no-Mon district, it is hard to visit 100th Year Memorial Tower. At first you should see the 100th Year Memorial Tower if you visit 2 areas. By the way, the hill can be gone up by cars or bikes, or on foot.

View from Wakkanai Park
Wakkanai Park

Hyosetsu-no-Mon District

The tourists reach to the Hyosetsu-no-Mon area when the tourists turn right at the turning point. There are Hyosetsu-no-Mon Monument, Monument of the Nine Maidens (九人の乙女の碑), Antarctica Expedition Sakhalin Husky Monument and Memorial Monument for Dogs (南極観測樺太記念碑) in this area, and Antarctic Observation Sakhalin dogs are Taro (タロ) and Jiro (ジロ) that became famous for the movie "Eight Below (南極物語)". The tourists can look over Wakkanai city area. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are a souvenir shop and a restroom.

Hyosetsu-no-Mon Monument
Wakkanai Park
100th Year Memorial Tower Can Be Seen
Wakkanai Park
Antarctica Expedition Sakhalin Husky Monument and Memorial Monument for Dogs
Wakkanai Park
Souvenir Shop
Wakkanai Park

Atmosphere of Hyosetsu-no-Mon Monument Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hyosetsu-no-Mon Monument

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 964 005 348*68

100th Year Memorial Tower District

Tourists reach to 100th Year Memorial Tower when the tourists turn a left at the turning point. There are the 100th Year Memorial Tower and Northern Botanical Garden (北方植物園). It is located higher than Hyosetsu-no-Mon area, and an observatory is built on the ground, and a view is good. The 100th Year Memorial Tower with 80 m in height has an observation deck, and the tourists can see Wakkanai city area at a high place. Admission is charged. A parking lot is free of charge.

100th Year Memorial Tower from Middle of Hill
Wakkanai Park
100th Year Memorial Tower
Wakkanai Park
Observation Deck of 100th Year Memorial Tower
Wakkanai Park
Observatory
Wakkanai Park
Visitors Can See Cape Soya, Too
Wakkanai Park
Communications Towers in Backside
Wakkanai Park

Atmosphere of 100th Year Memorial Tower Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of 100th Year Memorial Tower

Admission fee High school students or older: JPY 400, Elementary and junior high school students: JPY 200
Parking lot Free parking is provided (100 Cars)
Business hours 09:00-17:00
Regular closing day 11/01-04/28
Telephone number +81-162-23-6161
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 353 875 691*70

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Wakkanai Park.

Wakkanai Sun Hotel(稚内サンホテル)
ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Wakkanai(ANAクラウンプラザホテル稚内)
Wakkanai Onsen Hotel Kito(稚内温泉 ホテル喜登)
Dormy Inn Wakkanai(天北の湯 ドーミーイン稚内)
Wakkanai Grand Hotel(稚内グランドホテル)
Wakkanai Kaiin Kaikan(稚内海員会館)
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Hotel Misono(ホテル御園)
Hotel Miyuki(ホテル美雪)
Hotel Okabe Shisaitei(ホテルおかべ汐彩亭)
Hotel Sakhalin(ホテルサハリン)
Hotel Okudaya(ホテル 奥田屋)
Sakae Hotel(さかえホテル)
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Jalan
Ryokan Yamaichi(旅館山一)
Ryokan Ikoi(旅館 以木以)
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Ryokan Iwaki(旅館 いわ木)
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Hotel Taisho(ホテル大将)
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Kokumin-shukusha Hyosetsuso(国民宿舎 氷雪荘)
Rakuten
Hotel Soya(ホテル宗谷)
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Hotel Takikawa(ホテル 滝川)
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Tabi-no-Yado Ubukata(旅の宿 うぶかた)
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Booking.com

A page of Wakkanai is here

Wakkanai

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