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[Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island] Feeling like Furthest Reaches of Japan Can Be Enjoyed in Nearly Northernmost of Japan

October 20th, 2015

Cape Sukoton

Cape Sukoton (スコトン岬) is one of the Japan's northernmost lookout point in the northwestern part of Rebun Island (礼文島). The Sukoton means "A bay in a large valley" in Ainu language. Todo Island (トド島 * The Todo means the Sea Lion in Japanese) can be viewed, and Sakhalin Island (サハリン島) can be seen just a little, too, if the weather is good. The feeling such as the furthest reaches of the Japan is popular, so a lot of tourists come. The sunset across the sea of the Japan from here is beautiful, too. Sukotonmisaki Observation Deck (スコトン岬展望台), Sukotonmisaki Sightseeing Souvenir Shop "Shima-no-Hito" (スコトン岬観光おみやげ店「島の人」), Minshuku Sukotonmisaki (民宿スコトン岬), a public restroom and a parking lot are built at the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. By the way, the wind is strong at the Cape Sukoton, please be careful not to blow your hat and not to be gotten hair messy.

Cape Sukoton and Todo Island
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Cape Sukoton
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Cape Sukoton
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island

Movie of Cape Sukoton

Sunset
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island

The Sukotonmisaki Sightseeing Souvenir Shop "Shima-no-Hito", the nearly northernmost souvenir shop, and the public restroom, the nearly northernmost public restroom, are built beside the parking lot. At the souvenir shop, souvenir can be bought, and seafood rice bowl using fresh marine products such as sea urchin or fishes is served, too. In addition, Rishiri Kombu flavored soft serve ice cream is popular with tourists. The Minshuku Sukotonmisaki is halfway to the path to the observation deck, and opens a business between 3 months, about from June to September. Earless seals can sometimes be seen from the inn. By the way, Here is well-known as as a shooting place for Japanese movie "A Chorus of Angels (北のカナリア達)" that Ms. Sayuri Yoshinaga (吉永小百合), a famous actress, played a roll used here, too.

Sukotonmisaki Sightseeing Souvenir Shop "Shima-no-Hito" near Parking Lot
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Guest House Sukotonmisaki on Way to Sukotonmisaki Observation Deck
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Earless Seals
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Public Restroom near Parking Lot
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island

Movie of A Chorus of Angels

The Cape Sukoton is also the starting point (or the ending point) of Cape Tour Course (岬めぐりコース). The length of the Cape Tour Course is 12.4 km in total. Hikers go a tour for 3 capes, Cape Sukoton (スコトン岬), Cape Gorota (ゴロタ岬) and the Cape Sky. It takes about 5 hours on foot. From mid May to mid June, Cypripedium marcanthum var. rebunense (レブンアツモリソウ), one of the most famous flowers in the Rebun Island, can be seen at the Cypripedium marcanthum var. rebunense Colony (レブンアツモリソウ群生地).
Rebun Island Trail Map

Cypripedium marcanthum var. rebunense
Cape Sky in Rebun Island

Movie of Cape Tour Course

Sukotonmisaki Observation Deck

The Sukotonmisaki Observation Deck is a lookout point built at the tip of the Cape Sukoton, and is located on a rocky place at about 18 m above sea level. The distance is about 60 m away from the end edge of a road to the observation deck. The observation deck surrounded by fences has no tourist faclities. The Todo Island, Manju rocks (マンジュウ岩 * The Manju means "A bun with a bean‐jam filling" in English), Tataki Island (タタキ島) and Cape Kaneda (金田ノ岬) at the opposite of the Cape Sukoton can be seen. When visitors look over the beach, rotted houses and rocky places come in insight, so I suppose that they feel like coming the furthest reaches of the Japan.

Sukotonmisaki Observation Deck
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Path to Sukotonmisaki Observation Deck
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Strange Shaped Rock Islands
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Sukotonmisaki Observation Deck
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Manju Rocks to Todo Island
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Cape Kaneda
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island

The Todo Island is an uninhabited island at 1 km away from the north side of the Cape Sukoton, and the circumference of the island is about 4 km. Marine mammals and seabirds such as Harbor Seal and Slaty-backed Gulls inhabit there. Because dozens of Sea Lions have gathered for passing a winter from November to April, and those were ever hunted, the island was named as the Todo Island. Mr. Shizuo Tawara (俵静夫), a master of the sea lion hunter, featured on A Passionate Challenger (情熱大陸), a popular Japanese TV program, used to live there.

He Look at Todo Island
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Rocky Place
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Todo Island Can Be Seen
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island
Todojima Lighthouse
Cape Sukoton in Rebun Island

Atmosphere of Cape Sukoton Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Cape Sukoton

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (26 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Winter season
Telephone number +81-163-86-1001
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 854 761 229*21

List of Activities

Some activity companies serve a guided hiking. Refer to following websites for the activity companies. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Guided Hiking

Movie of Hiking

広告

Rebun Guide Service(礼文ガイドサービス)
Rishiri Island Guide Center(利尻・島ガイドセンター)
ASOVIEW
Rishiri Renbun Guide Net(利尻礼文ガイドネット)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Renbun Island Nature Guide(礼文島自然ガイド)
ASOVIEW
Hana Guide Club(はなガイドくらぶ)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Rebun. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Minshuku Sukotonmisaki(民宿 スコトン岬)
Booking
Mitsui Kanko Hotel(三井観光ホテル)
Booking
Hotel Rebun(ホテル礼文)
Booking
Hana Rebun(花れぶん)
Booking
Ryokan Sakurai(旅館桜井)
Booking
Jalan
Sudomari Kabun(素泊まり花文) Only Tel: +81-163-85-7890
Ryokan Kamomeso(旅館かもめ荘)
Booking
Rakuten
Ryokan Ukishima(旅館うきしま)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Ichibankan(旅館一番館)
HP
Booking
Pension Uni(ペンション う~に~)
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Minshuku Sanko(民宿山光)
HP
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Rakuten
Minshuku Nakamura(民宿なかむら)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Sazanami(民宿さざ波)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Koeimaru(民宿香栄丸)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Yazawa(民宿やざわ)
Booking
Minshuku Hamanasu(民宿はまなす)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Momoiwaso Youth Hostel(桃岩荘ユースホステル)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Motochiso(元地荘) Only Tel: +81-163-86-2162
Ryokan Usuyuki(旅館うすゆき) Only Tel: +81-163-86-1635
Petit Hotel Corinthian(礼文島プチホテル コリンシアン)
Hotel Rebunso(ホテル礼文荘)
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Minshuku Kaido(民宿海憧)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Seikanso(星観荘)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Kame and Hamanasu(民宿 カメとはまなす)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Fukikaze(民宿吹風) Only Tel: *81-163-87-3032
Nature Inn Hanashin(ネイチャーインはな心)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Rebun Island is here

Rebun Island

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