Saturday, 6 November 2010

Japan 2nd trip 4th day, Sep 20th, Cape Sōya, Wakkanai - Hokkaido

Cape Sōya (Sōya Misaki) is the northernmost point of the island of Hokkaidō, Japan. It is situated in Wakkanai, Sōya Subprefecture. The Monument of the Northernmost Point of Japan is at the cape, although the true northernmost point under Japanese control is a small deserted island called Bentenjima, 1 km northwest. Since the cape is just 43 km away across La Perouse Strait from Cape Crillon, Sakhalin Island, Russia, it is possible to catch a glimpse of the island of Sakhalin on a clear day.

We took a bus from Wakkanai, spent almost 2 hrs. The bus station which doesn't look like bus station.

Some views on our way

Finally we arrived, phuihh... long journey absolutely.

The "Music Monument" which automatically plays the song Sōya-misaki each time a visitor stands in front.

2 left islands belong to Japan, the right is Rusia
Souvenir shop

Ready for short hiking

Met local farmer, she was so happy met me

A monument

Local hero statue

Russian hero

Our dinner was @ Russian Restaurant. Very memorable, the food is a very delightful surprise.

 So enjoyable time and food.

Some Russian signs

Four thumbs up for the food !!!

We had a free noodle for dinner, so happy ... kept eating ...

Our hotel room, quite spacious.

Infrared pictures

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