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Wakkanai, Rumoi

Introducing informations to enjoy Wakkanai, Rumoi.

Wakkanai is located in northernmost Hokkaido, the top of the Japan. When the weather is good, you can see Sakhalin far away from Cape Soya. To Rishiri Island and Rebun Island, you take the ferry from here. It depends on road conditions but it takes approximately 7-8 hours from Sapporo by driving. There is also train(JR), but air travel is also convenient because there is Wakkanai Airport.
Shabu octopus is famous for local food. Rumoi is the town flourished by the herring fishing in the past. Coastline facing the Sea of ​​Japan is called "the Sea of ​​Japan Ororonrain", sunset seen from Ogonzaki of Rumoi is superb. In addition, there is a Kearashi(hair storm) as a symbol of winter. The "hair storm" is a natural phenomenon that occurs in midwinter, the water vapor rising from the sea surface by the heat of the sun, then the fog is generated by touching the cold air.
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