Wakkanai – Hokkaido’s northernmost town. Facing the Soya Strait, with the Sea of Okhotsk to the east and Sea of Japan to the west; surrounded by abundant nature in the form of the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park and the like. With high temperatures from 22-28℃, the climate here is cool, comfortable, and perfect for a pleasant summer trip. Wakkanai is also the gateway to Sakhalin, which lies 43 km across the Soya Strait. Wakkanai is filled with stories of our predecessors. As well as sightseeing, there are countless activities as well as gastronomic delights and hot springs to be enjoyed. It’s an ideal location from which to base your travels in the northern Hokkaido area. So, use this website as a reference and come in search of the “!”s that can only be found in Wakkanai.