wow!22 At Wakkanai Park, remember those repatriated from Karafuto (Sakhalin) at the end of the war.

This park, set on a high plateau,
offers not only a lovely ocean view, but also hosts Hyosetsu Gate and the 9 Maidens Monument by sculptor Shin Hongo,
a monument to the Sakhalin Huskies who helped in Antarctic exploration, and the Tanka no Michi.
Get closer to history in national border-town Wakkanai.

Antarctic Exploration Sakhalin Husky-Training Memorial Monument
Tanka no Michi Poetry Path
The 9 Maidens Monument
Nostalgic Karafuto

Click here for details of the film “Antarctica”
Click here for details of the story of the 9 maidens


Wakkanai Park
  • Approx. 10 min. by car from JR Wakkanai Station
    (Road closed between Nov. and Apr.)