How to go from Asahikawa to Wakkanai ?

  • Published on : 06/10/2017
  • by : Japan Experience

Access to the most northern city in Japan

The route is covered by the Soya Service, a limited express train which runs between Sapporo and Wakkanai and the Sarobetsu Service, which runs between Asahikawa and Wakkanai.

199 km - 2h46 - Horonobe station

The word Horonobe originates from Poro-Nup. InAinu language, poro means large and nup means grassland. The north 45° latitude passes through this town and is marked bya monument. Horonobe is also known for its reindeer; you can visit the Reindeer Ranch (398-1 Hokushin, Horonobecho, a 5-minute taxi ride from the station), and its wind turbines located on the beaches.

216 km - 3H - Toyotomi station

This is an access point to visit the Sarobetsu Plain.The plain is a marshy floodplain on the Sea of Japan, formed by the Teshio River and the Sarobetsu River. The Sarobetsu Plain was added to the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance in 2005. They are home to more than 100 kinds of flowers and offer beautiful and much photographed scenery.

259 KM - 3H46 - Wakkanai station

Soyamisaki, Wakkanai, Hokkaido

Soyamisaki, Wakkanai, Hokkaido

©Inunami,,CC BY 2.0,



©Inunami,,CC BY 2.0,

Rishirifuji, Hokkaido

Rishirifuji, Hokkaido

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