How to go from Asahikawa to Wakkanai ?
Access to the most northern city in Japan
The route is covered by the Super Soya Service, a limited express train which runs between Sapporo and Wakkanai and the Sarobetsu Service, which runs between Asahikawa and Wakkanai.
Limited Express Super Soya between Asahikawa and Wakkanai
0 KM - ASAHIKAWA station
98 km - 1H15 - BIFUKA station
259 KM - 3H46 - WAKKANAI station
Thirty kilometers from Wakkanai, this cape is mainland Japan’s most northern point. The cape is also a good spot for bird watchers. There are four return buses each day,departing from JR Wakkanai Station (one hour each way, ¥2430).
RISHIRI-REBUN-SAROBETSU NATIONAL PARK
These two islands, Rishiri-to and Rebun-to, are the main attraction of the area, featuring native wild flowers, beautiful landscapes andfantastic hiking for all levels of hiker. To get to Rishiri or Rebun, take a ferry from Wakkanai (2nd class one way tickets to Rishiri or Rebun, ¥2200).
This is a large park on the grassy hills west of the town, from where you can get good views of the sea. Thereare nice walking trails to explore. If you are here during Hanami, there are more than 4 000 wild cherry trees in the park. To getan even better view you can go to the top of the 70-meter-high Motoe Hiraku Centennial Memorial Tower (daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jul-Sep, until 9 p.m.) for a 360° view. You can sometimes even see Sakhalin in Russia.
4 minutes on foot from WakkanaiStation. It is reasonable, comfortable and a great location.Enjoy the hot spring on the top floor.
2-7-13 Chuo, Wakkanai, Hokkaido, 097-0022
Tel : 01-6224-5489/ www.hotespa.net/hotels/wakkanai
CROWNE PLAZA ANA WAKKANAI 稚内全日空ホテル
Only 3minutes on foot from Wakkani Station. The rooms face the oceangiving a good view.
1-2-2 Kaiun, Wakkanai, Hokkaido, 097-0023
Tel: 01-6223-8111/ https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/reservation
Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., closed Tuesdays.
Tel: 01-6223-7070/ http://www.wakkanai-fukukou.com/pechika/index.html
SUSHI RYU 寿司竜 Fresh sushi located really close to Wakkanai Station. From the station, walk east; it is across the road from the post office.
Open daily, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tel : 01-6223-5631