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11 municipalities in Soya

There is untouched nature, superb views and delicious food. Would you like to make a special trip in Soya?

 WakkanaiSarufutsuHamatonbetsuNakatonbetsuEsashiToyotomiRebunRishiriRishirifujiHoronobeTeshio

稚内市 - Wakkanai -

Wakkanai, the only "city" in the Soya jurisdiction. The northernmost city in Japan. It is a convenient city with all the food, clothing and shelter, and there is also the nature unique to the northern city. The sunset on the west coast and Rishiri Island and Rebun Island floating in the sea are superb views. It is the center of the Soya area.

The Wonder of WAKKANAI ←recommend!

Official websitePamphlet

Tourism website (Wakkanai&Rishiri&Rebun)

猿払村 - Sarufutsu -

The Sea of Okhotsk is a sea of fertility. Sarufutsu Village is home to the finest scallops that grow there and the dairy farms that grow lively on the vast ranch. The 16km straight "Village Road Esanuka Line" that runs through the magnificent scenery is The Hokkaido. It is also world-famous as a habitat for the phantom fish, Taimen.

Official websiteTourism AssociationPamphlet

浜頓別町 - Hamatonbetsu -

In the olden days, Hamatombetsu Town prospered with a lot of gold dust. Various wild birds such as swans fly to Lake Kutcharo. It is registered under the Ramsar Convention. The campsite, where you can watch the sunset over the lake, is crowded with many campers.

Official websiteTourism Association

中頓別町-Nakatonbetsu-

The only inland town in the Soya district that does not face the sea, and has a karst terrain with a limestone cave in the northernmost part of Japan. Dairy farming is popular, and local brands such as "Nakaton Milk" and puddings made from it are also popular. Taking advantage of the rich nature, it is a town where you can experience various outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, gold dust digging, and limestone cave tours.

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枝幸町-Esashi-

Esashi Town is popular for seafood such as hair crabs, scallops, and salmon. It is distributed all over Japan as the "Okhotsk Esashi brand". Usutaibesenjoiwa, which is designated as the North Okhotsk Prefectural Natural Park, is visited by many people to see the rising sun that dyes the Sea of Okhotsk red and the drift ice that spreads all over.

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豊富町-Toyotomi-

Toyotomi is a thriving dairy farm. Brand milk "Toyotomi milk" is famous all over Japan. It is also popular as the northernmost hot spring village in Japan, and hot springs from all over Japan gather in search of the oil-containing spring quality "Beautiful skin hot spring".

Official websiteTourism AssociationPamphlet

礼文町-Rebun-

Flower Island, Rebun. There are also endemic species such as "Leven Atsumorisou", and beautiful wild flowers bloom all over the island during the season.

Official websiteTourism AssociationPamphlet

Tourism website (Wakkanai&Rishiri&Rebun)

利尻町-Rishiri-

Located in the southwestern part of Rishiri Island, a town rich in nature with mountains and the sea nearby. Special products are sea urchin and kelp.

Official websiteTourism AssociationPamphlet

Tourism website (Wakkanai&Rishiri&Rebun)

利尻富士町-Rishirifuji-

Located on the east side of Rishiri Island, it is a town consisting of the Oshidomari and Oniwaki areas. Including the magnificent Mt. Rishiri, alpine plants, abundant marine products, and the blue sea. Rich sea urchin and Rishiri kelp. It is a place where you can feel the blessings of nature and the warmth of people.

Official websiteTourism AssociationPamphlet

Tourism website (Wakkanai&Rishiri&Rebun)

幌延町-Horonobe-

A town with a thriving industry that takes advantage of the cool climate. It is famous for tourist breeding of reindeer and alpine plants such as "phantom blue poppy".

Official websiteTourism Association

天塩町-Teshio-

A city surrounded by the Teshio River and nature. Famous as a production center for large clams. It is the highest catch in Hokkaido.

Official websiteTourism AssociationPamphlet

Access to SOYA

Airplane

TOKYO to WAKKANAI

A shuttle bus runs from the airport to the city.

SAPPORO to WAKKANAI

A shuttle bus runs from the airport to the city.

SAPPORO to RISHIRI ISLAND

SAPPORO(Okadama Airport) to RISHIRI ISLAND

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Hokkaido Air System (HAC)

Train

SAPPORO to WAKKANAI

The time required varies depending on the vehicle.

ASAHIKAWA to WAKKANAI

The time required varies depending on the vehicle.


Hokkaido Railway Company

Bus

SAPPORO to WAKKANAI

SAPPORO to ESASHI

ASAHIKAWA to ESASHI

Asahikawa-Onishibetsu (Sarufutsu Village)

Soya Bus Co., Ltd.

Ferry

WAKKANAI to RISHIRI ISLAND

WAKKANAI to REBUN ISLAND

RISHIRI ISLAND to REBUN ISLAND

Heartland Ferry Co., Ltd.

A car trip around SOYA.

If you want to go all over SOYA, we also recommend a carefree car trip.

Time required (car / motorcycle)

WAKKANAI to SARUFUTSUAbout 1 hour and 10 minutes
SARUFUTSU to HAMATONBETSUAbout 30 minutes
HAMATONBETSU to ESASHIAbout 30 minutes
ESASHI to TESHIOAbout 1 hour and 50 minutes
TESHIO to WAKKANAIAbout 1 hour and 10 minutes
WAKKANAI to TOYOTOMIAbout 50 minutes
TOYOTOMI to SARUFUTSUAbout 1 hour
TOYOTOMI to HAMATONBETSUAbout 1 hour and 10 minutes
TOYOTOMI to HORONOBEAbout 15 minutes
HORONOBE to TESHIOAbout 20 minutes
HORONOBE to NAKATONBETSUAbout 1 hour
NAKATONBETSU to HAMATONBETSUAbout 20 minutes
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Around RISHIRI ISLANDAbout 1 hour
Southern to northern ends of REBUN ISLANDAbout 40 minutes

Public transport

Please check the website of each company for operating hours and charges.

Heartland Ferry Co., Ltd.Soya Bus Co., Ltd.Hokkaido Railway CompanyALL NIPPON AIRWAYS CO., LTD.Hokkaido Air System

About Soya Tourism Federation

The Soya Tourism Federation was established in 1957 with the aim of promoting tourism in the Soya region, promoting the sound development of the tourism industry, coordinating with related organizations, and expanding the regional economy. The secretariat is set up within the Wakkanai Tourism Association.

nameSoya Tourism Federation
RepresentativeChairman Hiroshi Kudo (Mayor of Wakkanai)
Secretariat〒097-0022 3-6-1 Central, Wakkanai City Inside the Wakkanai Tourism Association
EstablishedApril 1957
Number of members26 regular members, 37 supporting members

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