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Cape Soya

Cape SoyaCape Soya ("Sooya-misaki" in Japanese) is the northernmost cape in Japan, and is located about 25 km northeast of wakkanai city.
The latitude is 45° 31′ 14″ north.
The southernmost cape of Sakhalin Island is located 43 km just north of this cape.

It is a cape, but there is only a roundly curved flat coast.
Around this cape, there are triangular "the Monument of the northernmost place of Japan" and a few monuments.

A statue of samurai is one of Rinzo Mamiya (1780-1844).
He was a explorer, and went to Sakhalin Island from here.
And he founded that Sakhalin was not a peninsula of Eurasian Continent but an island in 1809.

How to get to here

By route bus

About 45 minutes from JR Wakkanai station.

By car

On the Route 238, about 30 km from central Wakkanai. It takes about 40 minutes.




Cape Soya
Monument of the Northernmost Point of Japan Statue of Rinzo Mamiya
A view of Sakhalin Island Cattle grazing around the cape

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