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Is Rishiri/Wakkanai worth the long travel? 2019/8/18 23:01
I am visiting Japan in a couple of months from now and my plan was initially to be able to cover the country from north to south by visiting both Cape Soya and Cape Sata. Since I won't be able to visit the latter, I was at least hoping to get to the former by going to Rishiri Island.

Thing is, this would happen late October/early November. Is it worth to go to Rishiri and Wakkanai during that time? I suppose that due to the sheer distance and hassle to simply get there, one must stay at least overnight to make it worth, would that be the case?

Since we are on this topic, is there any place where I can check and book flights to Rishiri? I couldn't get any information from Google Flights and the URL for Hokkaido Air System (http://www.hac-air.co.jp) informed on Wikipedia is broken.
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Re: Is Rishiri/Wakkanai worth the long travel? 2019/8/19 09:16

where I can check and book flights to Rishiri?
ANA explore flight:
https://www.ana.co.jp/en/tw/promotions/share/experience_jp/
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Re: Is Rishiri/Wakkanai worth the long travel? 2019/8/19 09:39
I won't be able to visit the latter, I was at least hoping to get to the former by going to Rishiri Island.


1. Cape Soya is in the mainland Hokkaido so you don't need to go to Rishiri island to get there.
2. As far as I searched there is no flight to Rishiri in late October/early November. There are flights to Wakkanai which is the closest airport to Cape Soya.
3. Late October to early November is not a good season for northern Hokkaido (and Hokkaido as a whole). Autumn leaves are gone, wind is cold, but not enough snow for winter activities.
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Re: Is Rishiri/Wakkanai worth the long travel? 2019/8/22 23:48
Thank you, frog1954. I was aware that the autumn leaf season would be over by then, but I have always been craving to visit Hokkaido. Since visiting the parks will be impossible due to the lack of transportation (I am not allowed to drive in Japan), I have settled with just a glimpse of what it has to offer.

I will be visiting Wakkanai, but the shcedule won't allow doing both Rishiri Island and Cape Soya, so I have decided to go to Wakkanai, quickly visit the cape and go back to Sapporo.

Maybe Rishiri-Rebun will be done a next time, hopefully during summer. =)
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Re: Is Rishiri/Wakkanai worth the long travel? 2019/8/23 04:22
I am visiting Japan in a couple of months from now and my plan was initially to be able to cover the country from north to south by visiting both Cape Soya and Cape Sata.

You left out the Okinawa islands if you actually wanted to cover the country all the way to the south.
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Re: Is Rishiri/Wakkanai worth the long travel? 2019/8/23 09:51
Since visiting the parks will be impossible due to the lack of transportation (I am not allowed to drive in Japan)
I have not found the absence of driving necessarily limits where you can get to, including my trips to Hokkaido.

On Wakkani/Cape Soya, usually it does take a long time to get there. The last reviews I saw for the place basically summed it up as a long trip for a five minute photo opportunity in the freezing cold before getting back on the bus. A lot of people like to check things off a sightseeing list, so if it is important to you, then spend the time.
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