Introducing Rishiri-rebun-sarobetsu National Park
For a remote island adventure, take a trip out to Rishiri-tō and Rebun-tō, which lie off the coast of Wakkanai to the west. While the islands are virtually abandoned in the winter months, from May to August Rishiri-tō and Rebun-tō burst to life with wildflower blooms, drawing visitors by the boatload. This is also the best time to summit Rishiri-zan (1721m), a near-perfect cone rising like a miniature Mt Fuji from the surrounding sea. The national park also includes the flower-filled marshlands of Sarobetsu Genya, best accessed from Wakkanai.