Wakkanai Centennial Memorial Tower
Atop a grassy hill a few blocks (but a big climb) from the train station is the town's centennial memorial tower, the Shikai Hyaku-nen...
Off to the east and 30km from Wakkanai, Sōya-misaki is the real thing: mainland Japan's most northern point. Birdwatchers will love the...
This Russian restaurant in the Fukakō-ichiba complex is a joy, proudly displaying friendship on a local level between Wakkanai and its...
Lonely Planet review
About a 10-minute walk south of JR Wakkanai Station, this complex houses everything from a food market to souvenir shops to restaurants to the Minato-no-yu Onsen . A bit like a living museum, fascinating historical corners show photos and videos of the history of Wakkanai and Karafuto (Sakhalin – when it was still part of Japan before 1945).