Rebun-tō Traverse

Top choice Hiking

in Rebun-tō

This challenging but rewarding hike along the island's west coast starts at Sukoton-misaki (スコトン岬), the northernmost point on the island, passes beautiful Sukai-misaki and finishes down by the port in Kafuka, about 17km. Despite the name, it's best to budget 10 hours. You can also do an abridged version in four hours, returning northward from Sukai-misaki to the bus stop at Hama-naka (浜中).

To do the full hike, you'll need to catch the first bus of the day from the ferry terminal at 6.30am for Sukoton (¥1220), which means you'll need to sleep in Rebun two nights. Be sure to wear long pants and long sleeves as some of the local flora can cause skin irritation.