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Wakkanai 100th Year Memorial Tower / Northern Memorial Museum稚内市北方記念館・開基百年記念塔

Observation Tower

The 100th Year Memorial Tower is in Wakkanai Park and was built in 1978 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Wakkanai City and the 30th anniversary of the municipal organization. The tower is 80 meters high and is 250 meters above sea level. The Northern Memorial Museum is on the first and second floors and mainly displays valuable documents that tell the history of Wakkanai. There are also documents related to descendants of the Ainu people and a display about Rinzo Mamiya. There is a big 360-degree panoramic view from the observatory which is 70 meters high and you can see Rishiri and Reibun Islands if it is a sunny day. Also you can see all the way to Karafu Island if the conditions are favorable. Be aware that the tower is closed from the end of October to the middle of April.


Hokkaido Wakkanai-shi Yamu Wakkanai Wakkanai City Northern Memorial Hall/Opening Centennial Memorial Tower

phone 0162244019

[Apr./May/Oct.] 9:00-17:00
[June/· Sep.] 9:00-21:00
[July/· Aug.] 8:00-21:00

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Hokkaido Wakkanai-shi Yamu Wakkanai Wakkanai City Northern Memorial Hall/Opening Centennial Memorial Tower [map]



[Apr./May/Oct.] 9:00-17:00
[June/· Sep.] 9:00-21:00
[July/· Aug.] 8:00-21:00
[June.-Sep.] Open everyday
[Apr. May Oct.] Monday (If Monday is Public holiday, then the next day)
[Admission fee High School Students-College Students-General] Daytime 400 yen, Nighttime (18:00-21:00) 200 yen
[Admission fee Elementary and Junior High School Students] Daytime 200 yen, Nighttime (18:00-21:00) 100 yen
[Corporate Admission fee High School Students-College students/General] daytime 320 yen, night (18:00-21:00) 160 yen
[group Admission fee Elementary and Junior High School Students] daytime 160 yen, night (18:00-21:00) 80 yen
※ The last entrance time is 20 minutes closing
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※ Large-sized vehicles5spaces Parking Available
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