"There is monument featuring a motif of the North Star, indicating the north latitude of 45° 31' 22"", and the northernmost point of Japan located at the northern tip of Hokkaido main island in Wakkanai City. There also stands a statue of Rinzo Mamiya who discovered the Mamiya Strait. Looking straight out over the ocean you can see the outline of Sakahlin 43 kilometers away, and you can feel that you are indeed at the northernmost point of Hokkaido. "
Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Souyamisaki
Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Souyamisaki [map]
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Hokkaido Main Areas
Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.