"Rishiri Island is a roughly circular island situated off the northwest coast of Hokkaido; the ferry journey from the port of Wakkanai to Oshidomari Port, the gateway to Rishiri, takes around one hour and 40 minutes. Rishiri has an abundance of magnificent scenery, including Mt. Rishiri, which stands tall in the middle of the Island. Also known as ""Rishiri Fuji"" because of its resemblance to Mt. Fuji, Mt. Rishiri is a treasure-house of alpine plants; visitors can enjoy the fields of flowers near the summit, and the spectacular 360-degree panoramic views from the summit itself. When the weather is clear, Mt. Rishiri can be seen reflected upside-down in the golden-blue water of Himenuma Pond, which is located in the foothills of the mountain, surrounded by primary forest. At Senboshimisaki Park on the coast, with its unusually shaped rock formations, visitors can also see wild seals."
Rishiri Rishiri-gun, Hokkaido [map]
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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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.