Challenge yourself to a hike to the peak of Mt. Rishiri, at 1,721 meters, or enjoy camping surrounded by Hokkaido's glorious nature at the base of the mountain.
Rishiri is accessible by ferry.
Take a ferry from Wakkanai ferry terminal bound for Oshidomari on Rishiri Island. There are only four ferries per day, so plan accordingly. The ride takes 90 minutes and costs about 2,000 yen each way.
June to early October is the hiking season for climbing Mt. Rishiri
The hike to the top is strenuous and for advanced hikers. Be prepared and bring adequate supplies
A taxi from the port to the campground and trailhead costs around 1,500 yen
There is a cycling road for exclusive use by cyclists along the northern coast
Part of the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park, located off the northern tip of Hokkaido, Rishiri Island is a place where you can enjoy the simple beauty of the land. There are many opportunities to get outdoors and soak up the splendid nature.
At the center of Rishiri Island is the dormant volcano Mt. Rishiri.
You may recognize the shape of this mountain as the same mountain represented on the package of the popular Hokkaido souvenir cookie Shiroi Koibito.