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Mount Rishiri Mount Rishiri
Mount Rishiri Mount Rishiri

Unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean from all sides in the northern reaches of Hokkaido

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.

How to Get There

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 depending on the time of year, so plan accordingly. The ride takes 100 minutes and costs about 2,550 yen each way (second class, unreserved seats).

Quick Facts

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

Explore a remote island in the Sea of Japan

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.

A famous mountain

You may recognize the shape of this mountain as the same mountain represented on the package of the popular Hokkaido souvenir cookie Shiroi Koibito.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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