- One-day Taxi Plan
Bird-watching for Steller′s Sea Eagles and Touring Northern Soya
Tour takes visitors around Wakkanai and Soya. Enjoy the best bird-watching ever, along the coast of the Okhotsk Sea, the wetlands and more! From limestone caverns to interaction with reindeer, there is much to see and do in Northern Soya.
Use a hydroscope like the local fishermen do, and search for Japanese purple sea urchin. Crack them open on the spot, and enjoy while they are fresh! *In the event of poor weather conditions and high tides, participants will shuck sea urchin kept in tanks.
- Cycling Around the Island
Mt. Rishiri, the northernmost mountain, rests on the Sea of Japan; its countenance takes on a different expression according to season and vantage point. Sparkling coasts continue along the foothills, with Rebun Island in the distance to frame the panorama. Breathtaking views of kaleidoscopic nature is sure to captivate cyclists.
- Must See for Gourmands!
Experience the delicious culture of the island!
Try your hand at shucking sea urchins, cleaning salmon, making salmon roe, and grilling atka mackerel, chan chan yaki!
Discover fall on Rebun Island! Take a day to explore the island of Rebun with a seasoned local guide! "Shucking sea urchin" can be experienced as late as September. After you have enjoyed "watching the salmon swim upstream", help clean salmon and learn how to make salmon roe pickled in soy sauce.
- Scallop BBQ at
the Roadside Station Marugoto-kan
Sarufutsu boasts the largest haul of wild scallops in the country! The Marugoto-kan roadside station serves live scallops that can be grilled and eaten on the spot, and scallop donburi. Scallops that have been nurtured over a period of 5 years in the Sea of Okhotsk are large and plump! You can even try your hand at shucking scallops.
- Ice-cream Making at Letrier Studio
Visitors can learn how to make original ice cream at Letrier Studio. Fresh milk made on the owner′s farm is used to make additive-free cheeses, and gelato, and is sold along with beef and whey pork. There is a café on site that serves raclette, pizza and curry.