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Portal site for tourist information on Kitasoya, Hokkaido

Wild Nature ~Winter~Sarufutsu

A mysterious experience at this village at the farthest edge of Japan
A place where miracles happen

Mysteries of nature found in the sea, rivers and forests
Miracles in winter will make your heart race.

Drift ice

It is rare for drift ice to reach the coast of Sarufutsu Village. You will be extremely lucky if you get a chance to see the drift ice due to the weather conditions. (Photo: January 24, 2017)

Wakasagi smelt fishing

The Sarufutsu River is known as a place inhabited by Japanese huchen, a rare fish. In winter, this river attracts many anglers as a wakasagi smelt fishing spot.


Visitors can casually enjoy snowshoeing in Sarufutsu Village, where approximately 80% of the vast land is surrounded by unspoiled nature.

SS Indigirka Memorial monument for victims

This memorial monument for the more than 700 victims of the grounding accident involving the former Soviet Union’s SS Indigirka is a symbol of friendship transcending national borders.