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Soya Hills

宗谷丘陵

Hills that are reminiscent of dynamic ancient earthly activities.

Autumn, Sights, Spring, Summer

The Soya Hills is a hilly terrain at the back of Cape Soya. This periglacial landform is believed to have been formed approximately 10,000 years ago and its distinctive landscape is made even more prominent by a forest fire. The terrain offers a truly touching view no other place can match and it is designated as a Hokkaido Heritage.

On the hills runs a scallop-shell footpath, the “Northernmost White Path”, enabling visitors to see the 57 wind turbines of the Cape Soya Wind Farm and a distant view of Mt. Rishiri on a fine day. The path is closed during the winter.

 

Soya Hills

MAPCODE: 805 875 346*08?

Address: Soyamura, Wakkanai City

URL: http://www.welcome.wakkanai.hokkaido.jp/en/sightseeing/shizen_zekkei/souyakyuryo/