Rishiri is a word in the Ainu language that means “an island with a tall mountain.” At a height of 1,721m, Mt. Rishiri is likened to the symbol of Japan, Mt. Fuji, due to its beauty. That’s why the mountain is also referred to as “Rishirifuji”. Abundant forests and grasslands stretch out from the summit to the coastline at the mountain foot, and is where many plants and animals call home.
On the Kamui Coast located on the west side of the island are strangely shaped rocks created by the lava flows produced by volcanic eruptions at Mount Rishiri, which makes for a dynamic landscape. From the middle of June to the middle of July, is when the Ezo daylilies bloom for as far as the eye can see within grasslands that stretch over the coast.