Daikoku Island, found off the coast of Akkeshi, is inhabited by approximately 250 harbor seals. A Seal Watching Tour that takes tourists for a “casual offshore trip” around Daikoku Island on a kelp collecting boat offers a good chance of meeting wild harbor seals. It is well recommended as the encounter with the seals is almost guaranteed. Additionally, the view from the boat is filled with excellent positions to overlook coastlines. This valuable experience is available until late October so don’t miss the chance.