The incline of the road suddenly increased as I neared Cape Sukoton and I had to pedal hard to get my bicycle up the cliffs. Once I had crested the ridgeline it was a gentle downhill cruise to reach the cape.
At the end of the road to Cape Sukoton is a small souvenir and snack shop with some picnic tables in the back. A couple tour buses were in the parking lot and the tour groups were starting to get ready to leave when I arrived. As the other tourists were looking around inside the souvenir shop I took a minute to cool off in the shade.
From the back of the souvenir shop a short path leads down to Cape Sukoton itself. This is the northwestern tip of Rebun and is also the northern most point on the island. There’s a very wide view from here and I was fortunate to have Cape Sukoton all to myself when I was there. In the distance I could see Cape Kanedano, where I had been earlier in the day, and beyond it I could even see the mountain at the center of Rishiri Island. Just north of where I was standing was Todo Island with its lonely lighthouse. Although I still had some more cycling to do that I day I tried to stop and just enjoy the scenery as much as I could before leaving the cape. It had taken several hours to get to Cape Sukoton on a bicycle but it had been worth it.