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Japan Hokkaido Rebun Funadomari Sukoton

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Funadomari Sukoton

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.

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Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton

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.

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton Rishiri

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton

Japan Hokkaido Rebun Cape Sukoton

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.

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