NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉

2007/7/12

利尻島 Rishiri-tou Rishiri Island

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Rishiri Island is a circular island located to the west of Wakkanai City in north Hokkaido. Most part of the island is designated as a part of Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park. The word “Rishiri” comes from an Ainu word “ri-sir,” meaning “an island with a lofty mountain.” As its name shows, the island has a lofty mountain of Mt. Rishiri (1,721 m), which has a beautiful conical shape like Mt. Fuji. Being called “Rishiri Fuji,” it is the symbol of the island.

Rishiri Island is blessed with fishing grounds and ocean resources. Especially kelp taken from the sea around the island is famous all over the country as Rishiri Kelp. The island is also the treasure trove of alpine plants including many species peculiar to this island. With a lot of exquisite mountains, highlands, lakes and wetlands, Rishiri Island is a fascinating sightseeing spot.

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Rishiri-cho, Rishiri-gun, Hokkaido 097-0400
name
Rishiri Island
phone
0163-84-2349




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