Rebun Island
Rebun Island lies in the Sea of Japan
Sea of Japan
The Sea of Japan is a marginal sea of the western Pacific Ocean, between the Asian mainland, the Japanese archipelago and Sakhalin. It is bordered by Japan, North Korea, Russia and South Korea. Like the Mediterranean Sea, it has almost no tides due to its nearly complete enclosure from the Pacific...

 off the northwestern tip of Hokkaidō
, formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japan's second largest island; it is also the largest and northernmost of Japan's 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu, although the two islands are connected by the underwater railway Seikan Tunnel...

, Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

. Rebun stretches 29 kilometers in the north-south direction and 8 kilometers east-west, covering about 80 square kilometers. The island is known for its alpine flowers and the 8-Hour Hiking Course which runs from one end of the island to the other, north to south. The hiking course can be broken into two sections, known as the 4-Hour Hiking Courses. The island is part of the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park
Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park
is a national park on the Rishiri Island, Rebun Island, coasts of Wakkanai and Wakkasakanai and Sarobetsu Plain and the north-western edge of Hokkaidō, Japan.-External links:*


Other features of interest
  • Mount Rebun
    Mount Rebun
    is the highest point on Rebun Island in Rebun, Hokkaidō, Japan. The mountain consists of marine sedimentary rocks from the Early Cretaceous period, 149–97 million years ago.-Climbing route:...

  • Peach Rock momoiwa
  • Jizo Rock
  • Cat Rock nekoiwa
  • Cape Sukoton
  • Cape Kaneda
  • Cape Gorota
  • Cape Sukai
  • Todo Island
  • Lake Kushu
  • Yamunai Valley
  • Rebun Forest Road
  • Rebun Falls


All communities are part of the town of Rebun
Rebun, Hokkaido
is a town located in Rebun District, Sōya, Hokkaidō, Japan. The district and town both cover the island of the same name: Rebun Island. Rebun island is famous for its alpine flowers.-Geography:...

 in Rebun District
Rebun District, Hokkaido
is a district located in Sōya Subprefecture, Hokkaidō, Japan. The district and town both cover the island of the same name: Rebun Island.As of 2004, the district has an estimated population of 3,573 and a density of 43.93 persons per km². The total area is 81.33 km².-External links:...

. Roughly from north to south:
  • Sukoton
  • Awabikoton
  • Hamanaka
  • Funadomari
  • Horodomari
  • Uedomari
  • Nairo
  • Kitousu
  • Kafukai
  • Kafuka
  • Shiretoko


  • Ferry link to Rishiri
    Rishiri may refer to:*Rishiri-kombu , a type of kombu* Rishiri Island, a Japanese island** Rishiri, Hokkaidō, a town on Rishiri Island** Mount Rishiri, a volcano on Rishiri island...

     Island, Wakkanai, and Otaru via Rishiri
  • Air link to Wakkanai Airport
    Wakkanai Airport
    is an airport located east southeast of Wakkanai, Hokkaidō, Japan.Wakkanai is the northernmost airport in Japan which is capable of handling jet aircraft; due to its small size, it is susceptible to closures during the coldest winter months, in which case incoming aircraft are often diverted to...

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