JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Rishiri is one of Japan's northernmost islands off Wakkanai, Hokkaido. Round island with a distinctive cone-shaped mountain Mt. Rishiri (photo) in the middle. Part of Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park.
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Approaching Rishiri by ferry. There are ferries from Wakkanai and Rebun going to Rishiri. Lighthouse near the port. Mt. Rishiri is 1,721 meters high.
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Rishiri is about 63 km in circumference and has a population of about 5,000. Like Rebun, best to rent a car on Rishiri and drive around.
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Map of Rishiri-Rebun: https://goo.gl/maps/kUETt7fbN5mWzeD97
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Mt. Rishiri is nicknamed "Rishiri-Fuji" since it's conical like Mt. Fuji.
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Rishiri at dawn.
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Approaching Kutsugata Port in Rishiri. 沓形港
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Kutsugata Port in Rishiri.
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Kutsugata Port Ferry Terminal in Rishiri when we visited. This building is now a restaurant after a new ferry terminal building was built nearby.沓形港フェリーターミナル
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Otaru Maru at Kutsugata Port in Rishiri. 沓形港 おたる丸
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Kutsugata Port in Rishiri. 沓形港
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We stopped in Kutsugata Port in Rishiri briefly on our way to Rebun. 沓形港
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Ika cuttlefish boat in Kutsugata Port in Rishiri, Hokkaido. Bright lights at night attract the cuttlefish to the surface. 沓形港
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From Rebun, took the ferry to Rishiri, approaching Oshidomari Port.
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Approaching Rishiri by ferry.
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Approaching Rishiri's Oshidomari Port in northern Rishiri, closest to Wakkanai. 鴛泊港
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Rishiri's Oshidomari Port. 鴛泊港
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These photos were taken quite some years ago, so some things may look different now.
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Rishiri's Oshidomari Port. 鴛泊港
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Rishiri forest
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We did some easy hiking on Rishiri in early autumn.
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We did some hiking on Rishiri in early autumn, nothing strenuous.
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On Cape Peshi, Oshidomari Lighthouse overlooking Oshidomari Port. 鴛泊灯台 ペシ岬
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Oshidomari Lighthouse on Rishiri, Hokkaido. 鴛泊灯台
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Rishiri's Oshidomari Port. 鴛泊港
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Rishiri's Oshidomari Port or ferry terminal. 鴛泊港
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View from Cape Peshi.
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View from Cape Peshi.
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Ferry from Rishiri to Wakkanai. Souya Maru No. 5 第五宗谷丸
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Ferry to Wakkanai. Souya Maru No. 5 第五宗谷丸
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Bye-bye Rishiri.
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Wakkanai ahead.
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Rebun's rolling hills and Mt. Rishiri on nearby Rishiri island.
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Rishiri as seen from Rebun. If you visit Rebun, also visit Rishiri and vice versa. They are almost like wedded islands. Rishiri is male (tall and distinct stature), Rebun is female (curvaceous).
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Rishiri as seen from Rebun.
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Rishiri as seen from Rebun.
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Rishiri as seen from Rebun.
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Rishiri as seen from Rebun.
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Rishiri as seen from Rebun.
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Rishiri as seen from Rebun.
   
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