(利尻岳) Mt. Rishiri Hike

 

A very expensive hyakumeizan. Let's see if I'll even get to do it. BUT, this is such a gorgeous mountain, with beautiful peaks. Let's hope that I'll get to do it. 

Budget: JPY6,500 (~USD63)
  • JPY1,400. Bus, Wakkanai Airport < > Wakkanai Port (JPY1,400 one way). 
  • JPY5,100. Ferry, Wakkanai Port < > Rishiri Island (JPY2,550 one way)
  • +JPY21,280. Roundtrip Flight, Tokyo < > Wakkanai. That's the cheapest I can find, average is at JPY40,000 one way. 
  • +JPY17.780. Roundtrip Train, Asahikawa Station < > Wakkanai (JPY8,890 one way)
Hike Date / Difficulty (Elevation: 1,721m / 5,646ft)
  • 2022
  • Difficulty: 5 out of 5
  • Route below is around 12.9kilometers, with an elevation change of ▲1,512m/ ▽1,512m (source), about 8-10 hours for the entire hike. 


When to Go
Anytime during the year! But prepared with a lot of snow in winter though. 

Special Notes
  • Weather check: English / Japanese
  • Trailhead. There's two main ones, but the easiest way to do it is just walk from the port. 
    • Flight. Tokyo to Wakkanai Airport. 
    • Bus, Wakkanai Airport to Wakkanai Port Ferry Terminal (稚内港). JPY700 one way. 
    • Ferry, Wakkanai Port to Rishiri Island (Oshidomari) 利尻島(鴛泊). JPY2,550, an hour and a half one way. Schedule changes per season, so check. Online reservations here
Ferry Schedule, Wakkanai Port < > Oshidomari (Rishiri Island)
Itinerary
Friday

  • Figure out how to go to Wakkanai. 
Saturday
  • 06:45am. Wakkanai Ferry to Oshidomari. 
  • 08:25am. ETA: Oshidomari. 
  • Start hike. Stay in the emergency hut. 
Sunday
  • Start hike. 
  • 02:35pm. Oshidomari to Wakkanai. 


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