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100th Year Memorial Tower

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Northern-most city founded in 1879

Wakkanai City (if you use the term loosely) is Japan's northern-most city. It was founded in 1879... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
Great Views from Above

We took a long walk from town to this tower which is absolutely worth it on a clear day for the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
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6 Oct 2018
“Northern-most city founded in 1879”
17 Sep 2017
“Great Views from Above”
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Wakkanai City (if you use the term loosely) is Japan's northern-most city. It was founded in 1879. The 100th Year Memorial Tower was built to commemorate the centenary. It's bleak place. The Northern Territories, a group of four small islands claimed by Japan but occupied...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We took a long walk from town to this tower which is absolutely worth it on a clear day for the views. The tower itself has a small exhibition that we didn't really spent much time at; the highlight is obviously the view from above....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank mbaas
Reviewed 11 September 2017

My son and I visited the tower and museum in the late afternoon. We walked from the main bus station to the Hokumon Shrine, then took the foot path to the Eastern section of Wakkanai Park which has most of the monuments and a gift...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

this place has a good view even you not go to the top. and be careful when windy day, I came when winter just end but spring not yet come

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Novia A
Reviewed 11 November 2016

It was blustery icy wind at 45 km/hr but we took the courage to drive up the hill after visiting Soya Misaki. Worth a short visit to snap some photos even though it was icy cold with frozen hands.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DorothyCheong
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We just dropped by this area after visiting the Northernmost landmark. Lots of parking spaces, hard to even drive up to this area because of the steep slope. We didn't get outside of the vehicle as it was extremely windy that day.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Valaeyume
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Hiking up to the base of the tower was a bit of challenge when the temperature could be sub zero 3 degree C. Partially no thanks to the global warning effect, Wakkanai snow season was delay for more than a month. With full sun ray...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Looney C
Reviewed 21 April 2015

A lot of pictures and videos about Wakkanai and Saharin, parking spaces available which is good for driving tours around Wakkanai. Not to be missed if you are interested in knowing about Russia and Japan history of the vicinity.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank konstanza_sf
Reviewed 24 March 2013

A rusty tower commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Wakkanai. It has a small historical museum and, of course, a souvenir shop. Don't go up the tower elevator unless the sky is clear. Rain looks the same at 200 feet up as it...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank miharashi
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