Visit the the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park when you are in Rishiri.
Visitors commonly use Rishiri as a base for further adventures. This much-loved region is blessed with a treasure-trove of great cities, attractions and landscapes.
Houses of the holy are the perfect portals into a community's spiritual heart. The shrines around Rishiri are certainly no exception. For an outdoor cultural activity that will interest the entire family, take the time to stop by the region's fascinating gardens, open-air museums and open-air markets.
Why not take advantage of a knowledgable local guide and join a special interest tour? Cycling tours, culinary tours and city walking tours are popular here. Why not try some winter activities while you are here? Snowboarding is a good option. Another possibility is skiing.
Sometimes, a region's true spirit can be found in the flavors and aromas of its kitchens. Sea urchin and also squid are common ingredients used in food in this area. Don't leave Rishiri without sampling ishikari nabe (salmon and vegetable stew) and ruibe (sliced raw salmon).
As the sun sets on your adventures, spend your last yen on last-minute keepsakes and say Sayōnara to the locals you've met and the places you've come to love.