Photo by S.Kawamura from Wikipedia
Overview of Wakkanai
“Driving through for as far as the Eyes can See”
Wakkanai in Hokkaido is the City at the north-end of Japan. One of the islands which Russia effectively controls is only about 43km away from Cape Soya. A ferry between Wakkanai and Korsakov was co-operated by Russia and Japan but it's been suspended since last year.
The Ororon-line is a popular road running along the coast line of the Sea of Japan from Wakkanai. The road continues straight for such a long distance that you will feel like driving beyond the horizon.
Trip to Rishiri and Rebun islands, via a few hours ferry travel from Wakkanai, are getting popular to enjoy trekking, hiking and camping surrounded by well-preserved nature.
Climate in Wakkanai
Annual temperature is roughly between -4°C (24°F) and 20°C (68°F). September expects the highest precipitation (about 170mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 140cm). July to September are the warmest months (about 17°C or 63°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about -4°C or 24°F). Great care must be taken against blizzards during winter.
You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.
Weather SummaryOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly TemperatureOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Wind SpeedOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Sunshine DurationOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug10-year average.
Monthly Weather10-year average
Monthly Precipitation and Temperature10-year average
Monthly Wind Speed10-year average
The following clothes are recommended for visiting Wakkanai in the 2nd week of Aug.