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Rebunto Island

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Address: Rebun-gun, Rebun-cho 097-1201, Hokkaido
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Stunningly beautiful island

We went in mid June, during peak wildflower season. To say it was beautiful would be a woeful understatement. We did a day trip to rebun from wakkanai via ferry. We were quite... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
wxywang
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went in mid June, during peak wildflower season. To say it was beautiful would be a woeful understatement. We did a day trip to rebun from wakkanai via ferry. We were quite tight on time as a result and could only hike for about 4 hours (thought the trail took us a little over 2 hours). We woke up... More 

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Hveragerdi, Iceland
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Rebunto is known first of all because of its alpine flowers blooming during summer months, but there's much more to this island. I visited in October, stayed for three days. Wonderful hiking trails, amazing diversity of landscapes, beautiful views, and few to none tourists.

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Thank Maria Anna M
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Wild flowers abundant on the island, if you go for the many walks in spring / summer. As we don't speak Japanese and were on a budget we found this island hard to book somewhere to stay and get around. The ferry terminal information desk were the most helpful at booking accommodation for us. Ferries run 3-4 times a day... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Beside having the 1st grade sea urchins as part of the meal here, u can feel the natural relaxing and peaceful feeling in this island,will easily fall in love to it and think of coming back again and again... When u r in the island, may suggest renting a car for moving around instead of cycling,less danger, easier and faster... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

Of the two islands reached by ferry from Wakkanai at the north-western tip of Hokkaido, Rishiri tends to get more attention because of its Mount Fuji-like cone. But for a day trip or weekend, I would say Rebun has more to offer. On Rishiri, you only have one walking option - going up the mountain - which is a fairly... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

I arrived by ferry at 10 am, there is a 10.45 am bus to the North of the island, so i hiked the section from Hamanaka to Kafukai, 4 hours 15 netto time. The trail is wide, easy and fast, it becomes slower and also more beautiful in the second half. There are streams. Arrival at the pleasant camping site... More 

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Thank Pierre W
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

We spent 3 nights on Rebun Island in late July. Unfortunately the island was shrouded in fog for most of the time so we were unable to enjoy the sea views whilst hiking. Despite the poor weather we really enjoyed the island and staying in Hotel Rebun (reviewed separately). You can pick up a trail map in English at the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

When: August end How we got there: Took the 7:13 pm train from Asahikawa to Wakkanai, stayed overnight at Wakkanai and took the early morning Hearland ferry from Wakkanai to Kafuka in Rebun. Where we stayed: 1. stayed overnight at the Wakkanai Sun Hotel. It was yuck. YUCK. They only had smoking rooms available which meant the place was overwhelmingly... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

For three months a year this is a beautiful accessible island. Over 300 varieties of wild flowers. The island is a ferry ride from wakkinai. The locals harvest sea urchines and farm kelp. There is wonderful hiking and a ferry to rishiri takes you to the little fuji mountain for a spectacular climb.

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Thank Susan B
San Francisco
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We visited Rebun n September. There was no flowers left by then. The landscape is ok and we are extremely jaded travelers. The problem with Rebun was the newness and ugly architecture. When the boat gets in our first reaction was, "This is ugly". It did not change. We stayed in Pension Uni which was beautifully new and clean and... More 

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