Breakwater Dome and Wakkanai Station (Wakkanai City)

北防波堤ドーム

Ancient Roman architecture – like dome of 14m high and 427m long at the north port of Wakkanai is popular for its unique shape. Plenty of TV drama and CM have been shot here.
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Train ferry service was operated between south of Sakhalin, that was under the control of Japanese government at that era, and Wakkanai until the end of WW 2. To prevent ship, train, and passengers from storm or snow, this breakwater dome started to be constructed in 1931, then it completed in 1936.
北防波堤ドーム
北防波堤ドーム

Inside the dome, you may feel like straying into another world.
北防波堤ドーム
北防波堤ドーム

A patrol boat of Japan Coast Guard was at anchor in the port of Wakkanai.
北防波堤ドーム
北防波堤ドーム

Wakkanai station, the northernmost one of Japan.

A train ticket that proves you visited the northernmost station in this country is available.
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The station was totally renovated as a complex with bus terminal, local community salon, convenience store, eatery, and cinema in 2012.
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This indication says this is the northernmost railway of Japan.
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Many kinds of “northernmost object” can be seen here in Wakkanai.
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