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This magnificent and up-close sunrise that illuminates the islands situated to the north of Hokkaido feels almost sacred. It is so beautiful, words cannot do it justice.On the easternmost point of the main Hokkaido island, Cape Nosappu is an incredibly popular New Year sunrise watching spot where visitors get to see the sunrise before anyone else. New Year's sunrise watchers gather from all over Japan, and the entire city of Nemuro prepares warm hospitality to greet them.
The New Year sunrise at Cape Nosappu is usually at around 6:50. But the "Cape Nosappu First Sunrise Celebration" starts well before that. From a very early 5:00 in the morning, free coffee and tea are provided and piping hot teppo-jiru soup with Hanasaki Crab is also available (200 yen per serving).
And then, after the 6:20 Nemuro taiko drum performance, the long awaited New Year sunrise starts.
At the top of Cape Nosappu there stands Hokkaido's oldest lighthouse, and the surrounding area is maintained as the Cape of Nostalgia Park. The Nemuro Strait scenery that unfolds before your eyes is a dynamic scene that really drives home how amazing Hokkaido can be. Start off 2017 with a very special New Year's Day heralded by a New Year sunrise that will fill your heart with awe.
Cape Nosappu First Sunrise Celebration
33 Banchi, Nosappu, Nemuro City Northern Territory Museum (previously Nemuro Tourist & Local Products Center)
Nemuro Tourist Association
5:00 am – 7:00 am
Free coffee and tea are passed out.Hanasaki Crab teppo-jiru soup is available for 200 yen per serving, etc.
2 hours by car from Nemuro Nakashibetsu Airport
3 hours by car from Kushiro Airport
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