Rebun Island (Rebun Town; The population is 2,760.) stretches 29 kilometres from north to south and 8 kilometres from east to west. The island covers approximately 80 square kilometres. Rebun Island is located 10 kilometres northwest of Rishiri Island, and the two islands are separated by the Rebun Channel.
Early morning, I took a walk to the fishing port near the hotel.
Rebun Island is known for its alpine flowers and the 8-Hour Hiking Course which runs from one end of the island to the other, north to south. (There is no car road on the west coast of the island.)
I took a local bus to Shiretoko, the northernmost village of Rebun.
Shiretoko is located at the southernmost tip of Rebun Island. It’s a small fishing village.
From Shiretoko, I walked up to Momo-iwa (Peach Rock) through the Motochi lighthouse.
Upper photographs are the sceneries on the way to the Peach Rock from Shiretoko. You can see Motochi lighthouse, so beautifu sceneries of this area.
The peach rock (Momo-iwa) is a huge dome of 200-300m in width 190m in height that magma created.
Got down the hill of Peach Rock, I went to Motochi coast.
Motochi coast has been known as the beach of agate.Gemstones of agate are so well found previously.
Moved to the next distination Rebunn Botanical Garden by a bus on a regular route.
Rebun Botanical Garden of Alpine Plant
Rebun Island has distinctive vegetation－so distinctive that edelweiss species－a mountain flower－bloom even near the sea－and therefor has many indigenous species. Countless species of alpine plants believed to the remmants of the glacial period bloom in flower fields on the island.
Rebun Island is called “Floating island of flowers.”