Floating island of flowers

Rebun Island is called “Floating island of flowers.”

Map of Southern Rebun

Map of Southern Rebun

Lake Kushu; It takes 30 minute to Lake Kush from Alpine Botanical Garden on foot. It is a famous tourist destination of Rebun and the northernmost lake of Japan.

Lake Kushu

Lake Kushu

Because it is severe weather, the pristine wilderness is still here. There are trails around the lake shore, the campground and some accommodations nearby.

Lake Kushu and its flora and fauna.

Lake Kushu and its flora and fauna.

Sukai-misaki (Clear waters headland, Cape Sky); It takes about an hour to Sky Headland from Lake Kusyu on foot.

Views on the way to Headland Sky from Lake Kush.

Views on the way to Headland Sky from Lake Kush.

 Cove of Sukai -misaki

Cove of Sukai -misaki

Sukai –misaki (Headland Sky)

Sukai –misaki (Headland Sky)

Found the flowers around Cape Sky.

Found the flowers around Cape Sky.

From Sukai-misaki to Gorota-misaki (Cape Gorota).

Gorota-misaki (Cape Goroto).

Gorota-misaki (Cape Goroto).

Flowers around here

Flowers around here

It takes an hour walk to Cape Sutokon from Gorota Cape. Sukoton Cape is the northernmost land of Rebun Island. Uninhabited Sea Lion Island is floating in front.

Cape Sutokon

Cape Sutokon and Sea Lion Island

Observatory of Sutokon Cape

Observatory of Sutokon Cape

Left the Sutokon Cape, I headed to Edoya Sando Path (the trail of the Edoya hill).

Edoya Sando Path (the trail of the Edoya hill)

Edoya Sando Path (the trail of the Edoya hill)

Edoya Sando Path (Edoya hill trail) is famous for its unique flowers and great sceneries.

Unique plants from Edoya hill trail.

Unique plants from Edoya hill trail.

Rare and pretty flowers blooming along the path.

Rare and pretty flowers blooming along the path.

Really lovely flowers from Edoya hill trail.

Really lovely flowers from Edoya hill trail.

Dropped down the Edoya Hill, I went to the cape of Kaneda and had a late lunch.

The restaurant and Kaneda-no-Misaki Cape of Kaneda)

The restaurant and Kaneda-no-Misaki Cape of Kaneda)

Kaneda-no-Misaki (Cape of Kaneda) is well-known that wild seals are often seen around here.

Seals frolicking on the reef

Seals frolicking on the reef

I left the cape of Kaneda for the ferry port to cross the Rebun Channel; to next Rishiri Island.

Flowers from the floating island, Rebun.

Flowers from the floating island, Rebun.

I was surprised by the rich flowers!

 

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