Rishiri Island in Spring

Splendid Fuji-like volcano rising from the sea

By Nicole Bauer    - 1 min read

Rishiri Island is part of Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park at the most northern tip of Hokkaido. It can best be described as a floating or emerging volcano in the middle of the Sea of Japan. In fact, it resembles Mt. Fuji, therefore the nickname Rishiri-Fuji, with the difference that it is surrounded by water. The winter is extremely quiet here; in spring and summer however, as soon as the snow melts, Rishiri Island is a paradise for nature lovers: Remote, unique and utterly beautiful.

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Nicole Bauer

Nicole Bauer @nicole.bauer

Travelling abroad to discover new places, getting to know different cultures and learning foreign languages has always been my passion. I was born and raised in Germany; however, for a few years now I've been very lucky to be able to spend my life abroad. I lived for some time in England and Italy before moving to Japan in October 2009. It took me a while to adapt to this very different world; however, travelling up and down the country has helped me to not only adapt, but to actually fall in love with this country Japan. It has also reawakened my interest in photography, so whenever I get a chance I pack my camera and discover something new. Japan is full of beautiful but less well-known places. To make these more discoverable for everybody, I'm very happy to be able to share my stories and photography on this site, and open a world of extraordinary experiences, which would be difficult to find in a guidebook. For any queries regarding Tokyo as a travel destination or any of my published articles, please feel free to contact me.