In a way to Wakkanai, the express stopped at Horonobe. I saw a very interesting guide board. Horonobe is; the middle of the Northern Hemisphere, town at 45 degrees north latitude, village of reindeer, in addition, cattle seems. Reindeer in Japan, I didn’t know that. So the landscape from Horonobe to Wakkanai looked somehow in Finland. (But I’ve never been Finland. w)
The train arrived at Wakkanai around 1PM. It took 5 hours from Sapporo. Hokkaido is big!
Wakkanai Station is the northernmost station in Japan. It’s located at 45 degrees 25 minutes 3 seconds north latitude.
By the way Chiasso which is southernmost town in Switzerland is located at 45 degrees 50 minutes. Switzerland is completely located in the north than Japan.