Wakkanai Station is northernmost station in Japan. Soyahonsen which has Wakkanai Station as the end of the station is the railway northernmost in Japan. Scallops are caught in large quantities in Wakkanai area. Scallop shell has been piled like as a mountain near the harbor. Russian fishing boat had been anchored at Wakkanai Port. The distance from Wakkanai to Sakhalin in Russia is only 42km. Sakhalin can be seen from Wakkanai on sunny day.