Wakanai is one of my favorite places on earth, especially during the winter. Tremendous waves battering snow-covered coast, snow storms, glimpses of Russian Sakhalin island. Food is excellent and so are the vistas. It feels like the end of the
world, but so cozy and homey. One of my favorite activities in life: soaking in mineral hot springs (onsen) while observing - behind the window - enormity and brutality of nature; the sea crashing against white shore.