Sarufutsu, Hokkaido

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Location of Sarufutsu in Hokkaido (Sōya Subprefecture)
Location of Sarufutsu in Hokkaido (Sōya Subprefecture)
Sarufutsu is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 45°20′N 142°7′E / 45.333°N 142.117°E / 45.333; 142.117Coordinates: 45°20′N 142°7′E / 45.333°N 142.117°E / 45.333; 142.117
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Sōya Subprefecture)
District Sōya
 • Total 590.00 km2 (227.80 sq mi)
Population (December 31, 2007)
 • Total 2,884
 • Density 4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Rowan
- Flower Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Address 172 Onishibetsu-nishi, Sarufutsu-mura, Hokkaidō
Phone number 01635-2-3131
Website Village of Sarufutsu

Sarufutsu (猿払村 Sarufutsu-mura?) is a village located in Sōya District, Sōya Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

As of December 31, 2007, the village has an estimated population of 2,884 and a density of 4.91 persons per km². The total area is 590.00 km².


Sarufutsu is the northernmost village in Japan and is the largest village in Hokkaido in area. Located on the Tonbetsu Plain, it faces the Sea of Okhotsk to the east where, during the winter, there is drift ice. [1] 80% of the village's total area is covered by forests.

  • Mountains: Mount Horoshiri
  • Rivers: Sarufutsu River
  • Lakes: Poro Swamp, Kamuito Swamp, Mokeuni Swamp

Settlements/Localities in Sarufutsu[edit]

  • Ashino
  • Asajino
  • Chiraibetsu
  • Hamaonishibetsu
  • Hamasarufutsu
  • Onishibetsu (Town Hall is located here)

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]


Sarufutsu is famous for its large and particularly excellent scallops, amongst other seafood. Likewise, a relatively large part of the village is utilised for dairy farming. Lastly, Sarufutsu has a fledgling tourist industry, as it is a highlight for bikers in the summer, who stop overnight at one of the biker camps.


  • Primary Schools
    • Onishibestu Elementary School
    • Hamaonishibestu Elementary School
    • Hamasarufutsu Elementary School
    • Asajino Elementary School
    • Ashino Elementary School
  • Junior High Schools
    • Takushin Junior High School


  1. ^ 考える社会科地図 Kangaeru Shakaika Chizu. 四谷大塚出版 Yotsuya-Ōtsuka Shuppan. 2005. p. 81. 

External links[edit]

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