is a town
located on Rishiri Island
in Rishiri District
As of 2008, the town has an estimated population of 2,954 and a density of 28.5 persons per km². The total area is 105.69 km².
Situated on Rishiri Island
, it is surrounded by the Sea of Japan
. Mount Rishiri
, also known as Rishirifuji, is located on the border between the town of the Rishiri to the south, with an elevation of 1721m
Temperatures can drop to -10oC the winter and summers are quite cool. There is adequate precipitation throughout the year.
- 1956-Oniwaki village and Oshidomari village merge together, forming Higashirishiri village.
- 1959-Higashirishiri village becomes Higashirishiri town.
- 1990-Higarishiri is renamed Rishirifuji.
is located in Rishirifuji, which has flights to New Chitose Airport
. The company Heartland regulates ships to Wakkanai
on mainland Hokkaido and Rebun
on Rebun Island