I left Rebun Island by Heart Land Ferry for Rishiri Island.
The condition for the cruise was not so bad.
Too many vacant seats were too tough for the fleet company but from November to April, very few tourists can be seen in the ferry. Just business persons and the residents of the islands use the transportation.
The residents should pay only half of the marine fare supported by the subsidies from the Ministry of Land Planning, Construction and Transportation.
The deck of the ferry was a little bit slippery with snow, ice and rainfall. I will have to visit this island again to fight an uphill battle against the challenges the people living on the island are facing.