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My first time in Hokkaido and Shiretoko is definitely the highlight of the trip.
Took 2 days to drive from Asahikawa - Syunkyo (stay 1 night) - Abashiri - Shiretoko was fantastic, with great scenary and very little cars on the road. Do note the...More
This untamed region of Japan's northern island, Hokkaido, is a very scenic area. It can be compared to the coast line of several of the Hawaiian islands, only this coast is extreme in its isolation. There are several waterfalls and caves among the sculpted mountains-sides....More
We went here with our family of six. It was a lovely peninsula. We saw bears, Fox, dear, dolphins, seals. We were able to be in the natural Hot Springs waterfall. They're lovely hikes around the lakes. I highly recommend. We went before August 1...More
The Shiretoko peninsula is situated in the north-eastern part of Hokkaido. It is a land of outstanding natural beauty, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2005. Wildlife abounds on land, and the waters are home to seals and sea lions, dolphins and whales. The...More
Our best experience was to be able to see a family of deer in close distance when we walked to Furepe Waterfall at the back of the Nature Centre. We went to Shiretoko Goko (Five Lakes) twice. In the morning due to thick fog we...More
The board walk portion of the National Park is accessible to wheelchairs and is a good alternative if you cannot reserve a place in one of the guided tours. However, do your best to join a tour. These small groups (10-12) are guided by registered...More
We ran into many animals on the way, such as elks, foxes, rabbits...etc.
But the trail was closed due to maintenance. Checking it before departure is recommended. It was still quite pleasant in the area since we could also visit other places around there.
The Shiretoko Peninsula can be described as the Jewel of Hokkaido. It was designated National Park in 1964 and UNESCO World Natural Heritage site in 2005. Due to its vast area and multiple jurisdiction, it is not easy for visitors to find needed information from...More
I managed to complete the board walk and although I didn't get to complete seeing the 5 lakes, what I saw took my breathe away with the pure beauty of the landscape.
The boardwalk take around 45 minutes to complete and gives you an idea...More
Definitely worth driving to if you go to Hokkaido. Did the 5 lakes walk with a guide, definitely worth it. Learn so much about the location and natural environment. Actually better than on your own. Amazing sights of the lakes on clear day.