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Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula

Travel Guide - Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula


Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula is located in north-east part of Hokkaido. The peninsula with rich natural environment is the first place which its nature with the ocean was designated as a World Heritage Site in Japan. There is a mountain range of the Chishima volcanic belt including the 1,660 meters high Mt. Rausu-yama in the middle of the peninsula. In addition to salmons and brown bears, this is a home for many endangered wildlife species, such as Blakiston's Fish Owl and Viola kitamiana.
Its outstanding nature of waterfalls, lakes and mountains also attract visitors all over the world. There are many hiking courses for exploring this area. Sightseeing cruises around the peninsula are available all year round. Watching drift ice floating on the ocean around the peninsula in winter is also a popular attraction.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • To Utoro from Shari: 60 minutes from JR Shiretoko-Shari Station (Shari Bus Terminal) by the bus bound for Shiretoko Five Lakes. Get off at Utoro-Onsen Bus Terminal.
  • To Utoro from Sapporo: 7 hours from Sapporo Chuo Bus Terminal by the bus bound for Shari (Eagle Liner). Get off at Utoro-Onsen Bus Terminal (Booking required).
  • To Utoro from Memanbetsu Airport: 130 minutes from Memanbetsu Airport by the bus bound for Utoro-Onsen. Get off at Utoro-Onsen Bus Terminal.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 170, Utoronishi, Shari-cho Shari-gun, Hokkaido, 099-4354


InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2021-01-22
Huge Stellars Sea Eagles sit on the ice flows off the Shiretoko Peninsula. #Japan #Travel

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Doug Brooks @Hoosier84 - 2021-01-06
@PangaMan5 @KMCRadio ??
Mount Rusha, the volcano located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido, Japan?
Tuttogiappone - All about Japan @Tuttogiappone - 2020-12-30
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AboutWorldHeritage @AAWorldHeritage - 2020-12-29
Travel to the 'end of the earth' at Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula; Walter Sim; Straits Times https://t.co/NDad5oHxIo via @wordpressdotcom
ST Foreign Desk @STForeignDesk - 2020-12-28
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The Straits Times @straits_times - 2020-12-28
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Travel To Tokyo @TravelToTokyo - 2020-12-28
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Travel Japan @Travel21JPN - 2020-12-22
【Cape Puyuni, Hokkaido】
'This peninsula in eastern Hokkaido is Shari-cho town on the west side and Rausu-cho town o… https://t.co/ucnwRb9MIT
SHAHIN @shahinc310 - 2020-12-05
White Tailed Eagle. Shiretoko Peninsula. Northern Japan https://t.co/ngmQ2Mnb04
Brendan McAleer @brendan_mcaleer - 2020-11-13
But because this is Japan, these bears like to hang out with fishermen on the Shiretoko peninsula. Especially femal… https://t.co/F8pt8r8hGv
Kaiko @Kaikonyan - 2020-11-09
Shiretoko Peninsula looks interesting. So much nature🌲🌿 (pictures from google search) https://t.co/EDk2GuwqR8
Visit Japan @Visit_Japan - 2020-10-27
The silver award winning photo from the 2019 Japan Underwater Photo Contest is of the Shiretoko Peninsula with its… https://t.co/CZFK9pdWW2
Kazuko @kakotandesu - 2020-10-20
Reference NHK documentary. The sea north of The Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan (a World Natural Heritage Site) is home… https://t.co/6qaIpkLYQe
北海道のShimpé-chan @Shimpedenord - 2020-10-17
Shiretoko peninsula - the world natural heritage site. https://t.co/nIJ4fsgGZ1
渡辺満 @dubianman - 2020-09-22
@fukuoka_ryoko I don't faintly know Shiretoko peninsula. It's located near the Abashiri prison. That's it. Let call… https://t.co/1TDhuZ6MGf
福岡良子(気象予報士/防災士) @fukuoka_ryoko - 2020-09-22
The Shiretoko Peninsula is located in the east of Hokkaido.
It is registered as a World Natu… https://t.co/o24yrQAe7m
Love & Wander @love_and_wander - 2020-09-12
Japan Day 177 - Rausu:

Our last tour item was to be a boat trip along the western coast of Shiretoko Peninsula, ho… https://t.co/LLsUUnFb6e
shukei🇯🇵 @shu_vlog - 2020-09-12
Have you guys ever seen a wild bear?

I’ve seen it only once in my life when I traveled in Shiretoko Peninsula, whi… https://t.co/INLVriHEFr
Love & Wander @love_and_wander - 2020-09-11
Japan Day 176 - Rausu:

Another amazing day exploring the Shiretoko Peninsula region. More bears, many deer, foxes… https://t.co/Qd4ssLajk9
Love & Wander @love_and_wander - 2020-09-10
Japan Day 175 - Rausu:

Fantastic animal day! We saw 5 sperm whales in the Nemuro Strait and spent 30 minutes watch… https://t.co/OXZtJtKgyx
Love & Wander @love_and_wander - 2020-09-09
Japan Day 174 - Rausu:

4 hours on a train +3 in a car from Sapporo will bring you to Shiretoko Peninsula where you… https://t.co/PrVKGAcNZi
Nat Geo WILD @natgeowild - 2020-08-26
An adult female brown bear with one of her cubs. Shiretoko Peninsula. #ViewersChoiceVacation https://t.co/7DHPEX3Nf4
Dave Jackson @craniac15 - 2020-08-17
Come any closer matey and I'll have you up against the beak! Steller's Sea Eagles on the Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokka… https://t.co/l47sYlawtF
InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2020-08-11
Hokkaido without snow?! The Shiretoko peninsula is quite breath-taking.

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att.JAPAN @attjapan - 2020-08-03
Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido
Thank you @yusuke3078 for this beautiful picture!

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att.JAPAN @attjapan - 2020-08-03
Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido
Thank you @yusuke3078 for this beautiful picture!

#attjapan #japan #tokyo #summer… https://t.co/ovf0oXgD7j
InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2020-08-02
A Shiretoko peninsula in the summer....not a drop of snow in sight
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InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2020-08-02
The Hokkaido most people see is in snow....but it's worth seeing. This is drift ice and Stellars Sea Eagles off the… https://t.co/HZCQfOnIuk
GaijinPot @GaijinPot - 2020-07-30
Shiretoko Peninsula: Journey to the “end of the world” in Hokkaido’s far north for camping, trekking, and more. https://t.co/U2UtrhupEJ
Sapporu @SapporoSapporu - 2020-07-30
Shiretoko Peninsula
Journey to the “end of the world” in Hokkaido’s far north for camping, trekking, and more.

JP🌸Sightseeing @bitcom_eng - 2020-07-24
Hello everyone! 
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