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Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula

Travel Guide - Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula

InformationInformation

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

ClosedClosed

  • 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

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ichi @mouton1993 - 2018-12-03
This is Aidomari Onsen, another Hitou at Rausu at shiretoko peninsula.
This is out of season.
During summer season… https://t.co/EHEYvxEGB4
ichi @mouton1993 - 2018-12-03
This is Aidomari Onsen, another Hitou at Rausu at shiretoko peninsula.
This is out of season.
During summer season… https://t.co/EP7UdVgmHK
ichi @mouton1993 - 2018-12-03
This is Aidomari Onsen, another Hitou at Rausu at shiretoko peninsula.
This is out of season.
During summer season… https://t.co/maZrDR9yk9
ichi @mouton1993 - 2018-12-02
Have you been to Hitou, hidden hotspring in Japan?
If you are an expert of Japan you should try Hitou.
This is Sese… https://t.co/XhgzpwLaXH
ichi @mouton1993 - 2018-12-02
Have you been to Hitou, hidden hotspring in Japan?
If you are an expert of Japan you should try Hitou.
This is Sese… https://t.co/gf5II6hyNV
ichi @mouton1993 - 2018-12-02
Have you been to Hitou, hidden hotspring in Japan?
If you are an expert of Japan you should try Hitou.
This is Sese… https://t.co/nRQRtGmN6I
Robert Day Travel @robertdaytravel - 2018-11-07
Well that’s disappointing. The cruise is cancelled. I might have to explain the wonderful natural beauty of the Shi… https://t.co/caOvYtQIPH
Kai 鶴丸加偉 @Kai_Tsurumaru - 2018-11-02
I wanna visit Shiretoko Peninsula in the next early summer if I could.

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Nipponica @nippponica - 2018-10-31
'The narrow Shiretoko peninsula, which juts into the Sea of Okhotsk from the eastern coast of Hokkaido, Japan’s nor… https://t.co/v0sEoZIQru
sinh11.f @sinh11f - 2018-10-16
#PhotoOfTheDay ,
I love this mountain, and this peninsula.

Nikon D800E + AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Shir… https://t.co/0G4J9yqs60
Discover_Tokyo @takahiro2011 - 2018-10-14
Morning grow with Shiretoko peninsula in Hokkaido. #visit #Tokyo #Japan #discover #love #travel #tour #cool… https://t.co/dYRUKXsylD
Pavel Gospodinov @pavelgospodinov - 2018-10-13
A Couple Enjoying The Dramatic Sunset At Utoro Harbor, The Sea Of #Okhotsk, #Hokkaido, #Japan… https://t.co/CuLhtO29xO
기자 @sethrobson1 - 2018-10-12
Japanese fishing boats depart the #hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula towards #Kunashiri Island, only about 15 miles aw… https://t.co/SvaHmpI7yI
기자 @sethrobson1 - 2018-10-12
The waters off #Hokkaido and the #Russian-controlled islands to the north are rich fisheries. Roadside shops along… https://t.co/4HVtWkO6dX
Pavel Gospodinov @pavelgospodinov - 2018-10-05
Sunset At Utoro Harbor With The Red Lighthouse At The Entrance And Some Fishermen, The Sea Of #Okhotsk, #Hokkaido,… https://t.co/2LWM1JVtw3
Pavel Gospodinov @pavelgospodinov - 2018-10-04
Dramatic Sunset At The Sea Of #Okhotsk, #Hokkaido, #Japan https://t.co/rfLEMXKI45 https://t.co/ahdhjNewnf
Pavel Gospodinov @pavelgospodinov - 2018-10-04
Dramatic Sunset At Utoro Harbor And The Sea Of #Okhotsk, #Hokkaido, #Japan https://t.co/TkEWuCwYOR https://t.co/dnTxtPzZph
Pavel Gospodinov @pavelgospodinov - 2018-10-03
A Couple Enjoying The Dramatic Sunset At Utoro Harbor, The Sea Of #Okhotsk, #Hokkaido, #Japan… https://t.co/U775zpUGQ0
Pavel Gospodinov @pavelgospodinov - 2018-10-03
Sunset At #Utoro Harbor - Two Lighthouses At The Entrance Of The Harbor, The Sea Of #Okhotsk, #Hokkaido, #Japan… https://t.co/nJkkx7k25t
Tanveer Badal @tanveerbadal - 2018-10-03
Shiretoko Peninsula is one of the best places to see bears — it’s an area where the land belongs to the bears and h… https://t.co/YgM7fQuzXm
Wanderlust Charli @WanderlustersUK - 2018-10-03
Hiked out onto the Shiretoko Peninsula this morning. Beautiful views despite the grey skies! Hoping that… https://t.co/0SnrcPaDPC
Wanderlust Charli @WanderlustersUK - 2018-10-03
Stumbled across these signs that Hokkaido's brown bear 🐻 population isnt too far away! Hiking on the Shiretoko Peni… https://t.co/ZJh49NQM4Z
Being Tokyo @beingtokyo - 2018-10-02
@Ben_Steiner I went to the areas around Daisetsuzan National Park and Shiretoko Peninsula - stunning!
Being Tokyo @beingtokyo - 2018-10-02
@Ben_Steiner I went to the areas around Daisetsuzan National Park and Shiretoko Peninsula - stunning!
Wanderlust Charli @WanderlustersUK - 2018-10-02
The most amazing view of Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula despite threatening rain and winds from #TyphoonTrami - So… https://t.co/Zr6xCKgezB
Pavel Gospodinov @pavelgospodinov - 2018-10-01
Panoramic View Of The #Shiretoko National Park, The #Utoro Harbor And The Sea Of #Okhotsk From The Top Of The Oronk… https://t.co/mYmMU13ktH
Pavel Gospodinov @pavelgospodinov - 2018-09-29
Fishermen Fishing For Pink #Salmon At The Sea Of #Okhotsk In #Hokkaido, #Japan https://t.co/XdINUBKI4F https://t.co/U9MpBhwvWa
Pavel Gospodinov @pavelgospodinov - 2018-09-29
Seagulls Perched On Concrete Blocks At #Utoro Harbor; The Lighthouse At The Entrance Of The Harbor At Sunset, The… https://t.co/PFGu2eIqrf
Pavel Gospodinov @pavelgospodinov - 2018-09-29
Sunset At Utoro Harbor With Concrete Block And Seagull Perched On It, The Sea Of #Okhotsk, #Hokkaido, #Japan… https://t.co/fp9GhrDzCK
Pavel Gospodinov @pavelgospodinov - 2018-09-28
Panoramic View Of The #Shiretoko National Park, The #Utoro Harbor And The Sea Of #Okhotsk From The Top Of The Oronk… https://t.co/hp9GPy2pV6

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