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Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula

Travel Guide - Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula

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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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Todd Schnitt @toddschnitt - 2019-06-15
CLOSE ENCOUNTER: We are bear watching on the #Shiretoko Peninsula on #Hokkaido, #Japan. https://t.co/CnYGMUMoZv
The Hokkaido Wilds @hokkaidowilds - 2019-06-07
SKI TOURING ROUTE | Shari-dake (斜里岳, 1547m) is a massive free-standing volcano just beyond the western end of Shire… https://t.co/Cplq5aeHYM
ANTOR UK @ANTOR_Travel - 2019-06-05
Head to far-flung Shiretoko National Park in Hokkaido's east and discover the diverse wildlife, hidden waterfalls a… https://t.co/wgsXubD78C
The Hokkaido Wilds @hokkaidowilds - 2019-05-30
SKI TOURING ROUTE | Unabetsu-dake (海別岳, 1419m) is the least technical of all peaks on the Shiretoko Peninsula, in f… https://t.co/YcnNp5NiOO
✵ 𝐌𝐞𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐧.𝐖𝐃 ✵ @wdmeghan - 2019-05-21
A white killer whale is seen in the Nemuro Strait off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido on May 16, 2019. (Photo c… https://t.co/6GHTGdSise
cokoguri @cokoguri - 2019-05-18
Whale Watching - Tourists watch killer whales swimming off the Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido, on Tuesday via… https://t.co/KJsO2lfnnW
City-Cost | Japan. @citycostjapan - 2019-05-15
Late April to mid-July the best time of year to spot killer whales from cruise boats on waters off the Shiretoko Pe… https://t.co/wvz38rsXSA
Kyodo News | Japan @kyodo_english - 2019-05-15
The best time of the whale watching season has begun in waters off the #Shiretoko Peninsula in #Hokkaido, with pods… https://t.co/EzrCeZKfU8
Marine Connection @MC_org - 2019-05-15
Whale watching season has begun in waters off the Shiretoko Peninsula in northern Japan's Hokkaido - pods of kille… https://t.co/MvBmGMGPHH
TripInfo Kanto/EN @trip_in_knt_en - 2019-05-07
Police found that tourists approached a wild brown bear up to 2 meters on the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido, and… https://t.co/jlu8URHd63
The Hokkaido Wilds @hokkaidowilds - 2019-04-25
HUT INFO | Aizanso Hut (愛山壮) is a gorgeous hut just before the Shiretoko Pass in eastern Hokkaido. Lovingly owned a… https://t.co/4uI5M892y6
HeritageMDPI @Heritage_MDPI - 2019-04-24
A Qualitative Exploratory Analysis of Ecological Integrity for Safeguarding World Natural Heritage Sites: Case St… https://t.co/oyhRp35IsK
Follow Back Pro Fleabag #FBPF @mattsumption - 2019-04-06
@hnjsamuels Most northern place: Siglufjordur, Iceland 🇮🇸
Most western place: Vancouver Island, Canada 🇨🇦
Most sout… https://t.co/hHq107AxWp
Follow Back Pro Fleabag #FBPF @mattsumption - 2019-04-06
@hnjsamuels Most northern place: Siglufjordur, Iceland 🇮🇸
Most western place: Vancouver Island, Canada 🇨🇦
Most sout… https://t.co/hHq107AxWp
Matt O'Hanra-Ohanrahan @mattsumption - 2019-04-06
@hnjsamuels Most northern place: Siglufjordur, Iceland 🇮🇸
Most western place: Vancouver Island, Canada 🇨🇦
Most sout… https://t.co/hHq107AxWp
Aqua Master Thailand @AquaMasterTH - 2019-04-04
Extreme conditions we're not used to have in Thailand ❄️

Water temperature between -3 and 1 Celsius degree !
This… https://t.co/TPfaJSjcOU
Hokkaido experience .com @funHokkaido - 2019-03-31
【Shiretoko Peninsula cruising】
How about a popular course to enjoy the nature of Shiretoko on a comfortable cruise?… https://t.co/uqtmjiBP0a
Leigh McAdam @hikebiketravel - 2019-03-03
Looks like the Ice Hotel in Quebec City isn't the only one serving drinks in ice. Super beautiful lunch view from t… https://t.co/R5i6hq4fnX
ATTA @adventuretweets - 2019-02-27
Cycling on ice sounds slippery, but AdventureWeek Japan participants were up for the task! Ice is everywhere on the… https://t.co/Lnq2VsgCOH
ichi @mouton1993 - 2019-02-13
Wow, Now is the first time for me to try Tairagai, razor clam oden at Rausu at Shiretoko peninsula.
Oden is Japanes… https://t.co/W0uUyNDsbj
ichi @mouton1993 - 2019-02-13
Wow, Now is the first time for me to try Tairagai, razor clam oden at Rausu at Shiretoko peninsula.
Oden is Japanes… https://t.co/lNR5ZdcbOi
ichi @mouton1993 - 2019-02-13
Wow, Now is the first time for me to try Tairagai, razor clam oden at Rausu at Shiretoko peninsula.
Oden is Japanes… https://t.co/snAfbMjhF9
Mari LittleOze @littleozemari - 2019-02-12
The live view of Shiretoko peninsula, Hokkaido Japan. 18F which is way colder than Seattle. (33F) Good morning<3! https://t.co/NwA9W5c5lP
Mari LittleOze @littleozemari - 2019-02-12
The live view of Shiretoko peninsula, Hokkaido Japan. 18F which is way colder than Seattle. (33F) Good morning<3! https://t.co/NwA9W5c5lP
Dalina Jaapar Nst @DalinaJaapar - 2019-01-29
After hours of travelling, we’re finally here in Shiretoko! Can’t wait for the missions to begin! @ Shiretoko Penin… https://t.co/0GXXsPNo4A
Nat Moss @natmoss - 2019-01-29
Wild View #Photo Blog by Jonathan Slaght: A Blakiston’s fIsh owl slept. He’d roosted near his nest tree; immobile o… https://t.co/yIDxxG09Wf
The Japan Times @japantimes - 2019-01-29
From early February to early March, Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula is the home of ice diving, scuba diving beneath… https://t.co/bKexlYvl9b
翻訳老人vari @kuroneko_0907 - 2019-01-19
Scientists at Aqua Marine Fukushima in Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref., have identified three new shrimp species in cat… https://t.co/RNKpSYMRls
訳猫老人vari @kuroneko_0907 - 2019-01-19
Scientists at Aqua Marine Fukushima in Iwaki City, Fukushima Pref., have identified three new shrimp species in cat… https://t.co/RNKpSYMRls
YouStorm @YouStormorg - 2019-01-15
The first filaments of sea ice have reached Japan 🇯🇵 along the NW coast of the #Shiretoko Peninsula, north Hokkaido… https://t.co/qIM9lGhXDZ

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