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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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Takeshi@JPRail, JRPass and Japan train trip guide @jprailcom - 2020-04-03
I have updated new movie about Abashiri station:
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Hajime_Crows @CrowsHajime - 2020-03-30
Raven in Hokkaido Island, Japan. They are rare wintering bird in Japan, I was lucky to see them almost everyday dur… https://t.co/Osp2qUYipT
Hajime_Crows @CrowsHajime - 2020-03-30
Raven in Hokkaido Island, Japan. They are rare wintering bird in Japan, I was lucky to see them almost everyday dur… https://t.co/lekBD9VzCG
ichi @mouton1993 - 2020-03-24
Hamo Don, bowl of rice with broiled pike conger fish at Jun no Banya in Rausu town in Shiretoko peninsula
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ichi @mouton1993 - 2020-03-24
Hamo Don, bowl of rice with broiled pike conger fish at Jun no Banya in Rausu town in Shiretoko peninsula
I enjoyed… https://t.co/LAIm3JGnbe
ゆういち @lifeasaguide93 - 2020-03-24
Hamo Don, bowl of rice with broiled pike conger fish at Jun no Banya in Rausu town in Shiretoko peninsula
I enjoyed… https://t.co/XoioM9Px6J
WildSide @WildSide_Tweet - 2020-03-17
New page for Shiretoko peninsula in Japan - home to one of the natural world’s most incredible spectacles - each Wi… https://t.co/clJ6Gd3769
emmalin of joy🐶💯🐈 @emmalin_of_joy - 2020-03-14
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For keep magnificent natural landscape,Please follow the guidelines🙏

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Alan McElligott @AMCELL - 2020-03-09
Male reproductive input, breeding tenure, and turnover in high-density brown bear populations on the Shiretoko Peni… https://t.co/wP6yemnHPW
ichi @mouton1993 - 2020-02-27
Beautiful Pacific Ocean, Kunashiri Island, Shiretoko Peninsula & Ezo Shika deer from Notsuke Peninsula Hokkaido Nat… https://t.co/1DX2zqIAoz
ichi @mouton1993 - 2020-02-27
Beautiful Pacific Ocean, Kunashiri Island, Shiretoko Peninsula & Ezo Shika deer from Notsuke Peninsula
Hokkaido Nat… https://t.co/6wdJaOtMnw
PressReleasePoint @prpnews - 2020-02-21
https://t.co/HlSCi8wWfF Marine Litter Cleanup on World Natural Heritage Site Shiretoko Peninsula
WebWire @webwire - 2020-02-21
Marine Litter Cleanup on World Natural Heritage Site Shiretoko Peninsula https://t.co/mVXTPrWCYc
emmalin of joy🐶💯🐈 @emmalin_of_joy - 2020-02-16
#FurepeWaterfall Furepe Waterfall (#フレペの滝, Furepe-no-taki) drops down a steep cliff into the Sea of Okhotsk on the… https://t.co/lgQ6SspWAU
emmalin of joy🐶💯🐈 @emmalin_of_joy - 2020-02-16
#Rausu Town and hot spring pools at the beach Rausu (羅臼) is the largest town on the eastern coast of the Shiretoko… https://t.co/8Xwgz3f377
emmalin of joy🐶💯🐈 @emmalin_of_joy - 2020-02-16
#Shiretoko Pass Shiretoko Pass (#知床峠, Shiretoko Tōge, 740 meters above sea level) connects #Utoro on the western co… https://t.co/SmqaR4m8Ir
emmalin of joy🐶💯🐈 @emmalin_of_joy - 2020-02-16
#ShiretokoDriftIce (#Ryuhyo)
Hokkaido's northeastern coast, including the Shiretoko Peninsula, is the southernmost… https://t.co/OnrRoNTPmc
emmalin of joy🐶💯🐈 @emmalin_of_joy - 2020-02-16
#ShiretokoNationalPark (#知床国立公園, Shiretoko Kokuritsu Kōen), located on the #Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaid… https://t.co/mg5w6wffJE
emmalin of joy🐶💯🐈 @emmalin_of_joy - 2020-02-16
southernmost regions to see drift ice. In 2005, Shiretoko was added to the list of world heritage sites for the irr… https://t.co/2G8KpQc509
statue of may🐶💯🐈 @statue_may - 2020-02-16
#FurepeWaterfall Furepe Waterfall (#フレペの滝, Furepe-no-taki) drops down a steep cliff into the Sea of Okhotsk on the… https://t.co/lgQ6SspWAU
statue of may🐶💯🐈 @statue_may - 2020-02-16
#Rausu Town and hot spring pools at the beach Rausu (羅臼) is the largest town on the eastern coast of the Shiretoko… https://t.co/8Xwgz3f377
statue of may🐶💯🐈 @statue_may - 2020-02-16
#Shiretoko Pass Shiretoko Pass (#知床峠, Shiretoko Tōge, 740 meters above sea level) connects #Utoro on the western co… https://t.co/SmqaR4m8Ir
statue of may🐶💯🐈 @statue_may - 2020-02-16
#ShiretokoDriftIce (#Ryuhyo)
Hokkaido's northeastern coast, including the Shiretoko Peninsula, is the southernmost… https://t.co/OnrRoNTPmc
statue of may🐶💯🐈 @statue_may - 2020-02-16
#ShiretokoNationalPark (#知床国立公園, Shiretoko Kokuritsu Kōen), located on the #Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaid… https://t.co/mg5w6wffJE
statue of may🐶💯🐈 @statue_may - 2020-02-16
southernmost regions to see drift ice. In 2005, Shiretoko was added to the list of world heritage sites for the irr… https://t.co/2G8KpQc509
ichi @mouton1993 - 2020-01-31
There was! Blakiston's fish owl spotting at Washi no Yado at Rausu in Shiretoko peninsula with guests of Hokkaido N… https://t.co/oaGHpoRcff
ichi @mouton1993 - 2020-01-31
There was!
Blakiston's fish owl spotting at Washi no Yado at Rausu in Shiretoko peninsula with guests of Hokkaido N… https://t.co/VKocj4kfgF
Adele von Ascham @Xiatian - 2020-01-27
@iiotenki Wait that is my hometown in the first picture holy carps

Rausu, in the Shiretoko peninsula, just above the cursor there
うひひ…🍜📷️ @cg881 - 2020-01-14
The beach overlooking #Shiretoko Peninsula from around #Hamakoshimizu #Station
Two years ago, a lot of drift ice tu… https://t.co/11pOKUoMoj
All Japan Tours @AllJapanTours - 2019-12-22
In the Shiretoko Peninsula, you can spot #wildlife like dolphins, sea birds, orcas, and brown bears!

Travel Blog:… https://t.co/iZ5FlaHl5Y
MikeWeedonsWorld @MikeWeedons - 2019-11-26
Back in May 1996, my dear wife Jo and I had our first encounter with a Brown Bear in Hokkaido (on the Shiretoko pen… https://t.co/QcVqrHHmBF
JP🌸Sightseeing @bitcom_eng - 2019-11-22
Hello everyone!
This time we went to visit one of most attractive spots in Hokkaido, Shiretoko! Part of Shiretoko… https://t.co/tXorh6tcDh

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