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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


Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel @visithokkaido - 2021-04-12
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The Japan News @The_Japan_News - 2021-04-10
Spring is coming to the Shiretoko Peninsula in northeastern Hokkaido, and that means lots of snow removal work.… https://t.co/1s21u6gUOp
Nat Geo WILD @natgeowild - 2021-04-09
Photo from Wild Japan, airing Monday at 12pm ET. // A female sika deer in Shiretoko Peninsula. Sika deers are small… https://t.co/HTTc9VV0nY
Yuriko Tanabe @YurikoTanabe - 2021-03-06
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Sassy Ryan @blackryan53 - 2021-02-25
Winter dreaming ❄️❄️❄️

Japan in 8K - Winter in Shiretoko


'Shiretoko Peninsula is located on the… https://t.co/M5exf4DhhU
ゆういち @lifeasaguide93 - 2021-02-11
Beautiful Ezoshika deer with the clear shape of Shiretoko peninsula in the back ground at Notsuke peninsula https://t.co/oWk8AG07Iw
Jorgelina @vergolisabe - 2021-02-09
Another view of the wonderful Shiretoko Peninsula in Japan! 🤗❤️❤️ https://t.co/gVTGkiYWZj
Jorgelina @vergolisabe - 2021-02-09
The diverse beauty of Shiretoko Peninsula in Japan! 🤗❤️❤️ https://t.co/F4aPCJugpr
World @MickaelWorld - 2021-02-05
@sakaguchioffice Shiretoko Peninsula-Japan: At a height of 738 m above sea level, Shiretoko Pass is the highest poi… https://t.co/d5FJTzhZtf
InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2021-02-03
Always amazing seeing the drift ice and huge eagles off the Shiretoko Peninsula. We will see you next winter!… https://t.co/dyI3OaEZPt
InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2021-02-01
We wont be heading to the Shiretoko Peninsula this winter....can't wait to go next winter.
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MillG ...masking the benefit of a mask sb unmasked @grainreader - 2021-01-28
@Astro_Soichi #Shiretoko-san glistening in the sun on the peninsula...coastal city of #Shibetsu...I have been to… https://t.co/wgxQeStIkR
Sarna Lettuce @SarnaLettuce - 2021-01-28
@Astro_Soichi Looking at the pictures of the Shiretoko Peninsula, you can feel the breath of the earth. I think it's very amazing.
Sophia Cheng @SophiaC77580071 - 2021-01-28
@Astro_Soichi Shiretoko peninsula owns unpolluted and original natural scenic attractions which is located in nort… https://t.co/LrW9ZCpj3X
InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2021-01-25
Love this picture from the Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido. The mountains from the Sea of Okhotsk

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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
Travel to the 'end of the earth' at Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula https://t.co/MuRMxfzZ3h #Giappone #Japan #Hokkaido
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
Travel to the 'end of the earth' at Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula - The Straits Times https://t.co/HIGQKgKSMS https://t.co/GkXfEbmawQ
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
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