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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


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
Krasnov @greennomad61 - 2019-11-17
2/ #ClimateCrisis
Hokkaido’s Shiretoko Peninsula, home to the largest concentration of #BrownBears 🌎
#salmon are c… https://t.co/C2JTbsyFCQ
Hiroko Tabuchi @HirokoTabuchi - 2019-11-13
On the Shiretoko Peninsula, salmon nourishes the bears, and the bears’ leftovers discarded in the forest nourish bi… https://t.co/bX92BYgUuZ
Robert Scott @rascottdotcom - 2019-11-13
@Jamie_Freed Jamie, in Hokkaido try and rent a car. Easy driving - good roads - and you can get into all the remote… https://t.co/5yRq74UCKJ
TenThousandthCast @10000thcast - 2019-11-13
Climate change triggers a chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific
SHIRETOKO PENINSULA, Japan - Lined… https://t.co/YkrKt0t2TM
The_Moringa @The_moringa - 2019-11-13
Scientists and volunteers are clearing rivers along the Shiretoko Peninsula, where anything from silt to concrete d… https://t.co/TppTM669JM
The_Moringa @The_moringa - 2019-11-13
The smaller number of returning salmon is keenly felt on Japan's Shiretoko Peninsula, home to the largest concentra… https://t.co/kh2obuyDxz
Akemi Gaines 💫 @AkashicAkemi - 2019-10-20
However, Sapporo gets pretty hot, too.

How about hosting it at the tip of Shiretoko peninsula, where, I gather, y… https://t.co/OhFMb9q8NI
Ash Bhardwaj @AshBhardwaj - 2019-10-09
Shiretoko Peninsula.
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The volcanic Shiretoko Peninsula juts out afrom Northeast Hokkaido, reaching towards… https://t.co/AGwncuTvPV
Jude @sister_ratched - 2019-10-01
Brown bear sighting, a very long way away. Frolicking in the surf/river on Shiretoko peninsula. #hokkaido https://t.co/30VuBy59ue
NHK WORLD News @NHKWORLD_News - 2019-09-20
Tourist stopping to take snaps of bears in Hokkaido are causing serious traffic jams on the Shiretoko Peninsula. https://t.co/P7oOIzCcIe
Aaron Paulson @tokyoaaron - 2019-09-15
Volcanoes, cliffs, and sea caves along #Hokkaido, #Japan's Shiretoko Peninsula. Some judicious processing of these… https://t.co/6gdaApaV1t
sinh11.f @sinh11f - 2019-08-28
i’m back...! from backcountry expedition in Shiretoko peninsula.

#kayak #travellingdays #shiretoko #hokkaido… https://t.co/DJxWOSuZNt
Wander Simply @wandersimply - 2019-08-24
Although much of my visit to Japan's Shiretoko Peninsula was filled with rain, I caught a few nice photos during a… https://t.co/u34uMaGRxE
Alfie Goodrich @AlfieJapanorama - 2019-08-22
Great boat trip this morning, right up to the end of the Shiretoko Peninsula. The last 20kms or more, there is no r… https://t.co/XsJ9oA6b6X
Tony Grant @TonyinTokyo - 2019-08-20
Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues, you can tell by the way she smiles...

Looking down the backbone of the… https://t.co/Noe1hiTIyi
JapanConsulateNY総領事館 @JapanCons_NY - 2019-08-14
#Shiretoko Peninsula, located in eastern #Hokkaido Pref., is one of the most pristine national parks in #Japan. It… https://t.co/TC4HpLxF0F
Peak Experience Japan @Peak_Japan_EN - 2019-08-14
The wild territory of Shiretoko in Hokkaido
Located at the extreme northeastern tip of Hokk… https://t.co/X2U5xGMsro
Japan Embassy Canada @JapaninCanada - 2019-07-16
#Japan has many beautiful places to escape the busy cities and re. ⛰️🎋 @JapanObjects lists their best 15 incl. Hako… https://t.co/oT6spq0nY9
Japan Australia @Japan_Australia - 2019-07-11
What are you waiting for? Get out and explore Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido, one of Japan's last untouched wilder… https://t.co/wEuYIaVgUi
Japan Travel Advice @JapanTravelAdv - 2019-07-11
Hokkaido, Japan’s northern frontier is home to an abundance of unspoiled nature. Make sure you check out the stunni… https://t.co/Muj7ONlGEA
Yasu @yasu_yasuno_sa - 2019-07-09

For Rausu, on Hokkaido’s remote Shiretoko Peninsula, the viable business is whale watching. https://t.co/SGOEUKmNj8
Japanese nature @JapaneseNature - 2019-06-27
Shiretoko. in Hokkaido.

Photo Spots:

The peni… https://t.co/9VHSB11r7N
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


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