Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula

Travel Guide - Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula

Information

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 Hours

  • Open 24 hours

Closed

  • No closing days

Access / 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 / Location

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Tweets

James D.J. Brown @JamesDJBrown - 2021-09-13
A Russian civilian aircraft is reported to have twice violated Japanese airspace over the Shiretoko peninsula (Hokk… https://t.co/IawXj2UP8k
James D.J. Brown @JamesDJBrown - 2021-09-13
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Rishikesh Kumar @rishhikesh - 2021-09-13
Now This

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けんさく @CAOarLfGjgAkAT8 - 2021-09-10
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Matt O'Hanrahanhrahan @mjrsumption - 2021-08-23
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Baron Bär von Bärnsdorf und Oberbärgau @Bearocalypse - 2021-07-22
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DriveJapan @drivejapancojp - 2021-07-13
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JapanVisitor @JapanVisitor - 2021-07-10
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BUNTA @_B_unta - 2021-05-22
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Douglas G.D Russell @DGDRussell - 2021-05-21
Blakiston’s Fish Owl is one of of these worlds rarest owls. Until recently little was known about them - this egg w… https://t.co/XrmOTJIubT
Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel @visithokkaido - 2021-05-21
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Japan Travel @JapanTravel - 2021-05-08
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kenko Rock @KenkoRock - 2021-05-07
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kenko Rock @KenkoRock - 2021-05-06
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Kushiro Marsh National Park In Hokkaido

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YouStorm @YouStormorg - 2021-05-04
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YouStorm @YouStormorg - 2021-04-30
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erika lietzan @lietzan - 2021-04-25
@hikingwithshawn Ussuri brown bear and cubs when alone with a friend in a remote area of the Shiretoko Peninsula.
JapanVisitor @JapanVisitor - 2021-04-17
Shiretoko is the mountainous peninsula stretching out towards the Kuril Islands in the very far north-east of Hokka… https://t.co/AfX9nkJCLQ
Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel @visithokkaido - 2021-04-12
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The Japan News @The_Japan_News - 2021-04-10
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Nat Geo WILD @natgeowild - 2021-04-09
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Sassy Ryan @blackryan53 - 2021-02-25
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ゆういち @lifeasaguide93 - 2021-02-11
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Jorgelina @vergolisabe - 2021-02-09
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InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2021-02-03
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InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2021-02-01
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