See the Whole Shiretoko Peninsula from Rausu-dake

In 2005, Shiretoko was registered as a World Heritage Site, and is filled with tourist spots including wetlands such as the Shiretoko Five Lakes and many waterfalls. Also, there are various animals specific to Hokkaido such as Brown bear, Ezo deer, owl, White-tailed eagle, and Black woodpecker, so animal watching is popular. For hikers, Rausudake, one of Japan’s 100 greatest mountains, is highly recommended. The peak of Rausudake is approximately 1,600 m. You start climbing from near sea level. At the entrance of the mountain trail, there is a large Katsura tree, whose heart-shaped leaves are said to heal visitors’ hearts. On the way through the woods a sharp uphill […]

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