Shiretoko Peninsula which is situated on the eastern part of Hokkaido is a tourist destination blessed with abundant nature, where it was registered as another World’s natural heritage site in 2005.Sightseeing of the old growth forest in Shiretoko Peninsula, and the vastly extensive coastline facing the steep cliffs are popular tourist attractions. The roundtrip cruise lasts for three hours from the loading dock to Cape Shiretoko.
Shiretoko Cruisetour Course
The view of the old growth forest from the ship.
Caves formed by wave erosion.
And you will find various cliffs in strange shapes.
Shiretoko enjoys its abundant water resources, and you can see the sceneries with waterfalls formed by the water on the cliffs flowing out of sources including Shiretoko Goko lakes here and there.
You can observe a wide variety of birds including the white-tailed eagles, the Steller's sea eagles, and the Japanese cormorants.
And... the brown bears make frequent appearances!
And, let’s not to forget about Cape Shiretoko, the tip of the Shiretoko Peninsula. Although there is a lighthouse at the cape, you can only see it from the sea as there is no land access.
If you are lucky, you can see dolphins and whales while you are on this cruisetour. In addition, there are tours that let you play on the drift ice during the winter time!
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There are also tours that let you experience the up-close view of cliffs by kayaking right along the coastline.
Kayaking tour offers you better experience of the nature offered by Shiretoko than that from the ship.
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