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Thermal Spas · Scenic Drive · Onsen Resorts
Serving as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed region of Shiretoko, the fishing town of Rausu-cho seduces visitors with its dramatic natural scenery and cultural richness. This pristine region reveals a landscape of lush mountain forests dotted with hot springs, geysers, and waterfalls. Bathing in natural, open-air hot springs remains one of the most popular things to do in Rausu-cho, while other activities include sightseeing boat tours with whale watching in the summer and sea eagle watching in the winter. To learn about the ancient history of Hokkaido and the indigenous Ainu culture, pay a visit to the town's archives. Proudly introducing itself as "Fish's Bourg," Rausu-cho has a fine selection of restaurants that serve fresh and delicious seafood. Our Japan holiday planner allows you to schedule your trip to Rausu-cho, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Where to stay in Rausu-cho

Rausu-cho offers a decent range of hotels, inns, lodges, and bed-and-breakfasts establishments. Unpretentious rooms with tatami floors can be found all over the town. For something completely authentic, stay at an onsen, a traditional inn built around a hot spring. In addition to a communal bathhouse, the more modern ones have warmly furnished rooms, a restaurant, and a lounge.
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