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Cape Kamui, Shakotan-cho

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Observe nature’s sculptures at their best from Cape Kamui a 100-200 m (328-656 ft) high coastal terrace spearheading into the ocean on Hokkaido’s Shakotan Peninsula. Strange vertical limestone formations springing from the azure sea reward hikers, after a 25-minute scenic walk on planks to reach the cape. The short, hilly trek through a maze of well-maintained trails, with many wooden observation decks, provides gorgeous scenery and excellent photo opportunities. You can also see the remnants of a World War II communication bunker tower en route. When you arrive, try dried scallops and other shellfish in the shop on the cape, which sits a 90-minute drive from Sapporo. Put Cape Kamui at the forefront of your travel plans using our Shakotan-gun trip itinerary planner .
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  • Look like a road with a surprisingly steep if you stop you'll going, trekking. Product Shakotan blue was excellent. People in China are walking in high heels, though! And good afternoon. It is recommended with good walking shoes.
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  • The weather was perfect when we went to Cape Kamui. The skies were clear but the sun was not scorching and it was windy, of course. I had a hard time catching up with my husband on the way to the tip ...  more »
  • After eating the sea in the village house, we took a bus to the Cape of Divinity. Although the wind is a bit big, but the scenery is indeed very strong. Go out to the light tower to take pictures and return to buy ice cream at the store.
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  • "THIS PLACE WORTH YOUR TIME" We rented a car in Otaru and drove to this place. It was quite a scenic drive along the coastline and no traffic at Shakotan area. Please note that the gps navigation screen in the rental is in Japanese but voice navigation can be set to English. We had the car rental company helped to set our destinations before we drove off. From the entrance to the viewing platform is about 15-20minutes walk and I must say it is the most thrilling walk in my life. The wind was so strong and please, please, please put on sun glasses if you are not wearing any glasses because you will have a hard time seeing with strong wind constantly blowing to your eyes. And of course, I don't need to say more on the view. It's stunning and you have see it with your own eyes. This place is the highlight of my Hokkaido trip.
  • Very beautiful waterfront. Definitely worth to visit again!
  • Great place to take photos and experience the awesome wind!
  • Beautiful place with plentiful carpark. Very big winds, access to the Shrine may be closed.
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