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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-cho trip itinerary planner .
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  • Cape Shakotan Peninsula. Kamui promontory from the parking lot takes about 20 minutes on foot. You can now pass woman was off limits to women gate is at the entrance of the promenade, in May.
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  • It is a very scenic place to represent the Shakotan Peninsula Shakotan-Peninsula really fringes at. But Chinese friends to take you to the Buri came in unfortunate wind, road to the top was closed. Also it stands that should be barely, as the misstep was a strong wind, so which is it. Here is parking, there is also a souvenir shop. To go around the whole hour is more than necessary.
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  • Kamui promontory appears toward the hills from the large parking lot. Go up and down the narrow streets. In the Middle bench, Buddha-tunnel-derived writing. The tunnels far below was made in 1918. Kamui Lighthouse Director of parent and child in rough seas swept died, it initiates the tunnel construction in the wake, chanting the Buddha from both sides have made consistent.... In the machine at the time of accident, construction might have been and. It was Zhu's turquoise waters, sea breeze, the Hermanus, restaurants and bars.
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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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