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Shiretoko Peninsula, Shiretoko

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Shiretoko Peninsula is located on the easternmost portion of the Japanese island of Hokkaidō, protruding into the Sea of Okhotsk. It is separated from Kunashiri Island of Russia by the Nemuro Strait. The name Shiretoko is derived from the Ainu word sir etok, meaning "the end of the Earth" or "the place where the Earth protrudes". The towns of Rausu and Shari are found on the peninsula.The Shiretoko Peninsula was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, in recognition of the peninsula being the southernmost point where sea ice usually forms in the Northern Hemisphere.GeographyFrom Shiretoko Cape at the tip of the peninsula, a series of volcanoes run down the peninsula, including Mount Shiretoko, Mount Unabetsu, and Mount Iō. It is part of the Chishima volcanic zone. The highest peak is Mount Rausu. The peninsula is 70km long and 25km wide at its base. It covers some 123000haThe peninsula is bounded on the northwest side by the Sea of Okhotsk and the southeast side by the Pacific Ocean. To the east, Kunashiri Island runs parallel to the peninsula. The Kunashiri can be seen from Shiretoko Peninsula. Kunashiri is occupied by Russia since September 1, 1945, and disputed by Japan.
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  • Our best experience was to be able to see a family of deer in close distance when we walked to Furepe Waterfall at the back of the Nature Centre. We went to Shiretoko Goko (Five Lakes) twice. In the m...  more »
  • Visit the Shiretoko is just dilutes the excitement of old come three times. Shiretoko goko Lakes there time might walk five lakes free, guided tour of high-paying, must participate. You can watch free only 1 Lake parking and extended paid the walkway before one is aware. No accident because I swam in the basin walk wearing Sandals was also put in the car the easternmost kamuiwakka falls, sliding rock, dotted with hot spring, but hear no admittance. The animals you come across and even fewer care about. Nature conservation is important, and probably unavoidable.
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  • In the Shiretoko peninsula cruising at bear family from the sea, from the now walked the walkway around the Lake in Shiretoko goko Lakes one 1. Bear repellents for through wire along the walkway. It would have been maintained, is not pristine, not help for environmental protection. Course walk with a guide to the other.
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