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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 cover 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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  • This is the cruise for approximately 40 minutes. Shiretoko peninsula seen from the sea, is spectacular and dynamic. Summer leaves green, autumn, winter, snow, Repeater, comes to see the view of every season, each face as many. In the summer we recommend against the cold and wind breakers. You can lend would recommend to put it because if the ship in cold
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  • Parking is there certification after the World Heritage Museum to be able to hit the backbone of the Shiretoko peninsula, is set more than one course from there to target not only on foot. Boardwalk is a bear guide with a driver's license for dangerous sanngatsu me alone also go. See map and tourists cursor was recorded yesterday ran into danger areas are. But will lend a wand with Bell I have courage. Wooden boardwalk over the Shiretoko goko Lakes relatively safe on the other side, we have the handrail within walking distance in old people and children.
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  • Is Rausu Lake trekking planned in Japan-Maru cruise on this day and anchored in Rausu, but could not land in bad weather. After this, around the Cape Shiretoko Rausu, sailed to the port of Abashiri.
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