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Shiretoko Five Lakes
知床五湖

  • Specific Nature
  • Outdoor Activities

Fantastic five-lake area in the primeval forest. It is a tourist attraction which tourists must see in Shiretoko.

However, tourists are not allowed to walk around freely along the lakes since brown bears inhabit there.

The tourists who take part in the lectures in the field house of five-lake area are allowed to see some part of it.

It is the only sightseeing spot in Japan where tourists may directly face with wild animals.

Its wildness can be fully proved by it.

Access and Getting Around

The road to the Shiretoko Five Lakes is closed in winter from late November to late April.

By bus

Direct Buses from Shiretoko Shari Station, 3 buses per day.

Shuttle Buses from Utoro, every 20 minutes, August 1~25, September19~23.

By car

Approximately 15kilometers from Utoro. Another means: Using a rental bicycle from Utoro

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