Shiretoko Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Shiretoko Peninsula!

Shiretoko Peninsula juts out into the Sea of Okhotsk, and is an area that still has plenty of virgin nature. It was registered as Japan's 3rd and Hokkaido's first Natural World Heritage Site in 2005. Here are some representative spots that are called "Shiretoko's best picturesque sights."

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that's best for you!

Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.
Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

per adult from

$143

NZD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Free Photos
    • Hotel Pick up and Drop-off
    • Licensed Local Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Other personal expenses
    • Entrance fee (for yourself)
    • Transportation fee (for yourself and your guide)
    • Lunch
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Oshin Koshin Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Oronko Rock
    • Entry/Admission - Yuhidai
    • Entry/Admission - Puyuni Misaki
    • Entry/Admission - Furepe Waterfall
    • Entry/Admission - Shiretoko Pass
    • Entry/Admission - Shiretoko Goko Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Kamuiwakka Hot Falls
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Oshin Koshin Falls, Utoronishi, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4354 Hokkaido

    Oshinkoshin Falls is a huge waterfall with a height of 80m and a width of 30m that's near the delta of Charassenai River. "Oshinkoshin" comes from "o-shunku-ushi," meaning "the place where spruce gather" in the language of the Ainu, the aboriginal people of Hokkaido. It's also called "futabi no taki," "the twin beauty falls" because it splits into two, and is considered one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls. Above the falls is the Oshinko observatory platform, so you can enjoy a stunning sight!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Oronko Rock, Utorohigashi, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4355 Hokkaido

    Oronko Rock is a huge rock with a height of 60m. It's said that the name comes from the Oronko, another group of aboriginal people. This rock is overwhelmingly large up close, and you can reach the top by climbing stairs. From there you can enjoy a 360 view including the clear blue Sea of Okhotsk and even the faraway Shiretoko mountain range.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yuhidai, Utorokagawa, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4351 Hokkaido

    The Shiretoko Peninsula's most famous sunset place is here. From this viewing platform in Kokusetsu Shiretoko Campground, you can see a beautiful sunset painting the Sea of Okhotsk orange. During the winter, drift ice covers the Sea of Okhotsk that spreads out from just below you to the horizon for an impressive sight. It's a sight where you can see Shiretoko's beautiful ocean all year round.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Puyuni Misaki, Iwaobetsu, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4356 Hokkaido

    This is a popular spot where you can enjoy the scenery and the sunset. Cape Puyuni is a heritage asset part of the World Heritage Site of Shiretoko, and "puyuni" means "a place with holes" in the language of the Ainu. It's a place where you can see Orinko Rock, Utoro Port, and the Akan mountain range, as well as the Sea of Okhotsk with drift ice.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Furepe Waterfall, Iwaobetsu, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4356 Hokkaido

    The Furepe Falls are waterfalls that flow into the ocean after welling up from a crevice in a cliff 100m high. The sight is also called "the tears of a maiden." There are popular tours where you can enjoy not just the sight of the falls in winter, but also trekking via cross-country skiing or while wearing snow shoes.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Shiretoko Pass, Hokkaido

    The Shiretoko Pass is right in the center of the Shiretoko Peninsula. It's a popular photo spot where you can enjoy the scenery, including the grand rise of Mt. Rausu, and if the weather is clear, even to faraway Kunashir Island. In the beginning of spring, there are tours where you can watch people make walls of snow and remove snow, and it's so popular that people from both within and outside of Japan come to participate. However, it is forbidden to enter the pass between late October to late April because of the snow.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Shiretoko Peninsula, Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido

    Shiretoko Peninsula juts out into the Sea of Okhotsk, and is an area that still has plenty of virgin nature. It was registered as Japan's 3rd and Hokkaido's first Natural World Heritage Site in 2005.

    Stop At: Shiretoko Goko Lake, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4100 Hokkaido

    These five beautiful lakes surrounded by virgin forest is one of the main sightseeing areas in Shiretoko. There are paths around the perimeter of the lakes, or you can request a guide at the field house. If you're lucky, you can even see wild animals like red squirrels or Yezo shika deer. However, during the period where brown bears are active (early May to late July), you can only hike in this area as part of a tour, so please be aware.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kamuiwakka Hot Falls, Onnebetsumura, Shari, Shari District, Hokkaido 099-4356, Japan

    Kamuiwakkayu Falls (カムイワッカ湯の滝, Kamuiwakkayu-no-taki) used to be one of Japan's ultimate hot spring destinations. However, the upper, most spectacular section of the river has been closed to the public due to the danger of falling rocks. Consequently, it is now possible to walk only a 140 meter long lower section of the river.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This special tour will be conducted with a public transportation and cruising taxi as stated in the tour information, NOT including private vehicle. Your guide will pick you up at the meeting point on foot. If you need a private vehicle, please feel free to ask us and we will estimate an additional cost for you.Airports
    • Nakashibetsu Airport, 16-9 Kitanaka, Nakashibetsu, Shibetsu District, Hokkaido 086-1145, Japan
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Japan Guide Agency

Activity ID: V-92136P179

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