Shiretoko National Park

8 Things To Do Around Rausu, the Easternmost Town of Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido

Rausu (羅臼) is on the easternmost edge of the Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) overlooking Nemuro Strait (根室海峡) that separates Russia and Japan. With an estimated population of just over 5000, this is one of the least populated towns in Japan. Despite this, there are plenty of things to do in and around the pristine town of…

Get Closer to Nature by Visiting These 3 Spots in Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido

Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) is located in the eastern part of Hokkaido (北海道). It is said to be the last unexplored region in Japan which is still abundant in virgin forests. It is popular for its waterfall kingdom that can be seen while on board a sightseeing boat. There are also cliffs stretching for many miles…

Visit These 6 Beautiful National Parks in Hokkaido

While Japan has become popularly known as the birthplace of anime, the newest techie gadgets, humanoid robots and so on, there is a different side to Japan that is not so well known but should be! Japan is home to some very beautiful national parks that can offer tranquility and serenity to those who wish…

Discover the untouched beauty of Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido

Shiretoko National Park is one of the biggest Japanese natural parks, and is located in Shiretoko Peninsula, the easternmost part of Hokkaido. Up to three fourth of the peninsula are unreachable by land transportation. A lot of flora and fauna can be found in the park, and the best known animal living here is Japan’s…