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Hokkaido Sights

Shiretoko National Park Nature Center

  • 531 Iwaobetsu
  • Utoro
  • Information Center

Updated 08/07/2013

Fodor's Review

Park your car here and get bus tickets for Shiretoko Goko and Kamuiwakka. Crowds swarm the center for a big-screen film show, souvenir shopping, and a restaurant, but you might be more interested in the latest information about animal and plant sightings. The 2-km (1-mi) trail behind the center offers a peaceful trek to the Furepe Waterfall where the day visitors hardly venture. Bears have been spotted on this trail in the early morning. The Nature Center is 3 km (2 mi) from Utoro, at the junction of the roads leading to Iwaobetsu and the Shiretoko Pass/Rausu.

Sight Information


531 Iwaobetsu, Shari-cho, Shiretoko National Park, 099-4356, Japan



Sight Details:

  • Apr. 30–Oct. 20, daily 8–5:40; Oct. 21–Apr. 19, daily 9–4

Updated 08/07/2013


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