Shiretoko National Park Reviews
On the north east peninsular of Hokkaido, it a bit difficult to reach. But the effort is really worth it, A huge National Park, it has a mountain range on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. ... more »
La promenade la plus classique se fait autour de l'un des cinq lacs, sur des passerelles en bois, surélevées et protégées par des fils électriques, pour repousser les ours. Nous en avons vu deux, mais... more »The most classic walk takes place around one of the five lakes, on wooden walkways, raised and protected by electrical wires, to repel bears. We've seen two, but little brown task at 500m, it's hard to distinguish! Mas the walk is interesting and above all relaxing, with lakes and mountains in the background. Not to be missed, even without a bear nearby!!
素晴らしかったね。 Loved this wild, protected park on a peninsula. 'Five Lakes' is beautiful to walk around and there is plenty of wildlife to see, but my favorite experience was relaxing in a warm river called Kamuiwakka カムイワッカ. Great memories !
One of the most remote regions in Japan, much of the peninsula is only accessible on foot or by boat. Shiretoko is best known as the home of Japan's largest brown bear population and for offering views of Kunashiri Island, ownership of which Japan and Russia dispute. The park has a hot springs waterfallcalled Kamuiwakka Falls (カムイワッカの滝Kamuiwakka-no-taki). Kamui wakka means "water of the gods" in Ainu. The forests of the park are temperate and subalpinemixed forests; the main tree species include Sakhalin fir (Abies sachalinensis), Erman's birch (Betula ermanii) and Mongolian oak (Quercus mongolica). Beyond the forest limit there are impenetrable Siberian dwarf pine (Pinus pumila) thickets. In 2005, UNESCO designated the area a World Heritage Site, advising to develop the property jointly with the Kuril Islands of Russia as a transboundary "World Heritage Peace Park".
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