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Cape Kamui, Shakotan-cho

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Observe nature’s sculptures at their best from Cape Kamui a 100-200 m (328-656 ft) high coastal terrace spearheading into the ocean on Hokkaido’s Shakotan Peninsula. Strange vertical limestone formations springing from the azure sea reward hikers, after a 25-minute scenic walk on planks to reach the cape. The short, hilly trek through a maze of well-maintained trails, with many wooden observation decks, provides gorgeous scenery and excellent photo opportunities. You can also see the remnants of a World War II communication bunker tower en route. When you arrive, try dried scallops and other shellfish in the shop on the cape, which sits a 90-minute drive from Sapporo. Put Cape Kamui at the forefront of your travel plans using our Shakotan-cho trip itinerary planner.
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  • The wind at the car park was especially strong because there was nothing to block it. We could feel the car rocking and it was very difficult to open/close the car door. Once outside, the 3 of us...  more »
  • We initially went by the right path, which leads to a viewpoint of the cape (but not the actual path to the cape). We then walked towards the cape, and took about 30 minutes to walk towards the cape.....  more »
  • We went there during winter but it was closed due to strong wind. However, we got to visit around the beach which was also nice. Wind was so strong that we had to lean ourself against the wall while taking photos. Worth visiting.
  • A place worth visiting. Extremely strong wind so becareful of your belonging. Not recommended for really small dog.
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