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Due to damage by typhoons in August 2016, rail service between Eastern and Western Hokkaido remains disrupted. See our Hokkaido top page for more details.

Shiretoko National Park (m, Shiretoko Kokuritsu Kōen), located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido, is one of Japan's most beautiful and unspoiled national parks. No roads lead further than about three fourths up the peninsula, and the northern tip can only be viewed from boats or be reached on multi day trekking tours.

The peninsula is home to a variety of wildlife, including brown bears, deer and foxes. In winter, the peninsula's coast along the Sea of Okhotsk becomes one of the northern hemisphere's southernmost regions to see drift ice. In 2005, Shiretoko was added to the list of world heritage sites for the irreplaceable value of the peninsula's ecosystem and biodiversity.

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Five Lakes

Five lakes in beautiful surroundings.

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Eastern Coast

Rausu Town and hot spring pools at the beach.

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Utoro

Hot spring town on the western coast.

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