Rausu is the largest town on the eastern coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula, offering some accommodation and limited dining and shopping opportunities. Information and some exhibits about the area is provided by the Visitor Center.
From Rausu, road number 87 leads northernwards all along the coast to within about 20 kilometers of the peninsula's tip. From the coast you can see nearby Kunashiri Island, which has been occupied by the Russians since WW2. The territorial dispute has not been resolved yet.
Two free hot spring baths are located close to the end of road number 87: Seseki and Aidomari Onsen. Seseki Onsen consists of two stone pools on the beach, while Aidomari Onsen is also located on the beach, but is covered under a blue tent.