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The Shiretoko Peninsula is the dramatic, windswept, easterly tip of Hokkaido, with only Cape Nosappu to the south being further east.

It was known in the indigenous Ainu language as the "end of the world" and is really rather remote, with few roads and plenty of bears.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Shiretoko National Park

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Shiretoko National Park, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Shiretoko National Park

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    Places near Shiretoko National Park

    Our expert guides to exploring Shiretoko National Park

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Shiretoko National Park, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Shiretoko National Park at its best.

    • Driving in Japan: Hokkaido Island
      Driving in Hokkaido

      Driving in Japan: Hokkaido Island

      Driving in Japan: Hokkaido Island

      Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, is a volcanic, alpine-forested wilderness with bubbling hot springs and vivid-blue caldera lakes. Japan specialist Toby explains how you can make the most of your visit by self-driving across the island.

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