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Utoro is a small working fishing port which also doubles as a tourist resort and principal access point for the beautiful Shiretoko Peninsula National Park.

Steller's sea eagle in HokkaidoThe town is split into two levels, the lower area round the port being mainly for the locals with the exception of a couple of hotels and guesthouses, and the upper being the resort with the majority of the big tourist hotels.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Utoro

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

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    Our expert guides to exploring Utoro

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

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      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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    Accommodation choices for Utoro

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Utoro. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.