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Nature and wildlife of Shiretoko Peninsula in Summer
Ezo Brown Bear and Sperm Whale

Tour Point

Encounter sperm whales feeding in the Strait of Nemuro during summer. Observe Ezo Brown Bears coming to the peninsula coast for catching salmon!

●Observe Ezo Brown Bear by small fisherman’s boat – higher chance to approach Ezo Brown Bear.
●Another “Ezo Brown Bear watching cruise” at Utoro side of Shiretoko Peninsula. Enjoy picturesque scenery around the Peninsula. 
●Sperm Whale watching at the Strait of Nemuro.
●Walk to one of Hokkaido’s icon; Elevated Wooden Path at “Shiretoko Goko”. You will walk one-part of 800m long path while praising breathtaking views of Shiretoko Mountain range.
●Observe Ezo Sika deer, Ezo Red Fox at the Notsuke Peninsula.
●Observe and photograph rare Blakiston’s fish owl at [Washi No Yado]

Comfortable Private Tour

You will be guided from the airport to the airport. Our guide will wait you at Nakashibetsu (or Kushiro / Memanbestu Airport on request) and will escort throughout the tour by private vehicle.

3 continuous nights at Rausu

Since you will be staying at Rausu continuously for 03 nights, there is no hassle of handling or packing your luggage every day. Enjoy Rausu, the village of Fisherman. We will prepare different type of meal every night, enjoy seasonal ingredients of Hokkaido.

Blakiston’s fish owl

Wildlife Guide to Shiretoko-HokkaidoWildlife Guide to Shiretoko-Hokkaido


  Place Schedule
1 Nakashibetsu
Meet at Nakashibetsu airport at Nemuro. Transfer to Rausu, which lies at the base of Shiretoko Peninsula. On the way, visit the view-point, from where you can overlook the Strait of Nemuro and Kunashiri Island. In the evening, visit [Washi No Yado] where you can observe & photograph Blakiston’s fish owl.
Rausu (Shiretoko Serai)|Meals offered:Dinner
2 Rausu

In the morning, Take a small boat to approach Ezo Brown Bear on the coast of Shiretoko pensula. In the afternoon, take the cruise boat to look for Sperm Whale, feeding in strait of Nemuro.
Evening, we can arrange visiting [Washi No Yado] for Blakiston's fish owl observation with extra charges.

Rausu (Shiretoko Serai)|Meals offered:Morning, Dinner
3 Rausu

In the morning, cross the shiretoko pass to reach the other side of the Shiretoko peninsula called Utoro. Walk on the elevated wooden path at the Shiretoko five lakes (shiretoko goko)、from where you can admire the Shiretoko mountain range. 
In the afternoon, take a cruise boat to look for Ezo Brown Bears along the peninsula coast. Our final stop on this day is one of the natural Hot spring in Rausu called [KUMA NO YU] which means "Bear's Hot spring". 

Rausu (Shiretoko Serai)|Meals offered:Morning, Dinner
4 Rausu
Transfer to Nakashibetsu airport at Nemuro depending on the flight time. On the way, explore the Notsuke Peninsula to look for Ezo-Sika deer, Ezo-red foxes. Then transfer to Airport, end of our service.
Meals offered:Morning
※We will arrange the tour as per your requirement. Should you like to change the hotels, or customize the use of private vehicle and guide or meals, please feel free to consult to one of our staffs.


  Number of people Price per one
Tour cost 6(2triple room) Please contact us
4 (2twin/double rooms) Please contact us
2(twin/double room) Please contact us
Single room supplement Please contact us

Above mentioned prices are inclusive of:

English Speaking Guide cum driver(From | To Nakashibestu Airport) | Private Vehicle(SUV type for 1~2 participants, 7 seater Wagon for 3~4 participants, 10 seater Wagon for above 5 participants) | Accommodation and service charges as mentioned in the itinerary | Meals(3Breakfast, 3Dinner) | Cruise boat fee and observation fee as mentioned in the itinerary | Other surcharges

Above mentioned prices are exclusive of:

Personal expenses(Drinks etc.)  |  Lunch expenses (Lunches are not included, our guide will show you where you can have food and snacks.)  |  Blakiston's owl observation except day 01 (charges are applicable for extra arrangements.)


※ If you are more than the mentioned group size, please inquire us for the tour cost.
※ This tour targets the observation and photography of wildlife. Please note that the tour is highly affected by the day's weather and we may need to change the travel route frequently. Our guide will explain and manage the program according to the situation.
※Please note that this program will not guarantee sighting of wildlife mentioned in itinerary. 
※The cruise boats mentioned in itinerary is "shared boat", not a private charter. Boat cruises are weather dependent. If the cruise are cancelled due to bad weather, the itinerary may be replaced by other day's plan. If you are not able to take the cruise throughout the entire period, the cost of cruise will be refunded. 
※ If you plan to arrive at Kushiro / Memanbestu Airport, please inquire us at time of reservation.
※The plan is based on the accommodation at Shiretoko Serai, but we can arrange other accommodation in Rausu, for example [Washi No Yado] and hot springs. Please consult us without any hesitation.
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