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Breathtaking Beauty

Stunning drive then the amazing view. Must be in clear weather to enjoy full. Unforgettable... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Bengaluru, India
An Anticlockwise Drive around Shakotan Peninsula

We left Sapporo around 8:00, drove past Otaru, and arrived at Nioka Whiskey Yoichi Distillery... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Sakai, Japan
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Shakotan-cho, Shakotan-gun, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

A beautiful landscape but lack of supporting amenities for tourists. Yet worth to climb up the stairs, slopes and narrow paths as you can see and feel the blue sea and blue sky in a sunny day that made you feel relaxed and eye-opening. But...More

Thank 842kwank
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Stunning drive then the amazing view. Must be in clear weather to enjoy full. Unforgettable experience.

Thank ManasMi1
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We left Sapporo around 8:00, drove past Otaru, and arrived at Nioka Whiskey Yoichi Distillery, which was another story. And then we continued to drive along beautiful, sometimes even breathtaking, seashores around the peninsula, which was disturbed with some long tunnels, though. We had lunch...More

4  Thank Kwakaku
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

After a few days in Sapporo, consider going to the Shakotan peninsula to visit Cape Kamui. Cape Kamui is rightly beautiful on a good day and worth a small detour together with a Yoichi whisky distillery visit. In my honest opinion, their are more beautiful...More

3  Thank Dleow
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

As part of a 3 week trip to Japan, we were visiting our son who lives in Hirafu-Niseko for a week. He has his own car so we decided to venture out on a self drive day trip which took in the Shakotan Peninsula This...More

1  Thank Thebates22
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We stayed in Otaru two nights, and on the second day we drove to Shakotan Peninsula. There are a few must places on this Peninsula (Kamui Misaki and Shimamu beach). We were there during the sea urchin season and had a sea urchin feast. On...More

Thank Pengapa
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We did a day trip. A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Highly recommended to do a self drive here

Thank tracypang
Reviewed 15 September 2016

One of the highlights of our trip, Shakotan was breathtaking. Remember to check the weather forecast the day before as the blue waters of Shakotan look their best on a sunny day!

Thank yx T
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We loved driving along the Shakotan Peninsula. We rented a 1000cc car from Toyota that cost us around SGD 70 per day. The speed limit of 40-50 km. Therefore it was a leisure drive for us. The blue sea and mountain view really recharged both...More

4  Thank 953jacquelinec
Reviewed 9 March 2016

If all you want to see is the Capes Kamui and Shakotan, and you get an early start, and have your own car, you can be back in Sapporo in time for lunch. The road from Sapporo is scenic and pleasant driving; speed limits are...More

Thank BadgerCT
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9 September 2016|
Response from BadgerCT | Reviewed this property |
We were there in mid-September last year. It was lovely but we were lucky to dodge the rain.
Arwee V
21 July 2016|
Response from BadgerCT | Reviewed this property |
We didn't go with a tour company. We hired a car from Nippon car rental (about $130 for two days) and drove ourselves. The roads are all very easy and the relevant signs are in English. Regards