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Shiretoko Nature Center

531 Iwaobetsu, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4356, Hokkaido
+81 152-24-2114
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Much more than meets the eye!

Summary - go for a hike, watch the movie about the park, enjoy a surprisingly great curried rice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TravellingDrek
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San Jose, California
Fun activity!

We joined the floating ice activity in March 2017. It was as amazing experience! The view was... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Maggie W
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Taiwan
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Shiretoko National Park Nature Center is located at the entrance of the Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido, Japan. It not only serves as an information center for the park visitors but also facilitates your enjoyable stay in Shiretoko.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good49%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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531 Iwaobetsu, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4356, Hokkaido
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+81 152-24-2114
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Summary - go for a hike, watch the movie about the park, enjoy a surprisingly great curried rice, and talk to the staff about the conservation projects they are working on - reforestation, wildlife management, and protection of the world heritage site. There is a...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We joined the floating ice activity in March 2017. It was as amazing experience! The view was stunning and the suit that floats was so special and fun! The tour guide was really experienced, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a large and well resourced centre with information about Shiretoko National Park. There are several short walks although these were closed due to recent bear sightings when we called in. The centre was informative however and we found the information we needed on...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2016

The Centre was well set with a lot of information. It was displayed in a very interesting way. The facility is well maintained.

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We came by the Nature Center as it is the starting point of an easy hike in the National Park. Unfortunately, the trials nearby were closed due to sighting of bears. The Center itself was very clean and has information in English about the National...More

1  Thank BigFishDiveClub
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

In a beautiful modern building the story of the wildlife of the Shiretoko Peninsula are told. Life-size bears and skins adorn the viewing areas. Models of birds, seals, foxes and deer complement the myriad of the most beautiful photographs imaginable. Not just to look at,...More

1  Thank william1942
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Lots of free tourist info. Staff are very helpful. If it is your first time to visit the are, you should definitely stop by.

Thank P T
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

A good spot to visit when arriving in Shiretoko especially if you didn't study much the area in advance. A lot of information available and very helpful staff to answer your all kinds of questions. Nice wide and tall screen movie showed regularly in a...More

1  Thank hanyoupei
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Reviewed 27 October 2014

It is necessary to stop at this nature center to start on the traditional hike. Watching a video about bears is also required for the hike. We didn't feel nervous about bears since there were many other guests. This nature center, and all the info...More

Thank Dean and Linda
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

If you have the time, do visit it. If not, forget about it. I think most information can be obtained from Web. The Center is not very attractive! The view from the center is not good. Shari Tour Bus make a stop here and that...More

Thank Guan T
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As far as I know it is open every day of the year except December 31st. Hours for Autumn and Winter are 9:00am until 4:00pm.
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