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Discovering the beauty of nature in the “middle” of winter

Experience the tranquility of winter and the power of nature as you explore Shiretoko Goko Lakes. Traverse the pristine, frozen, landscape as you discover un-touched territory framed by majestic mountains and a breathtaking view of the Sea of Okhotsk Ice Floe. Feel the World Heritage spirit and witness the peaceful harmony of wildlife and nature in this harsh winter habitat.

Paid professional guides are available during specific periods but book early. Unfortunately, the elevated wooden paths are not accessible during this season.

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Book a Shiretoko Goko Lakes ecological tour of midwinter

Details

  • Capacity 10 people/tour. 150 people/day.
  • Term: Jan. 22rd through Mar. 22nd
  • Time: 1.8:00 a.m. 2.12:30 p.m (2 times a day, 3-hour tour)
  • How to apply: Go to Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association Official Web Site * The deadline time of the registration by the Web Site is 0 p.m. of the Two days before every tour or Call to the certificated tour guide.
  • Fee: 6,000 JPY or more, that depends on the tour guide.
  • Place to meet Ask the tour guide.
  • The tour might be cancelled or discontinued because of the bad weather condition or unexpected accidents.
  • Check the tour information about the service status on Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association Official Web Site.

Preparation

You may want to bring
  • Winter jacket and pants : If it is difficult to prepare them, tell the tour guide about that matter.
  • snow boots or water resistant trekking shoes, backpack, water resistant gloves, Knit hat
Also helpful
  • Sunglasses, Camera, Drink (500ml), Foods like energy bar, Another set of gloves, Neck warmer, Inner jacket
About Restroom
  • You may want to go to restroom before the tour starts or bring a portable toilet with you although there are temporary bathroom at Shiretoko Goko.

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Tour Course

AVisit a marsh that you cannot visit in the summer. Explore the vibrant woods and discover foot prints of the many wild animals and birds.
BWalk on the surface of the frozen lake, not accessible in the summer.
CEnjoy the view of the Shiretoko Mountain Range and the largest lake, Lake Niko.
DFrom the cliff, witness the winter Ice Floes of the Sea of Okhotsk.

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Basic Information

Name
Shiretoko Goko Lakes
Area
Utoro Map
Telephone
Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association 0152-22-2125
Open
End of January thru End of March (planned)
Parking
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Toilets
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Note
Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association.
Telephone: 0152-22-2125 Booking tours etc.