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Category: National parks, Local time: 08:00:46, Altitude: 836m
Shiretoko National Park is a protected reserve in Japan
. It lies on the Shiretoko Peninsula, in the norther part of the island Hokkaido. Shiretoko National Park is one of the remotest areas of Japan
, and accessible only on foot or by boat. Shiretoko National Park covers an area of 386 km2
. It is famous mainly for the largest population of bears in Japan
. There are many waterfalls and mountains whose peaks are usually hidden in the clouds. The best known locations are the Shiretoko lakes, the Kamuiwakka Falls, the Oshinkoshin Falls and the Shiretoko Pass. This pass offers a lovely view of Mount Rausu and the volcanic Mount Io-san, which eructs pure sulphur when active. Shiretoko National Park has been registered on UNESCO World Heritage List since 2005.
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Last update: Nov 10, 2012 11:12:34 AM
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This information is provided by the community of TIXIK users and is waiting for confirmation by the owner. What recreational activities are available or possible?
: hiking, climbing, fishing Character of the park
: mountain, lake, insular Protected animal species
: deer, bear (Ursidae), eagle Other services
: beach, toilets, visitor center Distance from the main road
: 6.5877236411254 Why to go there?