Nature in Middle of World Natural Heritage Can Be Enjoyed -Shiretoko Goko Lakes in Shari-
July 22nd, 2014
Shiretoko Goko Lakes (知床五湖) in Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) are famous sightseeing spots that tourists can enjoy a scenery of 5 lakes surrounded by virgin forests, and are famous as an unexplored region. About 500,000 people visited here as a place that untouched nature can be enjoyed. It is closed in a winter. The tourists can look around the sightseeing spots from May to November. In the site, walking paths are roughly divided into 2 types of the walking paths, an elevated wooden path and a ground pathway, and there are 2 facilities, Shiretoko Goko Lakes Field House (知床五湖フィールドハウス) and Park Service Center (パークサービスセンター). The Park Service Center is a resting station, and sells souvenirs, and serves light meals, and a restroom is installed, too. In addition, there is a toll parking.
The elevated wooden path that anyone can enjoy the scenery of the Shiretoko freely was installed to avoid bears. Watching only 1 lake of the 5 lakes is a drawback of the elevated wooden path. As for the ground pathway, the tourists can take a walk through 2 courses in the starting point of the Shiretoko Goko Lakes Field House and can experience the Shiretoko virgin nature. Pretty animals such as Yezo Deers, Yezo Squirrels and Black Woodpeckers appear. However, beware of brown bears.
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As for the ground pathway, the tourists must pay lecture charges and guide charges beforehand. * The tourists can experience it free depending on seasons! It takes longest about 90 minutes, people having free time should experience the nature of the world heritage. By the way, the tourists take lectures at the Lake Shiretoko Goko Five Lakes Field House.
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|Admission fee||Elevated wooden path: Free of charge. Ground pathway: Free - JPY 5100 * It changes depending on seasons|
|Parking lot||Pay lot parking is provided (100 Cars) * Capacity for midsize vehicles: JPY 410.|
|Regular closing day||Winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||757 730 306*56|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Shiretoko Goko Lakes.
|Shiretoko Iwaobetsu Youth Hostel(知床岩尾別ユースホステル)|
A page of Shiretoko National Park is here
Shiretoko National Park