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Beautiful 360 Degree Scenery of Utoro Can Be Looked over -Oronkoiwa Rock in Utoro, Shari, Shiretoko Peninsula-

July 22nd, 2014

Oronkoiwa Rock (オロンコ岩) is a huge rock with 60 m in height in Utoro, Shari town, Shiretoko Peninsula. There is the Oronkoiwa Rock near Utoro Port (ウトロ港), and there are Godzillaiwa Rock (ゴジラ岩) and Triangle Rock (三角岩) near the Utoro Port, too. There are a lot of huge rocks at this area. This Oronkoiwa Rock has a legend that mischievous tribe called Oronko people made this huge rock as a fort, they seem to play a trick on Ainu people in old days. The Ainu people that angried at the Oronko people seemed to punishment them with a structure trap by using an imitation of a whale. This story is a legend that is told in the Ainu people. But the Oronko people is an actual tribe. They live in Sakhalin, Russian now. This might be a true story. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Oronkoiwa Rock
Oronkoiwa Rock, Utoro, Shiretoko National Park
Triangle Rock
Oronkoiwa Rock, Utoro, Shiretoko National Park
Godzillaiwa Rock
Oronkoiwa Rock, Utoro, Shiretoko National Park
Cape Chashikotsu
Oronkoiwa Rock, Utoro, Shiretoko National Park

There is an observatory on the top, and tourists can enjoy 360 degree view. It is famous as a sightseeing spot that drift ice and sunset can be looked over. You will be surprised at the good view if you climb this rock. But a slope of a mountain trail was steep, and I climbed a stairway while dripping with sweat.

Setting Sun from Oronkoiwa Rock
Orokolo Rock, Utoro, Shiretoko National Park

Atmosphere of Oronkoiwa Rock Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Oronkoiwa Rock

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (10 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day From mid December to late April
Telephone number +81-152-22-2125
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 894 854 430*10


Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Oronkoiwa Rock.

Shiretoko Grand Hotel kitakobushi(知床グランドホテル 北こぶし)
Shiretoko Daiichi Hotel(知床第一ホテル)
Shiretoko Prince Kazenamiki(知床プリンスホテル 風なみ季)
Kokumin Shukusha Katurada(国民宿舎 桂田)
Bons Home(ボンズホーム)
Hotel Shiretoko(ホテル知床)
Hotel kifu Club Shireotko(ホテル季風クラブ 知床)
Shiretoko Village(しれとこ村)
Shiretoko Pereke(しれとこペレケ)
Minshyuku Ishiyama(知床の宿 民宿いしやま)
Shiretoko Noble Hotel(知床ノーブルホテル)
Minsyuku Shiretokoso(民宿 知床荘) Only Tel:+81-152-24-2058
Onsen Minshuku Tanpopo(温泉民宿 たんぽぽ)
Iruka Hotel(いるかホテル)
Oyado Kiraku(お宿来羅玖)

A page of Shiretoko National Park is here

Shiretoko National Park