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[Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck in Rausu, Shiretoko] Rausu and Kunashiri Island Can Be Seen at Sunrise Spot

Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck

Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck (羅臼国後展望塔) is a resource center in Rausu town, Shiretoko Peninsula, and is built for the return of Northern Territories on a hill at about 167 m above sea level, and is well-known as a good place to see the sunrise. Four Northern Islands Museum (北方四島の資料館) is on the 1st floor, an observation deck is built on the rooftop. The Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck and a parking lot are on the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. By the way, a road to the Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck is narrow and slope, so drive safety.

Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck
Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck in Rausu
Inside of Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck
Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck in Rausu

The distance is around 2 km away from Roadside Station "Shiretoko Rausu (知床・らうす)", and a restraunt, a cafe and a convenience store are not built around here. The Roadside Station has Shiretoko Restaurant (知床食堂) and Shiretoko Restaurant Shop (知床食堂売店), and I ate Grilled Pike Congera Sea Eel Rice Bowl and hiretoko Deep Ocean Water Soft Serve Ice Cream, and those were tasty.

Grilled Pike Congera Sea Eel Rice Bowl

Shiretoko Restaurant (知床食堂) in Rausu town is a restaurant at second floor of Roadside Station "Shiretoko Rausu (知床・らうす)". I heard that Grilled Pike Congera Sea Eel Rice Bowl at this restaurant was very popular for riders that tour around Hokkaido, and I visited here. Except the grilled pike congera sea eel rice bowl, a seafood rice bowl (海鮮丼) and Shiretoko Deep Ocean Water Soft Serve Ice Cream (知床深層水ソフトクリーム) are popular, too. Read More

2 Slices of Broiled Fish on Rice
Grilled Pike Congera Sea Eel Rice Bowl -Shiretoko Restaurant in Rausu-

Shiretoko Deep Ocean Water Soft Serve Ice Cream

Shiretoko Restaurant Shop (知床食堂売店) is on 1st floor of Shiretoko Restaurant in Rausu located in Shiretoko Peninsula, and is famous for serving Shiretoko Deep Ocean Water Soft Serve Ice Cream (知床深層水ソフトクリーム) and Deep Fried Atka Mackerel Humberger (ホッケフライバーガー). I have eaten Grilled Pike Congera Sea Eel Rice Bowl (黒ハモ丼) at the Shiretoko Restaurant, so I tried to eat the Shiretoko Deep Ocean Water Soft Serve Ice Cream this time. There is the shop in front of a parking lot, and there is a resting place, too. Other visitos bought the Shiretoko Deep Ocean Water Soft Serve Ice Cream successively, and after all it was popular. I lost no time in buying it at a window, too. The price was JPY 320. Read More

Shiretoko Deep Ocean Water Soft Serve Ice Cream
Shiretoko Deep Ocean Water Soft Serve Ice Cream -Shiretoko Restaurant in Rausu-

By the way, a nonstop bus, Eagle Liner (イーグルライナー), runs between Sapporo and Utoro.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Refer to following a company for the highway bus service between the Utoro and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    (Chuo Bus)中央バス From Sapporo to Utoro
    (Chuo Bus)中央バス From Utoro to Sapporo
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are at Memanbetsu Airport and Nakashibetsu Airport.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are at the Memanbetsu Airport and the Nakashibetsu Airport.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are at the Memanbetsu Airport and the Nakashibetsu Airport.
    Jalan
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are at the Memanbetsu Airport and the Nakashibetsu Airport.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are at the Memanbetsu Airport and the Nakashibetsu Airport.
    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their offices are at the Memanbetsu Airport and the Nakashibetsu Airport.
    Harada Automobile Technical Company(原田自動車工業) Their office is near Shari Station
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Shiretoko Tourist(知床ツーリスト) Their office is near Kiyosato Station
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    With You Inc.(株式会社ウィズ・ユー) Their offices are near the Shari Station or at the Utoro
    Jalan
    Rakuten

    Shiretoko National Park

    Shiretoko National Park (知床国立公園) at the northeastern edge of Japan main land is a national park between Shari town and Rausu town in the the northeastern part of Hokkaido. Most northern part of Shiretoko Peninsula has been desinged as the national park since 1964, and has also been designed World Natural Heritage Site, one of only 4 world natural heritage sites in Japan, since 2005. In the national park, there are Shiretoko Mountain Range (知床連山) such as Mt. Rausudake (羅臼岳), Mt. Chinishibetsudake (知西別岳), Mt. Iou (硫黄山) and Mt. Shiretokodake (知床岳), and here is a tourist attraction on behalf of Hokkaido containing some hot spring places such as Aidomari Onsen (相泊温泉), Seseki Onsen (瀬石温泉), Rausu Onsen (羅臼温泉) and Iwaobetsu Onsen (岩尾別温泉). The Shiretoko National Park is roughly divided into 2 areas, Shari Area and Rausu Area. The area is about 39,000 ha in total. A deep forest that wild animals such as Brown Bears, Yezo Deers and Blakiston's Hish-owls inhabit, Steep cliffs with about 100 m in height that separet the sea from mountains, the sea that marine life such as Salmons and Whales swim in, and those closely related to each other create great nature views. Because the Shiretoko means "The end of the earth" in Ainu language, I can understand the reason that it is said to be an unexplored region. Read More

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    Shiretoko Crossing Road
    Shiretoko National Park

    Observatory Deck

    The observation deck is not so large, and visitors can enter for 24 hours freely. If the weather is fine, the Rausu town and port can be seen. In addition, even Kunashiri Island can be viewed, too. The visitors can see coming alongside drift ice in a winter, too.

    Look of Observation Deck on Rooftop
    Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck in Rausu
    Rausu Town
    Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck in Rausu
    Kunashiri Island Can Be Seen
    Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck in Rausu
    Observation Deck on Rooftop
    Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck in Rausu
    Mt. Rausudake
    Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck in Rausu

    Atmosphere of Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck

    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking is provided (17 Cars)
    Business hours 09:00-17:00 * It changes depending on seasons
    Regular closing day Monday, The year-end and New Year holidays * Opening days from May to October.
    Telephone number +81-153-87-4560
    Home page Home page is here

      List of Activities

      Some activity companies serve some types of activities in the south side of the Shiretoko Peninsula. Refer to following websites for the activity companies. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Nature Cruise or Drift Ice Cruise

      Movie of Nature Cruise


      Shiretoko Rausu Lincle(知床らうすリンクル)
      ASOVIEW
      Hamanasu(観光船はまなす)
      Maruha Hourai Suisan Godzilla-iwa Tourism(丸は宝来水産ゴジラ岩観光)
      ASOVIEW
      Shiretoko Nature Cruise(知床ネイチャークルーズ)
      Jalan

      Lake Rausu Guided Tour

      Movie of Lake Rausu Guided Tour


      Shiretoko Guide Pikki(知床のガイド屋 ピッキ)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      First Ascent Shiretoko(ファーストアセント知床)
      Jalan
      Shiretoko Nature Office(知床ネイチャーオフィス)
      Shiretoko Naturalist Association(知床ナチュラリスト協会)
      Jalan
      Shalom Guide Office(シャローム・ガイドオフィス)
      Jalan

      Kumagoe Falls Guided Tour

      Shiretoko Rausu Lincle(知床らうすリンクル)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan

      Mt. Rausudake Guided Hiking

      Movie of Mt. Rausudake Hiking


      Shiretoko Club(知床倶楽部)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Shiretoko Sanko-sha(知床山考舎)
      Jalan
      Shiretoko ARPA(知床アルパ)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Shalom Guide Office(シャローム・ガイドオフィス)

      List of Accommodations

      Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Rausu. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Rausu

        Rausu-no-Yado Marumi(羅臼の宿 まるみ)
        Booking
        Hotel Sakaeya(ホテル栄屋)
        Booking
        Rakuten
        Business Hotel Isaribi(ビジネスホテル漁火)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Pension Rausukl(ペンションラウスクル)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Takashimaya Ryokan(高島屋旅館)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Chishimaya Ryokan(千島屋旅館)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Honma(民宿本間)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Nomura(民宿野むら)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Yonemaru(民宿よね丸)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Kannari(民宿かんなり)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Washi-no-Yado(民宿鷲の宿)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Ippukudozo(民宿いっぷくどうぞ)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Rider House Okigaruya(ライダーハウス お気軽屋)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Rider House Max(ライダーハウス マックス)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Rausu Automobile Campsite(羅臼オートキャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten

        Rausu Onsen

          Rausu Daiichi Hotel(らうす第一ホテル)
          Hotel Mine-no-Yu(ホテル峰の湯)
          Booking
          Rakuten
          Shiretoko National Park Rausu Onsen Campsite(知床国立公園羅臼温泉野営場)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Booking.com
          Booking.com

          A page of Shiretoko National Park is here

          Shiretoko National Park

          By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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