Good Viewpoint -Shiretoko Pass in Shiretoko Peninsula-
September 20th, 2017
Shiretoko Pass (知床峠) at 738 m above sea level is a viewpoint across Rausu and Shari in Shiretoko Peninsula, and is located around the top of National Route 334 (a common name is Shiretoko Crossing Road (知床横断道路)) with some curving road that Utoro connects Rausu. It is popular for good views with Kunashiri Island and Mt. Rausudake. Except a restroom, observatory decks and a parking lot, there is not a facility. The parking lot is used for hikers, too. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge.
The Shiretoko Crossing Road is closed to traffic in a winter, and the road is passable from late April to early November. In a spring, an opening ceremony for the Shiretoko Crossing Road is held, and visitors can walk along high snow walls or can enjoy snowboarding. In a summer, fresh verdure or sea of clouds can be enjoyed. In an autumn, fall foliage can be seen. It is popular as a drive route. In addition, a lot of hikers or bicycle riders cross a mountain pass. Beware of bears along the road.
Atmosphere of Shiretoko Pass in Spring Can Be Watched on Youtube
Bears along Shiretoko Crossing Road Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (120 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||From early November to late April|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||757 493 182*72|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Shiretoko Pass.
|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