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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.

Shiretoko Pass and Mt. Rausudake
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
Shiretokotoge Parking Lot
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
Restroom beside Shiretokotoge Parking Lot
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
Shiretokotoge Observation Deck
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
Shiretokotoge Observation Deck from Parking Lot
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
Shiretokotoge Observation Deck Is Crowded with Tourists
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
Kunashiri Island Can Be Seen
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
National Route 334
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
Good View!
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu

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.

Snowboarding
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
Look of Shiretokotoge Observation Deck
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
View from Shiretokotoge Observation Deck
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
View from Shiretokotoge Observation Deck
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
Shiretokotoge Observation Deck and Mt. Rausudake
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu
Shiretokotoge Parking Lot
Shiretoko Pass in Rausu

Atmosphere of Shiretoko Pass in Spring Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shiretoko Pass in Spring

Bears along Shiretoko Crossing Road Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Bears along Shiretoko Crossing Road

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
Business hours +81-153-87-2162
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 757 493 182*72

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Shiretoko Pass.

Hotel Chi-no-Hate(ホテル地の涯)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Shiretoko Iwaobetsu Youth Hostel(知床岩尾別ユースホステル)
Booking.com

A page of Shiretoko National Park is here

Shiretoko National Park

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