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[Utoro Onsen in Shari, Shiretoko] Day Trip Onsen and Tourism Can Be Enjoyed

June 15th, 2014

Utoro Onsen

Utoro Onsen (ウトロ温泉) is a hot-spring place in Utoro, Shari town located in the middle of Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) and is called another name Shiretoko Onsen (知床温泉), and there are about 16 hot spring facilities. The Utoro is one of the 3 major superb views in Hokkaido together with Shakotan and Benbe Rebun (Rebunge, Toyoura), and has been well-known as a scenic area since a long time ago. Hot springs were succeeded in drilling in 1971, and the Utoro Onsen has been developed as a tourist hub for Shiretoko Goko Lakes and Kamuiwakka Hot Falls, etc. in the north side of the Shiretoko Peninsula, and is a popular hot-spring resort for enjoying the sun set over the Sea of Okhotsk and mountains of Rausu.
Utoro Onsen Guide Map in Japanese

Utoro Onsen Resort from Oronko-iwa Rock
Utoro Onsen in Shari

The hot-spring place is roughly divided into 2 parts, the fishing port side and the hill side, and there are Road Station "Utoro Shirietoku", souvenir shops, seafood shops, restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations, Oronkoiwa Rock (オロンコ岩) and a cruise ship pier at the fishing port side, and there are Yuhidai Lookout (夕陽台), Shiretoko National Campsite (知床国設野営場), Footbath "Shirietoku (シリエトク)" and restaurants at the hill side. Utoro Gyokyo Fujinbu Shokudo (ウトロ漁協婦人部食堂), Banya (番屋), Namishibuki (波飛沫) and Araiso Ryori Kumanoya (荒磯料理 くまのや) are popular in particular. I ate seafood at the Utoro Gyokyo Fujinbu Shokudo, it was tasty. Because the hot-spring place is surrounded by nature, a deer or a bear are sometimes seen. When you take a walk in the early morning, Please be mindful of the bear.

Road Station "Utoro Shirietoku"
Utoro Onsen in Shari
Road Station "Utoro Shirietoku"
Utoro Onsen in Shari
Yuhidai Lookout
Utoro Onsen in Shari
Yuhidai Lookout
Utoro Onsen in Shari
Godzilla-iwa Rock
Godzilla Rock, Utoro Onsen in Shari

In a summer and an autumn, Shiretoko Sightseeing Cruises and Nature Trekking can be enjoyed, and in a winter, Drift Ice Cruises, Drift Ice Walk and Snowshoes can be enjoyed. As for an event, Shiretoko Ryuhyo Festival (知床流氷フェス) is held in the winter. By the way, a nonstop bus, Eagle Liner (イーグルライナー), runs between Sapporo and Utoro.

Shiretoko Ryuhyo Festival
Utoro Onsen in Shari
Shiretoko Ryuhyo Festival
Utoro Onsen in Shari
Drift Ice Walk
Utoro Onsen in Shari
Drift Ice Walk
Utoro Onsen in Shari
Drift Ice Diving
Utoro Onsen in Shari

Direct Bus

From Sapporo to Utoro
Eagle Liner Leaves for Sapporo at 23:15

From Utoro to Sapporo
Eagle Liner Leaves for Utoro at 09:20

Oronko-iwa Rock

Oronko-iwa Rock (オロンコ岩) is a huge rock with 58 m in height in Shari town, Shiretoko Peninsula. Godzilla-iwa Rock (ゴジラ岩) and Sankaku-iwa Rock (三角岩) are around the tip of Cape Utoro (ウトロ崎), and Utoro Port (ウトロ港) is built around here. This area has some huge rocks, and Utoro Onsen Resort is nearby here, too. The Oronko-iwa Rock is well-known as a good place to see the sunset, and a wooden stairway is built from a trailhead to the top of the rock. A wooden path, the wooden stairway, a restroom and a parking lot are on the site. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. In a winter, the wooden stairway is closed. Article is here

Oronko-iwa Rock
Oronko-iwa Rock, Utoro, Shiretoko National Park

Cape Puyuni

Cape Puyuni (プユニ岬) is a cape jutting out into the Sea of Okhotsk in Shari town, Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島), and the Puyuni means "A place with a holl" in Ainu language. Because a road to the tip of the cape is not built, visitors can not reach to there. But Puyuni-misaki Lookout (プユニ岬展望台) is about 700 m away from the tip of the cape. There is not definite lookout, and a place around Miharashi Bridge (見晴橋) along Shiretoko National Route (National Route 334) is called "the Puyuni-misaki Lookout" at about 95 m above sea level. Utoro Port and the Sea of the Okhotsk can be viewed from here, and Oronko-iwa Rock (オロンコ岩) and Godzilla-iwa Rock (ゴジラ岩) are fitted to a picture, too. This place is well known as a good place to see the sunset, and a lot of visitors come. A winter scenery that drift ice spread over the whole sea looks grand, too. A parking lot is not built, and there is much traffic, and it has a blind curve, a parking on a road shoulder may be dangerous. There is a bridge that is not used any more, the visitors can park their cars. Admission free. Article is here

Cape Puyuni in Winter
Winter Cape Puyuni, Utoro, Shiretoko National Park

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. Article is here

Shiretoko Crossing Road
Shiretoko National Park

Utoro Gyokyo Fujinbu Shokudo

Utoro Gyokyo Fujinbu Shokudo (ウトロ漁協婦人部食堂) is a popular restraunt at Utoro port, Shari town. There is a building on the foot of Godzilla-iwa Rock (ゴジラ岩) near Oronko-iwa rock (オロンコ岩). The restraunt has an atomosphere such as a typical port restraunt and is not so large. There are only counter seats. Article is here

Large Atka Mackerel
Grilled Atka Mackerel Combo -Utoro Gyokyo Fujinbu Shokudo in Shari-

Day Trip Onsen

Visitors can take a day trip bath at Yuhidai-no-Yu (夕陽台の湯), Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-kobushi" (知床グランドホテル 北こぶし), Shiretoko Dai-Ichi Hotel (知床第一ホテル), Shiretoko Prince Hotel "Kaze-Namiki" (知床プリンスホテル 風なみ季), Kokuminshukusha Katsurada (国民宿舎 桂田), Hotel Shiretoko (ホテル知床), Shiretoko Village (しれとこ村) and Yuhinoataruie (夕陽のあたる家). On the other hand, accommodations without taking a day trip bath are Shiretoko Nobel Hotel (知床ノーブルホテル), Iruka Hotel (いるかホテル), Hotel kifuu Club Shireotko (ホテル季風クラブ 知床), Onsen Minsyuku Tanpopo (温泉民宿 たんぽぽ), Minssuku Shiretokoso (民宿 知床荘), Minssuku Ishiyama (民宿いしやま), Shiretoko Pekere (しれとこペレケ) and Bon's Home (ボンズホーム). In addition, there seems to be Akazawa Onsen Private Onsen, too.

Footbath "Shirietoku"
Footbath シリエトク Utoro Onsen in Shari

Yuhidai-no-Yu

Yuhidai-no-Yu located on a hill is a public bath, and opens a business only in a summer from June to October. There is the Shiretoko National Campsite that is famous for enjoying the beautiful setting sun near a building. The visitors are almost campsite users, and the pabulic bath is crowded with them during summer vacation in particular. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500. There are a resting place and a coin laundry at the building.

Appearance of Building
Utoro Onsen in Shari Yuhidai-no-yu

A public bathhouse is not so large. There are 1 open-air bath surrounded by rocks and 1 indoor bath at the bathhouse. The each baths are the size that about 5 people can take a bath. Trees disturbed my view from the open-air bath, so unfortunately it was not good. I barely saw the Oronko rock and the sunset.

Sunset from Open-Air Bath
Utoro Onsen in Shari Yuhidai-no-yu
Open-Air Bath
Utoro Onsen in Shari Yuhidai-no-yu

The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and light yellow and have salty taste and no smell. A sum total of hot spring ingredients are 8.700 g/kg. When I took a bath in the hot springs, I felt smooth and slippery touch. As for the slippery touch, the indoor bath was stronger than the open-air bath. The hot springs seemed to be drinkable, but I could not find a drinking facility. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom is installed at a dressing room.

Indoor Bath
Utoro Onsen in Shari Yuhidai-no-yu
View from Indoor Bath
Utoro Onsen in Shari Yuhidai-no-yu

Atmosphere of Yuhidai-no-Yu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Yuhidai-no-Yu

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 61 C
ph 7.6
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Healthy increase, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Active tuberculosis, Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure, and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 250.
Business hours 14:00-20:00
Regular closing day From October to June
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2811
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 757 540 339*76

Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-kobushi"

Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-kobushi" is a large-sized onsen hotel founded in 1960 near Utoro Port. Kita-kobushi group runs it. An open-air bath on the rooftop is popular for good view. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 1000. West Hall has Outlook Large Public Bathhouse "Onunabara" (展望大浴場「大海原」) and Large Public Outdoor Bathhouse "Shion" (大浴場内露天スペース「汐音」) on the 8th floor, and has Sky Open-air Public Bath "Hoshi-no-Yu" (空中露天風呂「星の湯」) on the rooftop of the West Hall. The 8th floor is linked with the rooftop by a staircase, so bathers can go up and down without wearing clothes. In addition, a photography was prohibited at the bathhouse and a dressing room.

Appearance of Building
Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kita-kobushi

There are 1 open-air bath, 1 outdoor bath, 2 indoor baths, 1 medicated bath, 1 cold bath and 1 sauna at the bathhouse. Hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light Khaki color and have salty taste and no smell. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 10.03 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Large Public Outdoor Bathhouse "Shion" (Source: Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kita-kobushi)
Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kita-kobushi
Indoor Bath
Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kita-kobushi
Outlook Large Public Bathhouse "Onunabara" (Source: Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kita-kobushi)
Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kita-kobushi
Sky Open-air Public Bath "Hoshi-no-Yu" (Source: Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kita-kobushi)
Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kita-kobushi

Atmosphere of Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-kobushi" Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-kobushi"

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 67.8 C
ph 6.7
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Cut, Burn
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Active tuberculosis, Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Open-air bath(2), Indoor bath(4), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1000. Child: JPY 500.
Business hours 14:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (120 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2021
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 894 854 356*81

Shiretoko Dai-Ichi Hotel

Shiretoko Dai-Ichi Hotel is a large-sized onsen hotel founded in 1971 on a hill. Dai-Ichi Hotel group runs it. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 1250. The hotel is popular for large public bathhouses, Large Public Bathhouse "Mole" (大浴場モーレ) on the 1st floor and Large Public Bathhouse "Rocha" (大浴場ローシャ) on the 2nd floor. In addition, they lend 2 chartered baths for JPY 2160 per hour. Fresh free flowing hot springs are used at an outdoor bath and the chartered baths.

Appearance of Building
Shari Shiretoko Dai-ichi Hotel in Utoro Onsen
Outdoor Bath
Shari Shiretoko Dai-ichi Hotel in Utoro Onsen

Hot springs are Sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are clear and light Khaki color and have salty taste and a little sulfur smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. People getting a tattoo seems to be allowed to take a bath. A staying is possible, too.

Atmosphere of Shiretoko Dai-Ichi Hotel Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shiretoko Dai-Ichi Hotel

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 52 C
ph -
Indications Cut, Muscle pain, Stiff shoulder, Cold sensitivity, Neuralgia, Relieving fatigue, Scratch, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Hemorrhoid, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Healthy increase, Burn
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Active tuberculosis, Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Sex-Segregated Bathhouse. There is a chartered bath.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1250. Child: JPY 750.
Business hours 14:00-17:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (120 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2334
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 757 540 178*63

Shiretoko Prince Hotel "Kaze-Namiki"

Shiretoko Prince Hotel "Kaze-Namiki" is a large-sized onsen hotel founded in 1972 on a hill. Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kita-Kobushi" runs this hotel. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 1000. There is sex-segregated Large Public Bathhouses "Seiryu" (清流) on the 1st floor. An open-air bath surrounded by rocks is named Garden Open-air Public Bath "Hoshi-no-Shizuku" (庭園露天風呂「星の雫」), and fresh free flowing hot springs are used at that. The Large Bathhouses "Seiryu" for men or women are replaced everyday. In addition, a bedrock bath for women is provided.

Appearance of Building
Utoro Onsen in Shari Shiretoko Prince Hotel Kaze-namiki
Large Public Bathhouse "Seiryu"
Shiretoko Prince Hotel Kaze-Namiki
Large Public Bathhouse "Seiryu" (Source: Shiretoko Prince Hotel Kaze-Namiki)
Shiretoko Prince Hotel Kaze-Namiki
Garden Open-air Public Bath "Hoshi-no-Shizuku" (Source: Shiretoko Prince Hotel Kaze-Namiki)
Shiretoko Prince Hotel Kaze-Namiki

The hot springs are sodium chloride spring, and are clear and light Khaki color and have salty taste and no smell. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A restroom and free hair dryers are installed at a dressing room. A staying is possible, too.

Atmosphere of Shiretoko Prince Hotel "Kaze-Namiki" Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shiretoko Prince Hotel "Kaze-Namiki"

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: Isotonic, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 63.4 C
ph -
Indications Cold sensitivity, Relieving fatigue, Health enhancement, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Convalescent convalescence, Cut, Burn, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Active tuberculosis, Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 1000. Child: JPY 500.
Business hours 15:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Parking lot A free parking is provided (100 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2104
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 757 540 315*57

Kokuminshukusha Katsurada

Kokuminshukusha Katsurada is a hot spring inn founded in 1983, and is popular for enjoying fresh free flowing hot springs. it is a little away from the center of Utoro Onsen. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 600. A bathroom is not so large, and there are 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath at the bathroom. The each baths are the size that about 3 people can take a bath.

Appearance of Building
Kokuminshukusha Katsurada
Outdoor Bath (Source: Kokuminshukusha Katsurada)
Kokuminshukusha Katsurada
Indoor Bath (Source: Kokuminshukusha Katsurada)
Kokuminshukusha Katsurada
Outdoor Bath
Kokuminshukusha Katsurada

In a winter, an open-air bath enjoying winter sea (流氷露天風呂) is provided. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 1080. The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are slightly opaque and light Khaki color and have salty taste and metallic odor. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathroom. There is a coin laundry at the building. A staying is possible, too.

Restaurant
Kokuminshukusha Katsurada

Atmosphere of Kokuminshukusha Katsurada Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kokuminshukusha Katsurada

広告

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 55.3 C
ph 6.8
Indications Neuralgia, Muscle pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Relieving fatigue, Health enhancement, Chronic skin diseases, Cut, Burn, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Active tuberculosis, Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Open-air bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Child: JPY 400.
Business hours 12:00-18:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A free parking is provided (20 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2752
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 757 571 251*20

Hotel Shiretoko

Hotel Shiretoko is a large-sized long-established onsen hotel founded in 1953 on a hill, and is the oldest onsen hotel run by Shiretoko Daiichi Hotel group in Utoro Onsen. An open-air bath is famous. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 500.

Appearance of Building
Hotel Shiretoko

There are 1 open-air bath, 1 indoor bath and 1 sauna at a large public bathhouse. The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring. A coin-operated laundry is provided, too. A staying is possible, too. They accept staying with pets (small-seized dog) under a plan. They close a business from November to late April.

Open-air Bath (Source: Hotel Shiretoko)
Hotel Shiretoko

Atmosphere of Hotel Shiretoko Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hotel Shiretoko

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source -
ph -
Indications Cut, Muscle pain, Stiff shoulder, Cold sensitivity, Neuralgia, Relieving fatigue, Scratch, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Hemorrhoid, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Healthy increase, Burn
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Active tuberculosis, Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1), Sauna(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 500. Child: JPY 300.
Business hours 15:00-20:00
Regular closing day From November to late April
Parking lot A free parking is provided (120 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2131
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 757 510 499*34

Shiretoko Village

Shiretoko Village is a middle-sized onsen ryokan founded in 1985 on a hill, and is away from the center of Utoro Onsen. They have 4 buildings, Main Building, Annex Building, New Building and Large Public Bathhouse, and are well-known for enjoying 100% natural free flowing hot springs. An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 600. There is 1 indoor bath at the large public bathhouse named "Kuma-no-Yu" (大浴場「熊の湯」).

Appearance of Building
Shiretoko Village
Indoor Bath (Source: Shiretoko Village)
Shiretoko Village

The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring, and are slightly opaque and light Khaki color and have salty taste and metallic odor. The sum total of the hot spring ingredients are 8.970 g/kg. Shampoos and body soaps are provided at the bathhouse. A hair dryer is installed at a dressing room.

Atmosphere of Shiretoko Village Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shiretoko Village

Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source 61 C
ph 6.7
Indications Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Arthralgia, Frozen shoulder, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Bruise, Sprain, Relieving fatigue, Chronic digestive diseases, Hemorrhoid, Cold sensitivity, Convalescent convalescence, Healthy increase, Weak child, Chronic skin diseases, Chronic women's diseases, Cut, Burn
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Active tuberculosis, Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation, Diabetes, Gout, Liver disease
Contraindications of drinking Kidney disease, High blood pressure and diseases accompanied by edema in general
Facilities Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600. Elementary school student: JPY 400. Infant: JPY 300.
Business hours 14:00-22:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (80 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2124
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 757 510 158*20

Shiretoko Yuhinoataruie

Shiretoko Yuhinoataruie (知床 夕陽のあたる家) is a small-sized onsen hotel run by Kitakobushi group on a hill. It used to be a youth hostel, and has an aged building beside Yuhidai Lookout and Shiretoko National Campsite, and is famous for enjoying the sun set over the Sea of Okhotsk from a public bathhouse or guest rooms. A staying is possible, too, and meals are served at Shiretoko Grand Hotel "Kitakobushi". An entrance fee to the bath facility is JPY 600.

Appearance of Building
Shiretoko Yuhinoataruie

There are 1 outdoor bath and 1 indoor bath at Large Public Bathhouse "Yurakuyu" (大浴場「夕楽湯」). The outdoor bath uses 100% natural free flowing hot springs. The hot springs are sodium chloride carbonated spring. A coin-operated laundry is provided, too. They close a business from middle October to late April.

Indoor Bath
Shiretoko Yuhinoataruie
Types of Hot Springs Sodium chloride carbonated spring (Type: Neutral, Osmotic Pressure: low, Spring Temperature Type: Extra hot spring)
Water temperature of Hot Spring Source - C
ph -
Indications Cut, Muscle pain, Stiff shoulder, Cold sensitivity, Neuralgia, Relieving fatigue, Scratch, Bruise, Sprain, Chronic digestive diseases, Convalescent convalescence, Hemorrhoid, Chronic skin diseases, Weak child, Chronic women's diseases, Frozen shoulders, Motor paralysis, Tightening of the joint, Healthy increase, Burn
Contraindications Acute disease(when there is the heat in particular), Active tuberculosis, Malignant tumor, Severe heart disease, Respiratory failure, Renal insufficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, High anemia, Other diseases during condition of a patient progress generally
Indications of drinking Not drinking
Facilities Outdoor bath(1), Indoor bath(1). * Sex-Segregated Bathhouse.
Entrance fee to the bath facility Adult: JPY 600.
Business hours 15:00-21:00
Regular closing day From middle October to late April
Parking lot A parking lot is provided (23 cars)
Telephone number +81-152-24-2764
Home page Home page is here
Reservation Booking.com is here, Jalan is here, Rakuten is here
Mapcode 757 540 437*28

List of Activities

Some activity companies serve sea cruises, a sea kayak tour, guided tours, night guided tours and drift ice walk tours. Refer to following websites for the activity companies. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Sea Cruise

Movie of Sea Cruise

Shiretoko Sightseeing Ship Aurora(知床観光船おーろら)
ASOVIEW
Sotoasobi
Shiretoko Sightseeing Cruiser(知床遊覧船)
Sotoasobi
Shiretoko Sightseeing Cruiser Dolphin(知床クルーザー観光船ドルフィン)
ASOVIEW
Sotoasobi
Godzilla-iwa Tourism(ゴジラ岩観光)
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Shiretoko Cruising Fox(知床世界遺産クルーズFOX)
ASOVIEW
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Sotoasobi

Sea Kayak Tour

Movie of Sea Kayak

Shiretoko Outdoor Guide Center(知床アウトドアガイドセンター)
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Guided Tour

Movie of Guided Tour

Shiretoko Guide Pikki(知床のガイド屋 ピッキ)
Sotoasobi
Ueneusaru Midori(ウエネウサルみどり)
Sotoasobi
Okhotsk Jinendo(オホーツク自然堂)
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Shiretoko Optional Tours(知床オプショナルツアーズ)
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First Ascent Shiretoko(ファーストアセント知床)
ASOVIEW
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Shirekoto Michi Annai(知床未知案内)
ASOVIEW
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Shiretoko Forest Guide Yurari(知床の森のガイド ゆらり)
ASOVIEW
Sotoasobi
Hokkaido Private Adventure: English speaker guide(北海道プライベートアドベンチャー)
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Night Guided Tour

Movie of Night Guided Tour

Shiretoko Guide Pikki(知床のガイド屋 ピッキ)
Jalan
Shiretoko Nature Office(知床ネイチャーオフィス)
Sotoasobi
Shiretoko Sanko-sha(知床山考舎)
Jalan
Sotoasobi
Shiretoko Naturalist Association(知床ナチュラリスト協会)
ASOVIEW
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Shirekoto Michi Annai(知床未知案内)
ASOVIEW
Sotoasobi

Drift Ice Walk Tour

Movie of Drift Ice Walk

Shiretoko Nature Office(知床ネイチャーオフィス)
Jalan
Sotoasobi
Godzilla-iwa Tourism(ゴジラ岩観光)
Jalan
Sotoasobi
Shiretoko Naturalist Association(知床ナチュラリスト協会)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Utoro Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

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)
Rakuten
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)
Yuhi-no-Ataru-Ie(夕陽のあたる家)
Shiretoko Pereke(しれとこペレケ)
Booking
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)
Booking
Iruka Hotel(いるかホテル)
Jalan
Oyado Kiraku(お宿来羅玖)
Booking
Jalan
Shiretoko HOSTEL Hanare(知床ホステル ハナレ)
Booking.com

A page of Great Onsen in Hokkaido is here

Great Onsen in Hokkaido

A page of Shiretoko National Park is here

Shiretoko National Park

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