Shiretoko Travel Guide

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  • Shiretoko
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  • Shiretoko
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Shiretoko Things to Do

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    Climb up to the hotspring and take a...

    by R.Dettmann Updated Nov 14, 2003

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    Quite a very tough climb up to the hot spring. Only 2 of us made it. You have to climb next to the river. It is very slippery and sometimes you have to do some free climb action as well.

    The way down was even more dangerous. That other guy slipped and fell into the small river. Glad it wasn't to steep on that part of our walk. Nothing happened. He just got a little wet, but hey - the water was warm :)

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    Check out the harbor of Utoro

    by R.Dettmann Updated Nov 14, 2003

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    If you are an early bird, just check out the harbor of Utoro. You might get lucky and see some fish action while the fishermen unload their boats.

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    • National/State Park
    • Photography

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    Watch the salmon come up the rivers!!!

    by R.Dettmann Written Nov 14, 2003

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    I couldn't believe it, but it was just the right time to watch the salmon coming up the rivers.

    You just have to see that!!!

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    • Backpacking

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Shiretoko Restaurants

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    Check out the Kani and the fresh fish!

    by R.Dettmann Updated Nov 14, 2003

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    If you want to try Kani (Crab) this is the place! You won't get it anywhere fresher or cheaper than here.

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Shiretoko Nightlife

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    Good night in Utoro

    by R.Dettmann Written Nov 14, 2003

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    I arrived quite late so I checked out the area and walked through some small forest to the ocean.

    Suddenly I saw that wild deer right next to me.

    ...Glad it wasn't a bear

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • National/State Park

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Shiretoko Warnings and Dangers

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    Beware of the bears

    by R.Dettmann Written Nov 14, 2003

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    Shiretoko National Park has a bear population of about 600 brown bears.

    To bad, I didn't see any...

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Shiretoko Favorites

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    Awesome Landscape

    by R.Dettmann Written Dec 24, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Shiretoko national park has many peaks. This is Rausu-dake the highest of them. The daughter of the emperor already climbed it.

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