Okhotsk & Shiretoko Travel Info

Okhotsk & Shiretoko Travel Info

Overview As its name suggests, the idyllic Okhotsk Region (オホーツク地方) lies along the Sea of Okhotsk. The almost …

Shiretoko Rausu

Shiretoko Rausu

On the east coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula, the busy fishing town Rausu (羅臼町) is well-worth visiting for mar…

Mint and Valley Town Takinoue

Mint and Valley Town Takinoue

Halfway between Kamikawa (north side of Daisetsuzan National Park) and Monbetsu along the clear stream of Shok…

Monbetsu Gakiya Zone

Monbetsu Gakiya Zone

About 3km south of the city center, this waterfront district (ガリヤゾーン) has an ice breaker pier, a beach (mid Ju…

Wander Around Central Monbetsu

Wander Around Central Monbetsu

Monbetsu (紋別市) is the third-largest city in Okhotsk Region and most travelers come here to take an ice breaker…

Western Shiretoko Highlights

Western Shiretoko Highlights

Picturesque lakes, waterfalls, rugged cliffs and onsen, Shiretoko West Coast (知床西海岸) is accessible by public t…

Shiretoko Utoro Onsen

Shiretoko Utoro Onsen

Utoro Onsen (ウトロ温泉) is a small but lively port town about an hour by bus from Shari and an excellent base for …

Cultural Museums in Abashiri

Cultural Museums in Abashiri

Abashiri (網走市) is the historical and cultural heart of Okhotsk Region. In 1890 the town has set up the prison …