Outdoor Center

Wildlife Watching


Wildlife watching is increasingly popular and there are perfect places for watching whales, seals, animals and birds in Hokkaido.

Dolphins and whales can be seen year-round along the east coast of the Shiretoko Peninsula and off the coast of Muroran. The best time for watching tancho (Japanese cranes) is from December to March.


Wildlife Watching in Hokkaido


Top Wildlife Watching Destinations

NOTSUKE PENINSULA
(Seals & Seabirds)
MONBETSU
(Seals)
TSURUI
(Japanese Crane)
BIBAI MIYAJIMA-NUMA
(Geese)