Lake Rausu is a freshwater lake located at the foot of Mount Chinishibetsu on the Shiretoko Peninsula. With an altitude of 740 meters, a circumference of about 4 kilometers, and a maximum water depth of about 2 meters, it is the largest lake in Shiretoko National Park. The area is shaded by trees and also has bear dens, so it was once called an illusory lake that cannot be approached. However, the hiking trail has now been renovated and opened from June to October, so the general public can use it. In addition to Lake Rausu, there are five marshes (Ichinonuma-Gononuma) and Mashi observation deck. Here you can enjoy various beautiful scenery, such as snow in spring, fresh green in summer and red leaves in autumn. *Unfortunately, there is no road to Ichinonuma, so you can see Ninonuma to Gononuma along the hiking trail. Free admission.
Floating ice on the sea is fun. The weather in Shiretoko is just right in March. It's not too cold, but it's not too hot to melt the ice. We signed up for a one-day tour here. The price is reasonable. The local guide is very responsible. Only the tour guide can only speak Japanese—_— In short, floating on ice is a rare experience. Wearing a special buoyancy suit will not be cold in the ice at all!
The Shiretoko Peninsula is in the east, which is a very popular attraction. After all, it takes more time to come. Most people choose to come in winter, maybe because everyone likes to come to Hokkaido in winter, but we don’t have many people here in summer, and the scenery is quite good.