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A well managed forest and lake section of the Shiretoko National Park. Managed parking for 500 yen, sign in for the hour long wander around the lakes area on well defined path. First up is a good ranger talk, mandatory, about bears and sightings and what to do and not to do. Good English language version. Had rained overnight, so plenty of opportunity to get mud on your boots for an authentic look of a forest tramp. Lakes are scenic, and the final portion of the track is a raised boardwalk. This had electric edging to prevent any bear incursions. The round the lake walk attracted a small fee. If you just wanted to do the raised boardwalk that was free. We did not saw bears but did find deer happily dining on the local vegetation. From the board walk there were great views back to the mountains and across too the Ohkohsk sea. #givethanks #givethanks
Posted: Dec 14, 2019
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