Make sure to book a tour online if you are planning to view the 5 stunning lakes. I subscribed to their twitter so that I was able to get the most updated info from them, they might cancel the tours f...
joined Shinra's tour and was guided to walk thru the 5 lakes. didnt see animals but lots of their foot tracks seen. you definitely need a guide to go into the national park during winter. very nice sc...
I think it is a very unique place - offers views of the swamps around, from a comfortable to walk wooden deck the rises above the swamps themselves. Longer trackws require a permission and a guide and...
The Shiretoko Five Lakes National Wetland Park is large in size, with large green sedges stretching to the sea, undulating hills behind, and elevated wooden planks that extend deep into the wetlands. The park is named after five natural lakes. From May to October each year, it is the season for Shiretoko Five Lakes Park to watch brown bears, attracting countless tourists. The Shiretoko peninsula extends into the Sea of Okhotsk, which is the lowest latitude of the sea. The annual winter and spring alternate seasons, the unique and magnificent natural landscape caused by the freshwater inflow from Heilongjiang. "World Natural Heritage List". The Shiretoko Peninsula has also become a self-help destination popular with Japanese nationals.
Shiretoko Five Lakes is a collective name for five lakes located in the Shiretoko National Park in Hokkaido, Japan. It is one of the eight scenic spots in Shiretoko and is also the main tourist attraction of Shiretoko.
The five lakes used to have no name. After becoming a tourist attraction, they were directly named by the number: one lake, two lakes, three lakes, four lakes and five lakes.
According to legend, this is the depression created by God's hand when it reaches here. It has become a lake after a long period of evolution. The biggest attraction here is that the calm lake reflects the beauty of the mountains and the red leaves. Watching the red-stained mountains from the walking trails is also a very shocking landscape.
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.
Shiretoko Five Lakes are five large and small lakes scattered in the original forest. The intimate contact of Shiretokos nature is a good place for sightseeing on foot. Shiretoko Lianshan, reflected on the calm lake, is known as one of the eight scenic spots of Shiretoko. In addition to walking along the lake, you can also overlook the lake and mountains on the elevated wooden bridge.
This is Japan's third world natural heritage and the only natural heritage of Hokkaido.
In the Shiretoko Five Lakes, you must experience the beauty of nature. You can choose to walk, or do the ropeway, and walk the corresponding route. Don't go by yourself. If you are 8-10 months, you can see the brown bear.