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Shiretoko GOKO lakes and

Brown Bear watching Course in UTORO

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Entry qualifications:

Persons who is 7 years old or more can join this tour.

Tour Schedule:

8:40 - SHIRETOKO Five lakes tour.

15:30 - Brown Bear watching Course in UTORO

Please go to the reception desk of GOZIRAIWA SIGHTSEEING at least 20 minutes before the departure time.>MAP

*There is no pick-up service for this tour.

*The turn of the morning and the afternoon might be changes depending on status.

*When the course canceled by bad condition, your tour become only SHIRETOKO five lakes tour, and payment also change to JPY 5,100 par person / JPY 2,600 par child.


1. In Shiretoko Goko rule, The ground pathway route is one-way. Except a brown bear encounter, You cannot retrace it.


2. The pathway will be closed for safety if a bear appears in the area.

3. We do the guide tour rain or shine. Please bring rain wear and rain boots for just in case.(there is no rental boots and wear.)


4. The tour might be cancelled or discontinued because of the very bad weather condition.

5. The sweet fragrance induces a bee and a brown bear. Please don't bring any food. You can bring only water and non-sweet tea.

6. Since food can attract bears, food is not allowed unless it is stored in a sealed plastic bag or similar container.Food must also not be consumed at this time. When these rules are not adhered to, offenders are subject to punishment under the Natural Parks Law.

7. Please refrain from consuming alcohol immediately before the tour, and refrain from consuming alcohol, smoking during the tour.


8. Pregnant women may not join this tour.


9. Please refrain from using cell phones during the walk.


10. About morning tour. Accommodation for the night prior to this tour must be a hotel in the Utoro area. Participants will be picked up from their hotel 10 to 15 minutes prior to the tour. Pick-up service is handled by Shiretoko Naturalist's Association.


29th APR to 8th MAY

1st JUN to 25th SEP


Age 13 & over:JPY 9,800

Age 7 - 12:JPY 4,800

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