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Orca experience

During a Princess scenic cruise to the Shiretoko Peninsular, I saw a pod of orca on the ocean side of the boat. It was amazing to see these wild creatures about 300 metres away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

During a Princess scenic cruise to the Shiretoko Peninsular, I saw a pod of orca on the ocean side of the boat. It was amazing to see these wild creatures about 300 metres away from the ship - but they seemed to be on a mission. The male with the largest dorsal fin was out in front whilst the females... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have photographed the Steller's Sea-Eagles of the peninsula for a few years now. This has to be one of the best birding experiences on the planet and is highly recommended for nay nature lover and photographer alike. The view from the ocean back to the Rausu harbor is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The place to visit if you enjoy nature and wild life. We have to engage a guide to walk through the park given its 'bear aware season'. Unfortunately, we didn't see any brown bears. We didn't see any brown bear during our cruise too (raining day). I would certainly engage the guide even if it's not required as you will... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

totally in love with the natural wild life that are well preserved in shiretoko national park. A combination of cliff, snow mountain, lakes, hot springs, insects, birds, deers, bears, flowers and trees... my favorite place in hokkaido, even though it takes me 6 hours travel by train from sapporo, still worth going, highly recommended.

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Singapore
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112 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

If the UNESCO title of this park is any indication of it's magnificence, you will be well please to know it is a lovely park , indeed, But as in all things nature, it's take a nature lover to enjoy nature. Why so ? cause, in nature, it's the "every day" things that are beautiful - clouds, trees, insects, acorns,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This natural place is wonderful to see. And you must take cruise. It gives unforgettable image. During two days we were there. In the morning is thick cloud that affects the five lake and others. With sunshine in the afternoon, it is very nice. Fully recommend!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I took the 1.5 hr Cruise by Aurora Boat from Utoro Ferry Terminal. There is another 3 hr version that goes all the way the tip of Shiretoko. 3hr is too long for me and I think the view is about the same. This is a must if you visit Shiretoko. The view was amazing. 200m tall cliff almost all... More 

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Louisville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We experienced Shiretoko National Park via boat, opting for the 4-hour cruise up the peninsula. The scenery was incredible -- great rock formations and waterfalls and caves . . . but I think the 1.5-hour cruise would have been sufficient. This is a perfect spot to really get away from it all, especially after spending a week doing business in... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is a well-managed, beautiful attraction that you can't miss in Shiretoko. We joined the local tour for a walk around the 5 lakes. Onlt a few English-speaking tour guides so make sure you book in advance. The staff at the conversation centre helped us to book one day beforehand. We were the first team of the day, the guide... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Superb scenery and great seafood. I went the end of season, mid October, still nice and almost warm, perfect for trekking. Many famous vacation spots in Japan get over crowded when you go in high season, so I recommend if you can go in the autumn to hokkaido. October is the best food season as well for fish and vegetables... More 

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