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Shiretoko Goko Lake

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Stunning view. A must visit

It's a long way and a long drive but the view of the sea and more importantly the mountains is just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Han M
Singapore, Singapore
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Beautiful snowshoe tour

We booked a snowshoe tour via activityjapan and they took us to Goko Lakes. The road is gated in... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2019
Hilo, Hawaii
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a long way and a long drive but the view of the sea and more importantly the mountains is just stunning. If you are in East Hokkaido please make a trip there. Do be careful about the icy conditions though

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

We booked a snowshoe tour via activityjapan and they took us to Goko Lakes. The road is gated in the winter. All the guide services met at the gate. Unlocked it. And the drove the rest of the way to the 5 lakes. Thus it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Two routes available. An elevated footpath takes the visitor on a 1.6km out-and-back walk to Lake Ichiko. It is free and no special footwear is required. The route provides stunning views of the Shiretoko mountain range. Electric fences surround the walkway, to keep the bears...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

A highlight of our trip. Magical place with the autumn colors, specially if you get to do the whole trail with the five lakes (they might close it in case of bears sightings but wait and it might change). Can't recommend enough.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Shiretoko Goko(5 Lakes) is now the highlight of sightseeing in Shiretoko Peninsula. We received a lecture about what we should do if we meet with a bear before hiking this place. I was happy that I didn't see any bears. The weather was nice, cool,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

I had a guided tour round the five lakes. I do recommend having a guided tour as you will miss a lot if you walk all the way on your own. My guide, Suganuma San, knows a lot about the lakes and he is fun....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

we were lucky with the weather so the views were very good. Very nice walk that allows great view all the time. Large car park, visitor centre etc

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Was lucky and saw a bear in the distance; nice nature trail ... and fine just doing the free hike; although you pay 500 for the parking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LarsFriis
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Our guide, Satoru Wakatsuki was incredible, he greatly showed us the wonders of the site and despite the fact that he didn't speak english fluently, he could be understood very well. It was a 3 hour long tour which took us into the preserved forest...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Might as well get the guided tour since it’s not a place you can visit often if you are from far away places. The visitors centre has food, etc

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 1, 2018|
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Response from Kevin P | Reviewed this property |
I suspect that late October would be best. However, I will ask a local and get back to you.
June 13, 2017|
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Response from annidil | Reviewed this property |
I believe you have already been there. I absolutely don’t recommend a tour. The tour costs 5000¥ as far as I read here on TripAdvisor. The entrance fee in August 2018 costs 260¥ pP. The 3km can be easily done in 45-60 min... More
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Response from Resevore | Reviewed this property |
You cannot take the tour without the guide.
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