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Beautiful spot - even in the winter

Stopped here and did some snowshoeing. The facility is beautiful and modern with some displays, a... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
The "Four Seasons of Shiretoko" movie is great

The best part of this centre is the large screen 20-minute movie “The Four Seasons of Shiretoko... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Shiretoko National Park Nature Center is located at the entrance of the Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido, Japan. It not only serves as an information center for the park visitors but also facilitates your enjoyable stay in Shiretoko.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
531 Iwaobetsu, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4356, Hokkaido
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Stopped here and did some snowshoeing. The facility is beautiful and modern with some displays, a video presentation ($) and a restaurant. You can rent snowshoes here as well. The view of Furepe frozen waterfall was nice - you can't quite see it in it's...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The best part of this centre is the large screen 20-minute movie “The Four Seasons of Shiretoko” which is shown in Japanese, English and Chinese. The movie portrays the frigid winter and scenes you cannot normally see. The movie is shown hourly six times a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

Summary - go for a hike, watch the movie about the park, enjoy a surprisingly great curried rice, and talk to the staff about the conservation projects they are working on - reforestation, wildlife management, and protection of the world heritage site. There is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TravelingDrek
Reviewed February 22, 2018

We joined the floating ice activity in March 2017. It was as amazing experience! The view was stunning and the suit that floats was so special and fun! The tour guide was really experienced, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Maggie W
Reviewed November 8, 2016

This is a large and well resourced centre with information about Shiretoko National Park. There are several short walks although these were closed due to recent bear sightings when we called in. The centre was informative however and we found the information we needed on...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank GraftonRiverguide
Reviewed August 20, 2016

The Centre was well set with a lot of information. It was displayed in a very interesting way. The facility is well maintained.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank TomSom1962
Reviewed July 14, 2016

We came by the Nature Center as it is the starting point of an easy hike in the National Park. Unfortunately, the trials nearby were closed due to sighting of bears. The Center itself was very clean and has information in English about the National...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank BigFishDiveClub
Reviewed May 19, 2016

In a beautiful modern building the story of the wildlife of the Shiretoko Peninsula are told. Life-size bears and skins adorn the viewing areas. Models of birds, seals, foxes and deer complement the myriad of the most beautiful photographs imaginable. Not just to look at,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank william1942
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Lots of free tourist info. Staff are very helpful. If it is your first time to visit the are, you should definitely stop by.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank P T
Reviewed September 15, 2015

A good spot to visit when arriving in Shiretoko especially if you didn't study much the area in advance. A lot of information available and very helpful staff to answer your all kinds of questions. Nice wide and tall screen movie showed regularly in a...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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November 22, 2016|
Response from GraftonRiverguide | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know it is open every day of the year except December 31st. Hours for Autumn and Winter are 9:00am until 4:00pm.