Rausu Visiter Center

Rausu Visiter Center, Rausu-cho: Hours, Address, Rausu Visiter Center Reviews: 4/5

Rausu Visiter Center
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Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

4.0
95 reviews
Excellent
34
Very good
42
Average
19
Poor
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myr0ntay
Singapore, Singapore70 contributions
World Class Facility
Jun 2019 • Family
This should be the standard by which all other visitor centres should be judged. Excellent in every way.
Written June 27, 2019
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bertina1611
Toronto, Canada25 contributions
Great place to stop by
Jul 2018 • Solo
There is a lot of information here, almost like a mini-museum. Great place to stop by for a bathroom break, or if you collect the stamps around Japan! Very comfortable place, with information in Japanese & English.
Written February 12, 2019
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John
Leavenworth, KS1,297 contributions
Stop here if you are traveling from Rausu to Utoro for an idea of what you can see in the Park
Sep 2017 • Couples
This visitors’ centre is located on the eastern end of Hwy 334 (the road that crosses the Shiretoko peninsula between Rausu and Utoro) almost across the road from the Kumanoyu hot spring and before the gates that close the road to cross-peninsula traffic during the winter. It is worth a stop because of the extensive exhibit of animals of the Shiretoko peninsula and park. We enjoyed the videos of the bears most of all. A short walk away is a small geyser that occasionally erupts. The visitor centre has clean restrooms and is the first or last stop along the highway to refresh before Rausu or the Shiretoko pass depending on which way you’re travelling on the highway. Visited 9/23/2017.
Written August 8, 2018
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Kevin P
Whitianga, New Zealand61 contributions
Would have loved to have had more time to spend here.
May 2018 • Couples
We stopped here only briefly, an our way to the geyser (which failed to perform on time). I was impressed with the 3-d model of the Shiretoko Peninsula and the Orca skeleton. The exhibits have signs in several languages, including English. We picked up some pamphlets and some more information on the peninsula. I could have easily spent a couple of hours there.
Written May 20, 2018
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pollyoppy
Ormskirk, UK1,262 contributions
Very helpful
Mar 2018 • Couples
Great staff who couldn't do enough to help us. Lots of hands on activities, especially for children to access. A nice little walk behind the building leads to an active geyser.
Written April 5, 2018
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Helen C.
Hong Kong, China235 contributions
Geyser
Jul 2017 • Solo
The Rausu Visitor Center equipped you with the knowledge of the nature of the area.
Don't miss the geyser nearby. The Center will show you the time when a geyser is expected. The Geyser is just a few minutes walk from the Center and worths a visit.
Written December 31, 2017
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GraftonRiverguide
Grafton, Australia546 contributions
Informative and rewarding Visitor Centre.
Oct 2016 • Couples
This visitor's centre is well set out and contains a wealth of information about the geological history and local wildlife of a region which is dominated by National Park. The staff are helpful where they can be, within the limitations imposed by language. We were the only two in the centre and one of the staff came and got us before we left and screened an English language version of a short documentary in what is a quite decent theatre area. This was one of the most informative experiences we had on the peninsula and gave a good context to what we saw during our drives and walks. We didn't see the geyser because we were very close to closing time but it would be well worth the walk if you hadn't yet seen a lot of the volcanic activity on Hokkaido. Well worth the break before heading up over the range to allow you to put what you see into context. As with many of the information centres in Hokkaido there are excellent resources provided for childrens' learning experiences.
Written November 8, 2016
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808GardenGal
Hawaii33 contributions
Interesting display
Oct 2016 • Couples
The movie about this area has English subtitles, making it possible for us to understand the Movie about the 4 seasons in Rausu and Shiretoko area. The 5 minute walking path to the geyser begins at this center. We were fortunate to be there when it erupted. I think we waited about 20 minutes, taking in the scenery, when the geyser went off.
Written October 14, 2016
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hanyoupei
Shanghai, China76 contributions
Geyser by the Rausu visitor centre
Sep 2015 • Couples
There is a small geyser in the nature by the Rausu visitor centre. It is about 100-200m walk from the car park of the visitor centre to the left (seen from the road).

Geyser burst about in every 50 min. The whole event only takes about one minute or so. Without any advance notice, the geyser just sprays hot water, sometimes 10 meter high, sometimes less. The spaying gradually reduces and later only steam is left. Later you hardly even see any steam to come out of the ground.

You should check before hand from the visitor centre when the estimated burst will happen and be there well in time. We missed our first schedule due to too tight timing.

Fun, small attraction which might require some patience.
Written September 15, 2015
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TravelingDrek
San Jose, CA158 contributions
Very nice but small visitor center. See the movie while there.
Aug 2014 • Family
Good place to map out your hikes. The local guides include some very experienced hikers who know the peninsula well. This place is all about nature - read about the World Heritage Site award.
Written October 16, 2014
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