We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Would have loved to have had more time to spend here.

We stopped here only briefly, an our way to the geyser (which failed to perform on time). I was... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
Kevin P
Whitianga, New Zealand
Very helpful

Great staff who couldn't do enough to help us. Lots of hands on activities, especially for children... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Read all 74 reviews
All photos (61)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“geyser”(6 reviews)
“model”(2 reviews)
“centre”(7 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
6-27, Yunosawa, Rausu-cho, Menashi-gun, Hokkaido
+81 153-87-2828
Improve This Listing
Reviews (74)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews geyser model centre cross peninsula nature
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed August 8, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JohnD209
Reviewed May 20, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed April 5, 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Happytraveller1516
Reviewed November 8, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank GraftonRiverguide
Reviewed October 14, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed September 15, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank hanyoupei
Reviewed October 16, 2014

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.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank TravellingDrek
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Right along the Shiretoko Cross Road (the road connecting Utoro and Rausu), this center is a nice place to take a break. You get to see lots of wildlife models, photoraphy and a large model of the Shiretoko peninsula landscape. You get to understand this...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank BrandonAshin
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Most visitors to Shiretoko National Park would go to Shiretoko National Park Visitor's Centre (for sure!). But many would miss this tourist centre and hence, miss many other less known but exciting travel options when visiting this area of Hokkaido. Give this tourist centre a...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Vincent C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
Shiretoko Kanko Hotel
3 reviews
.26 miles away
Touakarinoyado Rausu Daiichi Hotel
91 reviews
.29 miles away
Hotel Minenoyu
28 reviews
.35 miles away
Takashimaya Ryokan
2 reviews
1.80 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 47 nearby restaurants
Restaurant Mine
.35 miles away
1.30 miles away
3 reviews
1.35 miles away
1.55 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 30 nearby attractions
Michi-no-Eki Shiretoko Rausu
162 reviews
1.84 miles away
Shiretoko Highway
56 reviews
4.13 miles away
Rausu Kunashiri Observatory Deck
57 reviews
1.68 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rausu Visiter Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines