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Comfort Hotel Kitami

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3-4 Odori-nishi, Kitami, JP, 090-0040

  • Phone: (81) 157 32 8411
  • Fax: (81) 157 32 8410
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»Shiretoko Peninsula

The Shiretoko Peninsula has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site because it has an unusual ecosystem that shelters endangered aquatic and aerial species. It also happens to be the southernmost point in the Northern hemisphere where sea ice is formed during winter. Situated on the eastern tip of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, this peninsula is flanked by the Sea of Okhotsk on one side and a series of high volcanic peaks on the other. The terrain is characterized by powerful cascades, lakes, woody trails and coniferous trees. The landscape changes from calm greens and blues in summers to sparkling snowy white during the long winters. Mount Rausu is the highest peak in this zone with an elevation of 1661 meters (5449.47) above sea level. The island is also home to mountains such as Mount Unabetsu, Okkabake and Shiretoko. Embark on trails to spot animals and birds like Blackiston’s Fish Owl, Dall's Porpoise, Baird's Beaked Whale, Pacific White-Sided Dolphin, Ussuri Brown Bear and Red Fox. The on-site Shiretoko Nature Center conducts specialized tours for botany excursions and stargazing.

Shiretoko Peninsula
Hokkaido, 099-4356
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