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Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido

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  • It is also good to visit Shiretoko from the sea. It's good to smit down the five lakes of Shiretoko. It is a place where you can enjoy nature. There is also a risk of encountering brown bears, so you should be careful. Please note that traffic jams are likely to occur on the road to Shiretoko Five Lakes.
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  • I used to walk in nature, but I'm afraid of brown bears, and I don't think I can do it in order not to break nature any more.
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  • 素晴らしかったね。 Loved this wild, protected park on a peninsula. 'Five Lakes' is beautiful to walk around and there is plenty of wildlife to see, but my favorite experience was relaxing in a warm river called Kamuiwakka カムイワッカ. Great memories !
  • One of the most remote regions in Japan, much of the peninsula is only accessible on foot or by boat. Shiretoko is best known as the home of Japan's largest brown bear population and for offering views of Kunashiri Island, ownership of which Japan and Russia dispute. The park has a hot springs waterfallcalled Kamuiwakka Falls (カムイワッカの滝Kamuiwakka-no-taki). Kamui wakka means "water of the gods" in Ainu. The forests of the park are temperate and subalpinemixed forests; the main tree species include Sakhalin fir (Abies sachalinensis), Erman's birch (Betula ermanii) and Mongolian oak (Quercus mongolica). Beyond the forest limit there are impenetrable Siberian dwarf pine (Pinus pumila) thickets. In 2005, UNESCO designated the area a World Heritage Site, advising to develop the property jointly with the Kuril Islands of Russia as a transboundary "World Heritage Peace Park".
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