Observe nature’s sculptures at their best from Cape Kamui a 100-200 m (328-656 ft) high coastal terrace spearheading into the ocean on Hokkaido’s Shakotan Peninsula. Strange vertical limestone formations springing from the azure sea reward hikers, after a 25-minute scenic walk on planks to reach the cape. The short, hilly trek through a maze of well-maintained trails, with many wooden observation decks, provides gorgeous scenery and excellent photo opportunities. You can also see the remnants of a World War II communication bunker tower en route. When you arrive, try dried scallops and other shellfish in the shop on the cape, which sits a 90-minute drive from Sapporo. Put Cape Kamui at the forefront of your travel plans using our Shakotan-cho trip itinerary planner.
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I've been here a few times and it is always worth the trip. Easy hike for some amazing views. If you can read Japanese or bring your iPhone to translate you can learn some interesting history about.... more
I've been here a few times and it is always worth the trip. Easy hike for some amazing views. If you can read Japanese or bring your iPhone to translate you can learn some interesting history about.... more »
I rented a car in Sapporo and drove to Cape Kamui of Shakotan Penninsula for the first time. It took @1 hour from Otaru and @2.5 hours from Sapporo to the parking lot of Cape Kamui. It's a @15-20.... more
I rented a car in Sapporo and drove to Cape Kamui of Shakotan Penninsula for the first time. It took @1 hour from Otaru and @2.5 hours from Sapporo to the parking lot of Cape Kamui. It's a @15-20.... more »
Went to this cape with not a lot of info. about it but this spot exceeded my expectations. The scenery along the hike to the end of the cape is really breathtaking. Not only that, the road we took to get there has stunning ocean view and was a scenic drive.
Stunning views and amazing sea wind blowing directly from the Japan Sea (hold on tight to your cell phone when you selfie 😅). The main trail going to the tip of the Cape is not long and very well defined but it could be muddy and certain sections with metal mash bridges could be slippery under the moist sea wind, so it may not be a good idea to wear lovely shoes (I saw ladies wearing high heels 🤔). The other trails next to the car park are also short, you can see the Cape from different angles which also worth exploring. Exploring the whole trail, including photo taking time shall be around 1.5hrs. There is a restaurant at the car park or few good options down the driveway.
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