Photo by フランク from photoAC
Overview of Shiretoko
“Get lost in the Beauty and Wildness of Nature”
Shiretoko pensinsula, located at the east side of Hokkaido, is designated as a national park and registered as a World Heritage property for the variety of wild animals and birds present and its geological importance in addition to its beautiful landscape. People can visit the Shiretoko Five Lakes within the national park between late April to November to enjoy a photogenic scenery mirroring the sky and the surrounding mountains. There are a few waterfalls and a cave to watch a beautiful sunset. In winter, you can join a tour to watch drift ice on foot or on a cruiser, and take a hot spring (Onsen) to warm you up afterwards.
Please note that visiting the national park is restricted by law and you cannot go beyond the designated areas. Also, visiting some areas require you to attend a lecture in advance to protect yourself from wild bears. So please make a good plan if you want to visit this area.
Climate in Shiretoko
Annual temperature is roughly between -5°C (22°F) and 19°C (67°F). August expects the highest precipitation (about 140mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 100cm). July to September are the warmest months (about 18°C or 64°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about -5°C or 22°F).
You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.
Weather SummaryOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly TemperatureOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Wind SpeedOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Sunshine DurationOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug10-year average.
Monthly Weather10-year average
Monthly Precipitation and Temperature10-year average
Monthly Wind Speed10-year average
The following clothes are recommended for visiting Shiretoko in the 2nd week of Aug.