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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.

You can read more about Shiretoko, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

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.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

10-year average.

Monthly Weather

10-year average

Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

10-year average

Monthly Wind Speed

10-year average

Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Shiretoko in the 2nd week of Aug.