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The Beauty of Vertical Drop

We walked through the 30-meter long narrow low dark tunnel, and found ourselves at the top of the... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Sakai, Japan
Love the breeze and view

The Western end of Hokkaido, slightly more than an hour of driving from Otaru, with very beautiful... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
Victor K
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Irikacho, Shakotan-cho, Shakotan-gun 046-0327, Hokkaido
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

We walked through the 30-meter long narrow low dark tunnel, and found ourselves at the top of the vertical drop. At our feet, there lay the Shimamui Beach with the sea of Shakotan blue. The difference in altitude between the observation platform and the beach...More

1  Thank Kwakaku
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The Western end of Hokkaido, slightly more than an hour of driving from Otaru, with very beautiful view en-route. The observation deck is only 5 minutes from the parking lot through a short tunnel. Free to enter though a donation is invited. Marvelous view which...More

Thank Victor K
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Such a beautiful place to visit, and great to wonder around for a bit of an adventure over rocks and sand. Really pretty and love it when visiting and travelling Japan. Would highly recommend f you want beautiful sights. Carpark outside the tunnel which leads...More

Thank frances2615
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited in a small rainy day, we park our car, an old couple ready to leave, 3 of us were the only there; when we leave, a tour bus was reached. We walk pass the tunnel, it lead us to another world, lucky the...More

3  Thank Ice800908
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

On the way to more famous Cape Kamui, our Japanese host decided to guess and stopped here instead. It was a great decision. After you cross a tunnel you get the breathtaking views and can go down to the quite beach with a pleasant walk.

Thank Juan T
Reviewed February 26, 2017

The waters at this beach have a gorgeous shade of blue and is quite untouched. I'd hazard a guess and say that it's less visited than Cape Kamui which is not too far away (and certainly deserves a visit). It's quite serene and you would...More

Thank WeiQi_Leong
Reviewed December 15, 2016

It was cloudy on the day we went this place but it still looked very beautiful. We walked down to the beach and it was a quite steep walk, but it is not too hard. It was a different, beautiful view from down the beach...More

Thank Pengapa
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

The water was so blue. So unpolluted. View was so beautiful. A must stop if you are around this area.

Thank tracypang
Reviewed May 17, 2016

We first did the hike to the observation point, and then went through the tunnel and down to the beach. It was raining so we couldn't stay for long, but it was well worth it. The views are very dramatic, with the huge rock pillars...More

Thank Noaa B
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The tunnel connecting to the beach is under renovation till March 2016. Only the temporary observertory is available. Great view of the Cape Skakotan.

1  Thank Leslie3663
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