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Shiretoko Nature Center

531 Iwaobetsu, Shari-gun, Shari-cho 099-4356, Hokkaido
+81 152-24-2114
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Gateway to Shiretoko National Park

This is a large and well resourced centre with information about Shiretoko National Park. There are... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
GraftonRiverguide
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Grafton, Australia
Good setting with lots of information.

The Centre was well set with a lot of information. It was displayed in a very interesting way... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
TomSom1962
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Shiretoko National Park Nature Center is located at the entrance of the Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido, Japan. It not only serves as an information center for the park visitors but also facilitates your enjoyable stay in Shiretoko.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good49%
  • Average28%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“closed due” (2 reviews)
“wonders” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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531 Iwaobetsu, Shari-gun, Shari-cho 099-4356, Hokkaido
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+81 152-24-2114
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a large and well resourced centre with information about Shiretoko National Park. There are several short walks although these were closed due to recent bear sightings when we called in. The centre was informative however and we found the information we needed on...More

Thank GraftonRiverguide
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The Centre was well set with a lot of information. It was displayed in a very interesting way. The facility is well maintained.

Thank TomSom1962
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We came by the Nature Center as it is the starting point of an easy hike in the National Park. Unfortunately, the trials nearby were closed due to sighting of bears. The Center itself was very clean and has information in English about the National...More

Thank BigFishDiveClub
Reviewed 19 May 2016

In a beautiful modern building the story of the wildlife of the Shiretoko Peninsula are told. Life-size bears and skins adorn the viewing areas. Models of birds, seals, foxes and deer complement the myriad of the most beautiful photographs imaginable. Not just to look at,...More

Thank william1942
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Lots of free tourist info. Staff are very helpful. If it is your first time to visit the are, you should definitely stop by.

Thank P T
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A good spot to visit when arriving in Shiretoko especially if you didn't study much the area in advance. A lot of information available and very helpful staff to answer your all kinds of questions. Nice wide and tall screen movie showed regularly in a...More

Thank hanyoupei
Reviewed 27 October 2014

It is necessary to stop at this nature center to start on the traditional hike. Watching a video about bears is also required for the hike. We didn't feel nervous about bears since there were many other guests. This nature center, and all the info...More

Thank Dean and Linda
Reviewed 30 July 2014

If you have the time, do visit it. If not, forget about it. I think most information can be obtained from Web. The Center is not very attractive! The view from the center is not good. Shari Tour Bus make a stop here and that...More

Thank Guan T
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Lots of info most in japanese but lots in English. The staff were so helpful and when they saw us put on the english video. Nice restaurants and gift shops next door.

Thank sankes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

A very nice walk under the sun. Better bring a hat or umbrella if you concern of UV. Generally it's less than an hour to and from the museum. When I get to the first lake, I was stun with its beauty. Up to the...More

Thank AnnisaTong
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Response from GraftonRiverguide | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know it is open every day of the year except December 31st. Hours for Autumn and Winter are 9:00am until 4:00pm.
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