Shiretoko National Park
This is 2 day course fromTokyo. The fee
is 250 USD from Sapporo.
By air guests go to Sapporo, then to JR Shiretoko Shari by train, and
to Shiretoko National Park by bus.
Shiretoko National Park ( Shiretoko Kokuritsu Kōen), located on the Shiretoko
Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido, is one of Japan's most beautiful and unspoiled
national parks. No roads lead further than about three fourths up the
peninsula, and the northern tip can only be viewed from boats or be reached
on multi day trekking tours.
The peninsula is home to a variety of wildlife, including brown bears,
deer and foxes. In winter, the peninsula's coast along the Sea of Okhotsk
becomes one of the northern hemisphere's southernmost regions to see drift
ice. In 2005, Shiretoko was added to the list of world heritage sites
for the irreplaceable value of the peninsula's ecosystem and biodiversity.
The forests of the park are temperate and subalpine mixed forests; the
main tree species include Sakhalin fir (Abies sachalinensis), Erman's
birch (Betula ermanii) and Mongolian oak (Quercus mongolica). Beyond the
forest limit there are impenetrable Siberian Dwarf Pine (Pinus pumila)