Shinkansen sightseeing information

The area surrounding Obihiro, Shiretoko and Kushiro(Eastern Hokkaido)

Shiretoko Goko Lakes(Shiretoko National Park)

One of Shiretoko's most popular sightseeing spots. Explore the grand nature of Shiretoko along two walking paths.

Shiretoko Goko Lakes is one of the must-see spots of Shiretoko, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2005. The remodeled Shiretoko Goko Lakes Field House that reopened to the public in 2011 is a hub of information and environmental conservation activities taking place in Shiretoko. This facility serves as the starting point for the Shiretoko Goko Lakes ground pathway. This is where you report to use the ground pathway and where lectures are provided on the area.

The trails at Shiretoko Goko Lakes feature two options. First is an elevated wooden walkway spanning the full 800-meter distance to Lake 1 and second is the ground pathway that takes you to each of the lakes and virgin forest. The elevated wooden walkway provides an easy way to view the majesty of Shiretoko's surroundings. The ground pathway takes you through virgin forest where you can encounter local wildlife.

AddressAza Iwaobetsu, On-nebetsumura, Sharicho Shiretoko Goko Lakes Field House TEL0152-24-3323
Hours7:30 - 18:00
*Closing time varies depending on season
OpenLate April - Late November
Getting there
  1. From Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
  2. to the Hakodate Airport by bus
  3. New Chitose Airport by air
  4. Memanbetsu Airport by air
  5. the Shari Bus (Abashiri Bus) Utoro Onsen Bus Terminal
  6. near the Shari Bus Shiretoko Goko
Goko Parking
Standard-sized car 500 yen, microbus 1,000 yen, motorcoach 2,000 yen, motorbike 200 yen