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Shiretoko Five Lakes

The Shiretoko Five Lakes are located on the western coast of the Shiretoko National Park. There is a legend about the lakes saying that they were formed by a God’s hand. If people were to look at the bodies of water from an elevated position, then the formation is supposed to look link the God’s five fingerprints. However, the truth is the lakes were formed long ago by an eruption from Mount Io, which made dents in the earth. Those dents were then filled with water and the supply for the lakes comes from underground springs, which is why they have not dried up despite the lack of rivers. There are two different trails that can be taken to see the lakes. There is an 800- meter-long elevated boardwalk, which was recently built from the parking lot to the first lake. From the boardwalk visitors can see the lakes, the Sea of Okhotsk and surrounding mountainous area. The boardwalk is free to use and can be accessed by those in wheelchairs. The other path is a nature trail that is 3 kilometers long and takes about an hour and a half to complete.



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2021 - 
8/15

Group Tour | Luxury        

Charms of Hokkaido: Sunflowers & Summer Flowers 2021 - 8/15

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Utoro / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
This delightful itinerary brings our guests through fields of cheerful sunflowers to explore the incredible nature of Shiretoko and Kushiro on this relaxing Charms of Hokkaido summer tour.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Aug 15, 2021 Mon. Aug 23, 2021 US $3398.00 Sapporo Kushiro Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 14, 2022 Mon. Aug 22, 2022 US $3398.00 Sapporo Kushiro Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Hokkaido: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run 
2021 - 
10/3

Group Tour | Luxury        

Charms of Hokkaido: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run 2021 - 10/3

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Utoro / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro
Visit Hokkaido during the vibrant autumn season in time to see the annual Salmon Run, and enjoy the changing fall foliage as you discover the unique cultural charms of Hokkaido.
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Sun. Oct 3, 2021 Mon. Oct 11, 2021 US $3398.00 Sapporo Kushiro Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 2, 2022 Mon. Oct 10, 2022 US $3398.00 Sapporo Kushiro Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Sunflowers & Summer 
Flowers 
2021 - 8/15

Group Tour | Luxury        

Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Sunflowers & Summer Flowers 2021 - 8/15

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5398.00

Hokkaido (Sapporo / Otaru / Furano / Biei / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Utoro / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro), Honshu (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
Join this 15-day summer tour through the enchanting sunflowers of Hokkaido plus the top sightseeing destinations of the Japan mainland.
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Sun. Aug 15, 2021 Sun. Aug 29, 2021 US $5398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Aug 14, 2022 Sun. Aug 28, 2022 US $5398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Autumn Leaves & Salmon 
Run 
2021 - 10/3

Group Tour | Luxury        

Best of Hokkaido & Honshu: Autumn Leaves & Salmon Run 2021 - 10/3

15 Days 14 Nights | from US $5398.00

Hokkaido (Chitose / Shiraoi / Sapporo / Otaru / Asahikawa / Sounkyo / Kitami / Abashiri / Shiretoko / Utoro / Lake Mashu / Lake Akan / Kushiro), Honshu (Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)
This autumn tour through Japan combines the enchanting fall colors of Hokkaido with the best sightseeing spots of Honshu.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Oct 3, 2021 Sun. Oct 17, 2021 US $5398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Oct 2, 2022 Sun. Oct 16, 2022 US $5398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Luxury Save this tour Book Now