The Official Hokkaido Adventure Travel Guide


Shakotan, a town with a spectacular view facing the magnificent sea

Shakotan Town is located at the tip of the Shakotan Peninsula, which protrudes to the northwest in the center of the west coast of Hokkaido. The town developed as a major herring fishing ground from the Meiji Period to the early Showa Period, and the guard houses, tunnels, and old streets of those days still remain. Shakotan Peninsula is included in "Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru National Park", the sea of Shakotan is designated as the only marine park in Hokkaido, and "Shakotan Peninsula and Cape Kamui" is recognized as a Hokkaido Heritage.

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