At Cape Kamui, sheer cliffs cut steeply into the sea, where the unique color known as Shakotan Blue spreads before one’s eyes. Located at the head of the Shakotan Peninsula, close to Otaru and Yoichi, the area’s dynamic nature attracts many tourists.
The Shakotan Peninsula is renowned for its clear ocean waters, precipitous cliffs, and oddly-shaped rock formations. The peninsula also boasts the only nationally designated marine park in all of Hokkaido. Cape Kamui sits as the epicenter of the Shakotan region and is known as the best place to see the legendary blue of the Shakotan coast. Visitors can leisurely stroll down to the tip of the cape, which juts out majestically into the wide, blue Sea of Japan. A nature trail connects the entrance to the coast and is lined with a variety of flora and fauna depending on the time of year. The walk is roughly twenty-minutes in both directions, so visitors should pay close attention to opening and closing times.
Kusanai, Kozakicho, Shakotan-cho, Shakotan-gun, Hokkiado