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Cape Kamui, Shakotan-cho

Must see · Geologic Formation · Scenic Walking Area
Observe nature’s sculptures at their best from Cape Kamui a 100-200 m (328-656 ft) high coastal terrace spearheading into the ocean on Hokkaido’s Shakotan Peninsula. Strange vertical limestone formations springing from the azure sea reward hikers, after a 25-minute scenic walk on planks to reach the cape. The short, hilly trek through a maze of well-maintained trails, with many wooden observation decks, provides gorgeous scenery and excellent photo opportunities. You can also see the remnants of a World War II communication bunker tower en route. When you arrive, try dried scallops and other shellfish in the shop on the cape, which sits a 90-minute drive from Sapporo. Put Cape Kamui at the forefront of your travel plans using our Shakotan-cho trip itinerary planner.
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  • I rented a car in Sapporo and drove to Cape Kamui of Shakotan Penninsula for the first time. It took @1 hour from Otaru and @2.5 hours from Sapporo to the parking lot of Cape Kamui. It's a @15-20....  more »
  • The wind at the car park was especially strong because there was nothing to block it. We could feel the car rocking and it was very difficult to open/close the car door. Once outside, the 3 of us...  more »
  • Beautiful even during winter- but the capes close very early this time of year
  • Went to this cape with not a lot of info. about it but this spot exceeded my expectations. The scenery along the hike to the end of the cape is really breathtaking. Not only that, the road we took to get there has stunning ocean view and was a scenic drive.

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