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Explore the beautiful scenery and lakes of Shiretoko Goko Lake. Two well-maintained pathways connect the area's five lakes together. The first is an elevated wooden walkway, leading to the lake with a picturesque mountainous backdrop and a view of the Sea of Okhtosk. The rest of the lakes are connected via a ground pathway, which should be explored with a guide due to the presence of bears in the area. For Shiretoko Goko Lake and beyond, use our Shari-cho trip builder to get the most from your Shari-cho vacation.
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Shiretoko visitors MUST take the Goto Lake walk! Great Hokkaido nature. But don't expect to see bears! Those critters are dangerous and the trail is closed if even one comes anywhere near. Don't...
Shiretoko visitors MUST take the Goto Lake walk! Great Hokkaido nature. But don't expect to see bears! Those critters are dangerous and the trail is closed if even one comes anywhere near. Don't... more »
Pleasant hike very easy with amazing views. To see all of the lakes you need to take the tour in summer. Lots of wildlife if you stay they come out. Great gift shop and clean facilities. Parking was..... more
Pleasant hike very easy with amazing views. To see all of the lakes you need to take the tour in summer. Lots of wildlife if you stay they come out. Great gift shop and clean facilities. Parking was..... more »
Beautiful in the autumn. Though you only see 1 lake on the elevated wooden pathway, do know that there are a total of 5 lakes. Also the drive up to the place was stunning! The colours of autumn was magnificent.
Basically this lake is closed for public during winter, but you can access it if you participate yourself for midwinter ecological tour. The information is provided in tourist center or even in your accommodation. During the tour, we can access the frozen lake, which is usually inaccessible in summer. Oppositely, the skywalk is closed. When the snow is thick enough, we are even allowed to approach the area around below the skywalk to see the drift ice. However, when I came, the winter was warmer than usual. The snow is not really thick that some grasses growing, and we are not allowed to damage them by stepping on it. The best time to visit is when the sky is clear and the animals can be seen, but anytime possible is okay. Overall, it is very beautiful to see the landscape full of white while listening to the guide explanation.
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