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Shakotan is a sparsely populated peninsula on the western coast of Hokkaido, south of Otaru.

Get in[edit]

Short day trip from Otaru and Niseko by car.

Get around[edit]

The only way to navigate through Shakotan is using a car.


  • 1 Cape Kamui. Short 30 minute hike to a light-house with beautiful views of the ocean and cost. Free. Cape Kamui (Q5034886) on Wikidata Cape Kamui on Wikipedia


Hike in the many designated trails in the area.

Stay safe[edit]

This area is bear territory. If walking or hiking in nature try to be noisy to prevent any encounters with bears.



Being a series of fishing villages along the cost, Shakotan is famous for its fresh seafood. However, most restaurants in Shakotan close by 4 pm.

  • Sea House Uroku. 11:00-20:00. Small restaurant on the coast, serving fresh seafood. 1000 yen for sashimi bowl and 3000 yen for uni bowl.
  • Misaki, 236 Hiduka-cho, Shakotan-gun, 046-0326, +81 135-45-6547. 9:00-?. Seafood restaurant. To acquire their special Red Bafun Uni, only available between July and August, one must arrive one hour before opening, given only 15 servings are made per day, for 5000 yen each.



  • Sea House Uroko, Japan, 〒0460324 北海道Shakotan-gun, 積丹郡積丹町Nishikawachō, 大字西河町34-2, +81 135-46-5611. Small private rooms on the coast.

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