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Shiraoi (白老) is a town in Iburi, Hokkaido. Shikotsu-Toya National Park on the west side of town.


Tourist Information Site[edit]

The local tourist association has a multilingual guide site.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Use the New Chitose Airport.

By train[edit]

JR Muroran main line

By bus[edit]

There is a bus service from Sapporo, New Chitose Airport, Tomakomai and Muroran.

By car[edit]

Hokkaidō Expressway (Shiraoi I.C.) and National Route 36 runs the town.

Get around[edit]

Tomakomai Port, there is a ferry service from Oarai, Tsuruga, Niigata and Akita.


  • Ayoro Beach
  • Inkura Falls
  • Lake Kuttara
  • Mount Horohoro
  • Shiogama Shrine
  • Upopoy (ウポポイ). Complex for the culture of Ainu. National Ainu Museum, shops, restaurants and food court, and some activities.


Kojohama Hot Springs[edit]

Outdoor bath of Hotel Hokuyō

Hot spring facilities of about 10 hotels are arranged in the National Route 36 along.

  • 1 Yumoto Hokuyō (湯元ほくよう), 41-121 Takeura, Shiraoi-cho. 白老町竹浦 121-41, toll-free: 0120-234522 (non-geographic number), fax: +81 144 87-3888, . 05:00 - 24:00. It has large outdoor bath. ¥ 500.


  • 1 Kani Goten (かに御殿), 2-96 Takeura, Shiraoi-cho. 白老町竹浦96-2 (National Route 36 alomg.), +81 144 87-3887, fax: +81 144 87-3860, . 08:00-17:00; closed We. Seafood restaurants and souvenir sales floor.





Go next[edit]

Routes through Shiraoi
IwamizawaTomakomai  N  S  NoboribetsuOshamambe
SapporoTomakomai  N  S  NoboribetsuOshamambe

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