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Shakotan Peninsula

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Address: Kozakicho, Shakotan-gun, Shakotan-cho 046-0200, Hokkaido

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We did a day trip. A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Highly recommended to do a self drive here

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Melaka, Malaysia
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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a day trip. A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Highly recommended to do a self drive here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

One of the highlights of our trip, Shakotan was breathtaking. Remember to check the weather forecast the day before as the blue waters of Shakotan look their best on a sunny day!

Thank starsong
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We loved driving along the Shakotan Peninsula. We rented a 1000cc car from Toyota that cost us around SGD 70 per day. The speed limit of 40-50 km. Therefore it was a leisure drive for us. The blue sea and mountain view really recharged both of us. The sea was so clear that you could see the sea bed! Plus... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

If all you want to see is the Capes Kamui and Shakotan, and you get an early start, and have your own car, you can be back in Sapporo in time for lunch. The road from Sapporo is scenic and pleasant driving; speed limits are ridiculously low (never more than 50km/h!) and its one lane each way from Otaru onwards... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

come to escape the crowds and find the fresh air you were looking for in Hokkaido. It is not accessible by public transportation, so either rental car or hitchhiking would be your best options on how to get there. It is a very open and thus windy area, so tie your long hair and bring a sweatshirt. You can walk... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

Great view but a short walk as the tunnel connects to the seaside us closed till March 2016. Short wall will reached the light house.

Thank Leslie3663
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

We booked the Chuo Bus Shakotan tour that departed from Sapporo main station. Included in this tour were a visit and whiskey tasting at a famous distillery, a long hike down to a rocky beach (and back), a nother long hike to the Cape Kamui (and back). The final stop was to board a boat tour which we had to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

The waters here are so blue and crystal clear! Shakotan is a perfect day trip for anyone as it is close to otaru. However, i highly recommend coming here by car. You can try the bus but it is not very frequent so you will have to be mindful of time if you want to catch the bus back in... More 

2 Thank WanderlustJournal
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

We took a day tour with a local bus company. Bus was really clean and comfortable. Sights were really beautiful. Really breathtaking. Opportunity to hike to the western tip of japan too... Glass-bottomed boat tour allowed us to see the seaweeds and sea urchins... Feeding the seagulls was really an experience on it's own!!!

2 Thank Mishal68
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

The Shakotan Peninsula is the famous diving spot in Hokkaido. In winter season, we can dive with stellar sea lions. I visited shakotan in Jan 2014. I joined fun diving at zemhouse which is located near the Horomui. I enjoyed diving with many stellar sea lions. It was really nice experience for me.

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