Shiretoko Five Lakes Trekking Tour

“Shiretoko Five Lakes” are one of the iconic spots of Shiretoko. This tour takes you on a walk along the ground path and elevated wooden path around the five mysterious lakes surrounded by the primeval forest. While walking through the forest, where ancient trees grow undisturbed and wildlife flourishes, you will feel the closeness of the Shiretoko’s magnificent nature.
Depending on the season, we have a private (one group only) guide option for you.

Book Morning
Book Afternoon

  1. Tour Detail
  2. What to bring
  3. Notice

<Bear Active Period>
From May 10 to July 31, 2021.
<Vegetation Protected Period>
From August 1 to September 30, 2021.

<Bear Active Period May 10 to July 31, 2021>
Morning  8:30 am ~(appx.4h)
Afternoon 1:30 pm ~(appx.4h)

<Vegetation Protected Period August 1 to September 30, 2021>
Morning  8:30 am ~(appx.4h)
Afternoon 1:30 pm ~(appx.4h)
After September 25: 1:00 pm ~(appx.4h)
*Please note that the starting time may vary by about 15 minutes (earlier or later) due to the rule of use of Shiretoko Five Lakes.

Adults (13 years or older) – 5,100 JPY
Children (6 to 12 years old) – 3,000 JPY

*You can add a reserved tour option ("Private guide option") with an extra cost.
<Private guide option fee in Busy season>
Applied period:July 22 - 25、Aug 7 - 15 and Sep 18 - 26, 2021.

If your group is...
1-2 people : +12000 JPY
3-5 people : +9000 JPY
6-8 people : +4000 JPY

<Private guide option fee in the other season>
If your group is...
1-2 people : +8000 JPY
3-5 people : +5000 JPY
6-8 people : +0 JPY
Please select the private option if you would like to on the booking page.
We may not be able to accept your request for this option due to existing bookings.
We will notify you in that case.

We only accept cash payment at the start of the tour.
If you are staying at any of the Kitakobushi group hotels, you can pay at the check-out and by credit card.

6 years or older.

Meeting place
We will pick you up at the lobby of your accommodation (Utoro area only).
If you are staying outside Utoro area or day tripping to Utoro, we can also pick you up at the Road Station Utoro Shirietoku.
Also you can meet us at the Shiretoko Five Lakes Field House if it is convenient for you.

Pick up time
We will pick you up about 20 minutes before the tour starts at your accommodation or the road station Utoro Shirietoku. We may not be able to make the agreed pick-up time due to other guests’ situations.

<Online Booking>
Please book by 2 hours before the tour starts vie the links below (24/7 reception).
Book Morning
Book Afternoon

*If you would like to add the One Group Private Guide Option during the Vegetation Protected Period (August 1 - November 7), please select "Yes" on the booking page above.

<Telephone Booking>
Or you can book on phone call (Operation hour: 9 am to 6 pm).
*Please leave a message when we are not available due to tour operation so that we can contact you later.

<May to September>
Cap or hat
<October to November>
Woolen hat

Long sleeve shirts and warm outer (fleece jacket or windproof jacket)
<June to September>
Thin fabric long sleeves
(It is recommended to wear long sleeves to prevent ticks and bug bites.)
<October to November>
Thick fabric long sleeves and warm outer (fleece jacket, sweater or down jacket).

Long trousers must be worn to prevent minor injuries and tick bites.
Skirts are not allowed.

Either of sport shoes, trekking shoes, or rubber boots
No heels are allowed.

Rain wear (Free rental available, see below), bottle of water/tea, towel and small backpack.

Free rental items
■Rain wear (jackets and trousers) Men's :M/L/XL, Women's: S/M/L
■Rubber boots (23-30 CM)
*These items are available on a first come, first serve basis. You can reserve items in advance if necessary.


  • If the supposed walking track is temporarily closed due to bear sightings, we may have to change the route we walk.
  • Please come to the agreed place on time. If you are late on the day, we might cancel you so that the other guests can go on tour.
  • Depending on natural conditions, the end time may vary slightly. Please join our tours with time to spare.
  • The tour will be conducted in case of light rain. Please prepare rain wear. If the tour is cancelled due to sever weather, we will let you know 1 hour before the supposed starting time.
  • There is no restroom available in the field. Please keep this in mind before starting the tour.
  • Cancellation is free up to 2 days before the tour. After 2 days a cancellation fee of 20 % of the tour cost will be charged if you cancel 2 days before the tour, 50 % if you cancel the day before and the full tour cost if you cancel on the day of the tour.