Wildlife Night Drive in Shiretoko

Shiretoko area is one of the best locations to see wildlife. After a lecture about wildlife that the guide will give you, we will get in a vehicle and start searching for wildlife in the night-time forest. It will be an unforgettable experience when you find the creature’s glowing eyes in the dark.

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From The end of April to November 30, 2024

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm (-2h)

Adults (13 years or older) – 4,300 JPY
Children (4 to 12 years old) – 3,100 JPY

Payment options
Cash or credit card

4 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, we can also pick you up at the Road Station Utoro Shirietoku.

Pick up time
The meeting time is different depends on the meeting place you requested.
For detailed meeting time, please confirm below.

Detailed Meeting Time

-People who chose "Your Accommodation"-

*Yuhino Ataru Ie ONSEN HOSTEL/KIKI Shiretoko Natural Resort/Shiretoko Dai-ichi Hotel/Hotel Shiretoko/
20min before the starting time of the tour

*Shiretoko Village/Shiretoko Hostel Hanare/ Bon's Home/ Shiretoko Pereke/ Kiraku / Shiretoko Lantern/ Ishiyama/ Iruka Hotel/ Shiretoko Noble Hotel/ Shyutyo no Ie/
15min before the starting time of the tour

*Kitakobushi Shiretoko Hotel & Resort
10min before the starting time of the tour

*Hotel Kifuu club Shiretoko
5min before the starting time of the tour

-People who chose "Drive Resting Area, Utoro-Shirietoku"-
15min before the starting time of the tour
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 from the link below (24/7 reception)
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<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

<April to May>
Long sleeve shirts and warm outer (fleece jacket or windproof jacket)
<June to September>
Thin fabric long sleeves and warm outer
(It could be cold at night even in summer)
<October to November>
Thick fabric long sleeves and warm outer (down jacket).

Long trousers
It is strongly recommended to wear long trousers to prevent minor injuries.

No heels are allowed.


  • Please note that encounters with wildlife are not 100% guaranteed.
  • 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.
  • We watch wildlife from the inside of our vehicles.
  • 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.

For more information please refer to “Frequently Asked Questions”.