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

From April 20 to November 30, 2022.

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

Adults (13 years or older) – 3,100 JPY
Children (4 to 12 years old) – 2,600 JPY

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.

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
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 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.