In order to ensure protection of the natural vegetation, visitors are required to attend a short lecture prior to walking along the Ground Pathways. Reservation are required and fees apply.
Please refer to the pdf. for Ground Pathways reservations »
Visitors are only allowed to join the tour with Shiretoko Goko Lakes' Registered Guides who are trained to deal with bears. Please contact the guides directly to make a reservation.
During the off season visitations decrease therefore you are not required to attend the lecture and un-escorted tours are allowed. Please obtain updates regarding brown bears at the Shiretoko Goko Lakes' Field House.
※During the Eco Preservation Awareness Season please walk one-way along the short and long loop routes.
November to April 0152-24-2114 0152-24-2115
May to October 0152-24-3323 Shiretoko Goko Lakes Field House
Ministry of Environment, Nature conservation office Utoro, Hokkaido
Sightseeing Association of Sharicho, Shiretoko »
Do not feed brown bear and wildlife.
It is our promise to visit Shiretoko.