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Guided Light Shiretoko Forest and Waterfall Trekking Tour from Utoro

The Man's Tears Waterfall in Hokkaido

Hike through Shiretoko for unrivaled views!

Join an experienced guide as you set out on an easy 2.5 kilometer hiking trail. Follow the path through untouched forest and to amazing overlooks of the ocean.

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Discover the joy of the wilderness in the untouched forests of Shiretoko, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a 2.5 kilometer trekking tour. Led by an experienced and passionate guide, this is your chance to see the stunning beauty of spring, summer, or autumn in Hokkaido's true outdoor paradise. With forests, mountains, and waterfalls that have never seen the touch of human construction, Japan's natural beauty shines. Make sure to check out the sight of a 100 meter waterfall that spills directly into the ocean!

This tour is available from April to December.
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 08:45 Meet at Shiretoko Arpa Office or Pick-up in Utoro Area
  • Shiretoko Trekking
    Head off on a guided 2.5 kilometer tour of untouched forest and cliffs.
  • Primeval Forest and Animal Trails
    ヒグマ冬眠穴 Walk hidden paths in untouched forest and discover the marks left by woodpeckers and bears. Your guide may even point out some dens where bears winter!
  • Man's Tears Waterfall
    男の涙 Enjoy rare views of a waterfall that pours over sheer cliffs and falls more than 100 meters into the ocean. This waterfall is called the Yunohana, or Flower of the Hot Springs Waterfall or the Man's Tears Waterfall.
  • Tour ends at Shiretoko Arpa Office of Drop-off in Utoro Area
    • Children 6 years and older may join this tour.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Long sleeved shirt, hat, comfortable shoes, gloves, backpack, insect repellent, non-sugary drinks (water or tea)
    • Long pants
    • Rain gear
Additional Note(s)
    • We can do pick ups at hotels, ports and highway rest stops in Utoro. Please make sure to specify where you wish to be picked up when booking. We cannot do pick-ups in locations over 40km away from JR Shiretoko-Shari Station.
    • Rainwear (500 JPY) and boots (free) are available for rental. Sizes and quantities are limited.
    • For your own safety, please follow the guide's directions. If you feel unwell, please let the guide know immediately.
    • There are no toilet facilities on the trail, so a stop will be made before the start of the tour. The guide will also bring portable toilets (JPY 300).
    • Please do not smoke during the tour. Sweets and gum are also prohibited.
    • The tour may be stopped or cancelled due to the presence of bears or inclement weather, or any other risk to guests.
    • While we will take every care for your safety, in the case of injury or illness, we may not be able to cover cases which are not included in the tour insurance.
    • No food may be brought on tours, to reduce the risk of attracting bears.
    • The guides can provide basic assistance and guidance services, but are not fluent English speakers, and may use electronic translation applications.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


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