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Shiretoko National Park, Hokkaido, Japan

How much does it cost to travel to Shiretoko National Park?

You should plan to spend around $75 (¥11,405) per day on your vacation in Shiretoko National Park. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $25 (¥3,857) on meals
  • $26 (¥4,000) on local transportation
  • $66 (¥9,972) on hotels

A one week trip to Shiretoko National Park for two people costs, on average, $1,054 (¥159,667). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Shiretoko National Park cost?

A one week trip to Shiretoko National Park usually costs around $527 (¥79,833) for one person and $1,054 (¥159,667) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Shiretoko National Park on average costs around $1,054 (¥159,667) for one person and $2,109 (¥319,333) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Shiretoko National Park will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Shiretoko National Park on average costs around $2,260 (¥342,143) for one person and $4,519 (¥684,286) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Shiretoko National Park has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Shiretoko National Park expensive to visit?

Shiretoko National Park is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Japan, which is a moderately priced country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Shiretoko National Park is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Bali or Tianjin.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Shiretoko National Park Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Shiretoko National Park?

The average Shiretoko National Park trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Shiretoko National Park travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥9,972 ($66)
Local Transportation 1 ¥4,000 ($26)
Food 2 ¥3,857 ($25)
Entertainment 1 ¥2,246 ($15)
Alcohol 2 ¥786 - 2,357 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in Shiretoko National Park
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Shiretoko National Park is $33 (¥4,986). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Shiretoko National Park is $66 (¥9,972). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Shiretoko National Park

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Shiretoko National Park based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $142. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Shiretoko National Park
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Shiretoko National Park is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $26 (¥4,000) per person, per day, on local transportation in Shiretoko National Park.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Shiretoko National Park
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Rental Cars in Shiretoko National Park
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Food Budget in Shiretoko National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Shiretoko National Park can vary, the average cost of food in Shiretoko National Park is $25 (¥3,857) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Shiretoko National Park should cost around $10 (¥1,543) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Shiretoko National Park is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Shiretoko National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Shiretoko National Park typically cost an average of $15 (¥2,246) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Shiretoko National Park
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  • The average person spends about $10 (¥1,571) on alcoholic beverages in Shiretoko National Park per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Shiretoko National Park On a Budget
Shiretoko National Park Shiretoko National Park
Shiretoko National Park, Japan is comprises the entire Shiretoko Penninusla in the northeast island of Hokkaido. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered to be one of the most remote areas in Japan with very few and very small settlements. This makes Shiretoko the perfect place for a fun hiking and camping adventure.

While the park is open year round, the weather in the area tends to greatly affect the enjoyment of your trip due to harsh winters and heavy rain at the end of summer. There is a short period from May to early July that is considered the best time to visit due to slightly less rain and comfortable temperatures around 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
The most popular, and easily accessible, attraction is the Shiretoko Five Lakes. The lakes are fairly close together making them easily walkable. The first lake, Ichi-ko, is found through an elevated wooden path and is free to tour. The other four lakes require a small fee and also require you to have an authorized tour guide taking you through the various trails.

Shiretoko is also home to one of Japan's natural wonders, the Kamuiwakka Falls. After a bumpy bus ride to the Ainu river's edge, you climb up the river to see the waterfalls pour into a free natural hot spring. As you will be climbing up slippery, algae covered rocks, sturdy sandals or running shoes that you don't mind getting wet are a necessity!
You'll find the majority of restaurants and information centers located at the entrances of the park. There are two information centers: Rausu Visitor Center and the Five Lakes Information Center. There are few other areas in the park with such resources.

There are a few small towns located outside the park, one of which is Rausu, a small coastal town great for stopping to fuel up on food and water before heading into the park. Utoro is another small town located just outside of the park and is often used as transport hub for connecting tourists from the park to the main region of Hokkaido.

Hiking is the most popular activity in the area and there are quite a few popular hiking spots. The Iwaobetsu Course is the least rugged and most popular option for a day trip and there's the Rausu Onsen Course if you want a more difficult long day hike. Other courses involve camping overnight a day or two in order to complete it. Shiretoko is known for their large bear population, though they are quite shy so common sense and maybe some bells worn on your belt are really all you need to stay safe.

For something more relaxing, take a ride on the Aurora Tourist Cruise which runs from April through October and takes you either to the Shiretoko Cape or to Mount Io. Or, after a day of hiking, head to Kuma no Yo outdoor onsen where there are free public baths to soak in.
Food and Dining
Food options are limited in the park itself; the main restaurants are located in the Shiretoko Nature Center and in the Five Lakes Information Center. These areas are also great to stock up on snacks and water before heading out into the park.

In Japan, trains are one of the fastest and lowest cost means of transportation. Getting a Japan Rail Pass can save you money if you plan to stay for several days or more. Regional and nation-wide passes are available, usually for the number of days of your choice.

Getting into the Park via public transportation can be a tricky task seeing as the buses run on limited schedules, even during the peak season, there's only six buses per day. You can take a car into the Park and park it at one of the few lots there before heading further into the Park.

Getting around Shiretoko is a little easier through public transport using the Sharibus which has three routes around the Park. The first route takes you to the Utoro Bus Terminal and includes a photo stop at Oshinkonshin Falls. Once at Utoro, you can walk your way through the park. The second is a four-hour trip that begins and ends in Utoro and takes you through the major attractions at the park. Then, there is the third route that runs nonstop from Utoro to Shari, making it a good option if you're staying further south in Hokkaido.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.