A dreamy experience in winter Shiretoko


Greetings, this is Nazrul from the Hokkaido Government Representative Office.

Location of Shari Town on map

During winter, the town of Shari in Shiretoko becomes a dreamy snowscape and the Sea of Okhotsk is enveloped in pure white drift ice. Shari Utoro is also home to the ‘Shiretoko Drift Ice Fest’, which is open daily from 30 January to 28 February, 18:30 HRS to 21:00 HRS (hours may change depending on weather).

Shiretoko Drift Ice Fest venue
Ice Dome (exterior)
Ice Dome (interior I)
Ice Dome (interior II)

Visitors can listen to stories by local guides that cannot be heard elsewhere, and have a chat with them regarding outdoor experience in living in the heart of Shiretoko as you feel, touch and taste the wonders of winter in the region.

Talk by local guides

Come and have a visit here, and don’t forget to bring some protection against the cold!

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