Shiretoko National Park, located in eastern Hokkaido, has some of the finest wildlife in Japan. Shiretoko is home to various animals such as brown bears, foxes and deers, while the nearby ocean hosts orcas, sperm whales and seals. Several unique species of birds also lives in Shiretoko, such as Blackiston Fish Owl ( known to be one of the largest owl in the world, ) and large sea eagles, like the Steller’s sea eagle and white-tailed sea eagle. It is said that Shiretoko has about 50 species of mammals and 280 types of birds.
Shiretoko National Park offers trails that lead you around the park and allow you to enjoy the beautiful sights. The park operates guided tours to observe wild animals and birds, as well as popular cruising tours. You can enjoy the magnificent landscapes and often observe brown bears in their habitat, or take a cruise on the open sea to spot sperm whales and orcas.