Hokkaido Trip 2020 - Day 4: Shiretoko Peninsula
Day 4 was another 500-kilometer journey. Destination: Shiretoko Peninsula (in Japanese: 知床半島 Shiretoko-hantō), a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. It is the easternmost part of Hokkaido and most of the peninsula is part of the Shiretoko National Park (知床国立公園, Shiretoko Kokuritsu Kōen). I explored the northwestern coast and did not meet a lot of other visitors. Below some shots I took.
Oshinkoshin Falls (オシンコシンの滝)
Cape Oshinkoshin (オシンコシン崎)
Oshinkoshin is supposed to mean "place that Sakhalin fir grows thickly in the downstream" in Ainu language.