Hiking Mysterious Lake Rausu

Lake Rausu Trekking Tour in Shiretoko national park.
Experience the hiking adventure in marshlands to go to the largest lake in Shiretoko, Lake Rausu, the mysterious lake.

Enjoy the trail, discover ponds, the cristal clear lake, and for sure
The best scenic view in Shiretoko national park that you can never forget.

Lake Rausu is located close to Shiretoko path, at an altitude of 600 to 700 m, the environment is equivalent to 2000 to 2500 m in central Honshu.
On the way to lake Rausu, we discover  four ponds with very different atmospheres, enjoy encounters with alpine plants and wetland plants.
We feel the richness of Shiretoko unique environment and progress in the wildlife sanctuary home of the famous ezo brown bear, red fox and ezo shika deer.

Finally we reach the lake Rausu, the mysterious lake.

Example of tour time itinerary:

9:00 Pick up from JR Shiretoko Shari station.
10:30 30 Trekking to Lake Rausu.
14:30 Back to trail entrance.
16:00 Move back to JR Shiretoko Shari.


Tour Price

Private day tour

(based on 2-3 participants)  ¥25,000 per person 

(based on 4 participants)  ¥20,000 per person 


Meeting Point Suggested by Guide:
I will pick you up at Shiretoko Shari train station, or in Utoro if you are staying there.
Duration: 7 hours

Transportation by 4WD A/C car.

Guiding Services
Hiking boots (give me your shoe size in advance)
are necessary because we hike in wetland.
No toilets on the way to the lake but I’m carrying emergency toilet.


If your group exceeds the maximum of travelers or you have any specific request regarding the transportation or pick-up place, please ask me. I will do my best to set a customized tour.


Hike is accessible  to all but it is 4 hours long and requires to be in  good health condition.