Cape Kamui locates in western Hokkaido on the Shakotan Peninsula. It is famous for its beautiful blue waters, often referred to as “Shakotan Blue”. The Shakotan Peninsula is a part of the Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-national Park, and is the only ocean area in Japan that is designated as a part of a national park. Until 1855, women were not allowed to enter Cape Kamui because of a tradition. Today, there are still some parts of the cape that are not open to women. In the summer, the flower ezo-kanzo blossoms throughout the park. The small yellow flowers contrast the bright blue sea.
Bikuni-cho, Shakotan-cho, Shakotan-gun, Hokkaido
Apr.: 8:00a.m. - 5:30p.m. May: 8:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. Jun.: 8:00a.m. - 6:30p.m. Jul.: 8:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. Aug. to Oct.: 8:00a.m. - 5:30p.m. Nov.: 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Dec. to Mar.: 10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
FromOtaru Station (JR Hakodate Main Line)
【Otaru Sta.】Hokkaido Chuo Bus Shakotan Line (about 2 hours) →【Kamui-misaki Bus Stop】