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.

Basic Information

Address
Bikuni-cho, Shakotan-cho, Shakotan-gun, Hokkaido
Phone
0135-44-3715
Hours
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.

Access

  • FromOtaru Station (JR Hakodate Main Line)
    【Otaru Sta.】Hokkaido Chuo Bus Shakotan Line (about 2 hours)
    →【Kamui-misaki Bus Stop】
    

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