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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

Usage Guide


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Shiretoko Kokuritsu-koen (National Park) Rausu Visitors Center

Shiretoko National Park, in which the Rausu Visitors Center is situated, is on Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula in the northeastern corner of Japan. Shiretoko-hanto Peninsula is only 16 km wide near Rausu, with a range of mountains formed by past volcanic activity running through the center. Due to its harsh topography and climate, a large part of the peninsula remains accessible only by sea. The area is covered in primeval forest, and in a move to preserve this precious natural environment, 50% of the region has been designated a special preservation district, with permission required for access. The Rausu Visitors Center provides easy-to-understand information on five aspects of this remote peninsula - its topography, primeval forest, flora, fauna and natural environment.

388 Yunosawa, Rausu-cho, Menashi-gun, Hokkaido

Admission Fee

New Years holidays'

JR Shiretoko-Shari Stn. / Bus / 1-hr. 45-min. ride / Rausu Spa. Stop / 5-min. walk

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