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The cape is protruding from the northwestern side of the Shakotan peninsula into the Sea of Japan. This is the only cape in Hokkaido designated as a Marine Park. In the past, it was considered to be the most dangerous spot in the Sea of Japan and women were forbidden to approach it. From the tip of the cape, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the sea called ”Shakotan Blue.” The hill located at the right end of the promenade which extends from the parking lot offers a view of Mizunashi no Tateiwa rock on the right, and of Cape Kamui with its rugged terrain on the left.
Kozakicho Shakotan, Shakotan, Hokkaido
There is a gate at the entrance of Cape Kamui whose opening hours change depending on the time of the year, therefore visitors are advised to check the opening hours in advance.
-About 140 min. by highway express bus from Sapporo-About 1 hour 20 minutes by bus from JR "Otaru Station"
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