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    Man is not the king of this wild kingdom, it is the brown bear

    The Shiretoko Peninsula is a 70km peninsula that protrudes like a bird’s beak into the Sea of Okhotsk.

    In 1964, the Shiretoko Peninsula was specified a national park and in 2005 was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


    Dividing the landscape, Mount Iō, Mount Shiretoko and Mount Rausu which has the highest peak at 1600m traverses through the mountain range like a backbone dividing the areas of Utoro and Rausu.

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