Roadside Station Shiretoko Rausu

Michi no Eki Road Station
Directly in front of Shiretoko Rausu Rest Area is Nemuro Strait, and behind is Mt. Rausu, one of Japan’s top 100 mountains. The rest area is the closest rest area to Kunashiri Island of the Northern Territories and is so close you can see the island’s trees on a clear day. The rest house is located at the entrance to the Shiretoko-Odan Road on the Rausu side, on Route 335. It’s close to one of the best whale and bird watching points in Japan and from here you can check departure and latest information on the bulletin boards at the tourist information office. There are places to eat where you can try some fish from Rausu and of course you can purchase different kinds of sea related products too.

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Hokkaido Menashigunrausuchou Honchou 361-1
[Apr.- Oct.]9:00-17:00
[Nov.- Mar.]10:00-16:00
New Year's holiday
※Depends on establishment.
Parking Lot
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Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available
* National highway No. 334 Shiretoko crossing road is closed during winter (Nov.--April.)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (One wheelchair can be rented at the information desk)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Great place to stop by
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.02.12
    Great place to stop by to obtain some information, bathroom break, grab some drinks from the vending machine etc. Since Rausu is quite small, this is a welcoming place to pick up souvenirs or just to...
  • The usual type of pit stop
    3.0 Reviewed:2018.09.28
    As others have written, there isnt a lot in Rausu. Most come for the whale watching.Apart from the usual omiage (souvenirs/gifts) there is some fresh seafood for sale and the menu boards for the...
  • Tourist Information Centre
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.01.01
    The tourist information centre offered usual information for sightseeing within the Rausu area. There is a little super market selling local produces like seaweed. A restaurant offering local...

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