Friday, October 7, 2016

# Travel ♪ Car Rental Trip in Hokkaido with NISSAN Rent-A-Car! Discover a different Hokkaido in your own way! ~Day 2~

Car Rental Trip in Hokkaido with NISSAN Rent-a-Car

Let's continue our car rental trip in Hokkaido! Last time, we took you to see some natures in Hokkaido. This time, we will take you to some museum and meet some animals! Sounds interesting? Let's go!!!

If you wanna see where did we go last time, you are welcome to click here:

# Travel ♪ Car Rental Trip in Hokkaido with NISSAN Rent-A-Car! Discover a different Hokkaido in your own way! ~Day 1~

Legend of the King of Prison Break - Abashiri Prison Museum

If you are interested in prison break, this is an interesting place for you to visit!

Abashiri Prison Museum
Address: 1-1 Yobito, Abashiri City, Hokkaido
Tel.: 0152-45-2411
Hours: 08:30-18:00 (May to Sept), 09:00-17:00 (Oct to Apr)
Admission: 1,080 yen (Adult), 750 yen (College student), 540 yen (Student)
Google Map

Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum

You can see the "drift ice" from Okhotsk and learn about the reasons of the formation of ice drift and the ecology of the sea. You can also see the "ice angel"!

Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum
Hours: 08:30-18:00 (May to Oct), 09:00-16:30 (Nov to Apr)
Admission: 750 yen (Adult), 640 yen (High school student), 540 yen (Elementary student and above)
Google Map

Movie Shooting Spot - Kitahama Station

This is especially famous for visitors from China since the spot was used in a Chinese movie once!

Kitahama Station
Google Map

Road connecting to the sky!

Before we go to Shiretoko, we first visited this 18 kilometers long road (national road route 334/244) that runs into the sky! Google Map

World Heritage Site - Shiretoko

Shiretoko is our final stop of this car rental trip. It locates in the eastern part of Hokkaido. Other than famous cliffs and waterfalls, many wildlife live in the beautiful nature. It was selected as a World Heritage Site in 2005.

Other than driving your own car, some people choose to get on their bike to experience Shiretoko. In Winter, you can see the flowing ice too.

Pyuni Cape
Hiratsuka-machi, Hokkaido
Map Code: 731802149*57

Oshinkoshin Waterfall

This waterfall is special because it breaks into two different parts in the middle! It is also selected as one of the best 100 waterfalls in Japan.

We suggest you to take the stairs and get to the middle part of the waterfall where you can get a great view of it!

Oshinkoshin Waterfall
Free admission
Map Code: 894824763*62
Parking, toilets and souvenir shops are available
Google Map

Sandan Waterfall

Sandan Waterfall
Map Code: 894759148*80
Parking and toilets are available.
Google Map

Enjoy Shiretoko in a different way!

Take a ferry and enjoy the beautiful nature of Shiretoko!

Fares: 8,000 yen for adults
Duration: Around 3 hours
Departure Time:
10:00 (April 29 - October 10)
14:00 (April 29 - September 22)
Online Reservation (Japanese):

Heaven for outdoor activities

If you want to experience the nature of Japan, please come to visit Shiretoko!

Watch out for wild animals!

Remember to pay extra attention on the animals when driving here!

Point 1 - Don't stop your car on the road

It is very dangerous if you stop your car whenever you see an animal near the road since this may cause accidents.

Point 2 - Don't feed the wild animals

There is a fox looking at us! However, feeding the wild animals is prohibited in Shiretoko!

The reason for that is because once the wild animals get used to eat our food, they will start going to houses and look for food there. It is very dangerous to the local people who live here!

Point 3 - Wild bears may appear!

You can see these kinds of signs in Hokkaido everywhere, so please don't get out of your car and walk in the woods since the chance to get attack by bears are really high!!

In the picture, it is the salmon that bears like to eat. This fish can swim 50 km per hour the fastest. The largest size is around 3 meters long and 500 kg in weight!! However, if you see it, please get away immediately, since bears may appear suddenly!!

Delicious Shiretoko Bear Meat

In order to control the numbers of bears and protect the crops and humans, there is a fixed period which bear hunting is allowed. Clothes, bags made with bear skin are famous here, of course cuisine made with bear meat too.

Bear and Melon

Hokkaido is famous for the crops, and Yubai's melon is the most popular one among all!

And that's how the mascot "Melon Bear" is created!!

Explore the nature of Hokkaido with NISSAN Rent-A-Car!

How do you like our 2 days car rental trip? This is a different Hokkaido that you have never seen right? Come and rent your own NISSAN rental car and discover a different Hokkaido in your own way!!

Interested in reading our other sharing about Hokkaido? Please check out these:

#Travel♪ Hokkaido Road Trip - The Best Way to Enjoy Hokkaido w/ a NISSAN Rent a Car

# Hokkaido Trip in Summer ♪ 4 days 3 nights Road Trip to Sapporo and Otaru- Prologue

# Hokkaido Trip in Summer ♪ 4 days 3 nights Road Trip to Sapporo and Otaru- DAY 1 SAPPORO

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