Spring comes to Hokkaido very late.
We finally had a nice and warm day in the end of April, so we decided to go on a driving date.
We rent a car at Toyota Rent a Car and went to Shakotan where is located approximately the 1.5 – 3 hours west from Sapporo.
The cape had very strong wind, more than we expected.
I felt it as strong as it might push me from the cliff to the bottom.
Although, it was nice to see the blue sea and the mountain covered with snow on top at the cape.
On the way back to the parking lot, we took a walking promenade with full of nature.
My chéri raised up in the countryside, having no fear to keep stepping forward.
Me raised up in the city, being so afraid of encountering a bear there.
“There is no bear around here, because we are close to the sea!”
We were back to the car in safe, but chéri, there are bears in Shakotan area!
Shimamui Coast in Shakotan, Hokkaido, Japan
- どっこい積丹｜積丹地域の観光情報サイト (Japanese)
- Shimamui Coast (Shakotan) – Hokkaido Guide
- Cape Shakotan – Japan National Tourism Organization