the coast off of Shiretoko on a very grey morning
the Shiretoko Five Lakes
the boardwalk above the grass and trees
the view of distant misty mountains
At first glance the boardwalk may seem surprising, but since access is restricted to the trails, most Japanese visitors are WOEFULLY unprepared to actually walk in the woods, and the raised platform gives you amazing views, it makes a lot of sense.
We didn't have nearly enough time in Shiretoko, both U and I want to go back again and spend some time in the area - preferably camping as we saw so many doing!