Muroran: Cosplay event
Check out the city's popular cosplay festival, which debuted 5 years ago.
Rausu: Whale watching
Board a Shiretoko Nature Cruise for whale and bird watching. Best season is generally from May to mid-October. But for the Orcas, aim for June.
Rausu: Nature tours
Head off with Lincle tours to experience the stunning nature of Rausu. Run by super-knowledgeable Goto Naoko, you can watch brown bears from boats and go on river walks. You can even take a tour that explores all things kombu.
Muroran: To reach Muroran from Tokyo, fly to Shin-Chitose Airport. From there, it's about 2 hours by bus.
Rausu: To reach Rausu from Tokyo, fly from Tokyo to Nakashibetsu Airport. From there, it's 70 minutes by car.