Shokotsu River (渚滑川) is a pristine waterway flowing into the Okhotsk Sea in northern Hokkaido in far-north Japan. This route starts in the stunning gorge section of the river, not far from the foothills of the northern Daisetsuzan Range. The river itself is suitable for confident intermediate open-deck canoeists. The river's name comes from the indigenous Ainu name for the river - So-kot - meaning 'many waterfalls'. While this canoeing section of the river doesn't have waterfalls, there's walking trails along the upper section of the river. well worth the walk. See the full route overview on Hokkaido Wilds: https://hokkaidowilds.org/water/shokotsu-river-canoeing
Category: Parks & Forests
Language: English, Japanese
Size: 44.5 MB
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