※All the events in Rausu is not holding right now due to preventing infection of the coronavirus.

Shiretoko Yukikabe Walk

Shiretoko pass is closed during winter because of snow. The event “Shiretoko Yukikabe Walk” hold in spring before opening the gate of the Shiretoko pass. The gate will be opened around end of April every year. “Yukikabe” means snow wall in Japanese. You can walk along high wall of snow as you can see in photo. You can enjoy great landscape as well which is Mt.Rausu, Nemuro strait, and Kunashiri island if the weather condition is good.

Beginning of April
Shiretoko Rausu Tourism Association 0153-87-3360

Shiretoko Biraki

This is the first Festival in every year and it has long history for about 50 years. The main event is dancing in the Rausu port which is participate almost whole the townspeople. People enjoy events of the festival such as tug of war (Tsunahiki), dodgeball and more.

The third weekend in June
Rausu Town hall 0153-87-2126  

Rausu Shrine Festival

Rausu shrine is the only shrine in Rausu and It’s said protect safe of fisherman. Young people carrying a portable shrine (Mikoshi) and woman dancing Japanese traditional dance is entertain the people.

July first to third
Rausu shrine 0153-87-2225    

Shiretoko Kombu Festa

It has started in 2014. The theme is to actitate the “Honcho street” which is in behind of Michinoeki “Shiretoko Rausu” and popularization of Rausu kombu. Fishing experience using real equipment and demonstration of processing is rare experience and enjoyable. Enjoy the Rausu kombu with Looking, Touching and eating!   Official Facebook

End of July to Beginning of August
Shiretoko Rausu Tourism Association 0153-87-3360 

Autumn Festival

It’s organized by women working at Fisheries association and Chamber of Commerce in Rausu town. You can get local products which is processed fish, handmade goods and more. There is space for children playing so you can enjoy with family as well.

Beginning of September
Shiretoko sumire・Eco project 0153-87-2004

Rausu industrial festival “Isaribi Matsuri”

This festival hold September which is the most lively season for fishery through the year. Everyone pray and appreciate for the big catch. Free salmon and ikura bowl and Salmon charity auction is popular in this festival.

End of September
Shiretoko Rausu Tourism Association 0153-87-3360

Kaachan no Gokkoichi (Fish market)

It’s organized by wife of fishery and you can get rare fish with affordable price. You can feel local atmosphere at this market.

Once a month for May to November
Rausu Fisheries cooperative 0153-87-3069

Rausu OJIRO Festival

Rausu Chamber of Commerce organizes this event for entertain local kids and tourists to enjoy cold winter season here in Rausu.

Beginning of February
Rausu chamber of commerce 0153-87-2300