Mountains in Shiretoko Peninsula !
These angle of the photos are much better than taking from the land, aren't they?
These kinds of photos can not be taken in other seasons.
Almost no tourists nor fishermen at the port.
On the first day of 2013, Shiretoko area seemed sleepy except for the hotels that accommodated many tourists from other part on this globe.
Even in summer, the temperature of the water is below fifteen degrees in Celsius though I swam in 2005.
Would you try to swim in summer without wet suit ? I do not recommend that for your safety. But many jellyfish sparkling in the sea can be seen in the water, to boot;)