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Lake Shikotsu, Chitose
(4.1/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Lake Shikotsu represents one of Japan's deepest bodies of water, offering fine views of a still-active volcano. Formed some 30,000 years ago, the caldera doesn't freeze in the winter, despite the cold northern climate. The eastern shore features hotels and hot spring resorts for tourists, while a nearby canyon shelters rich plant life and over twenty types of moss viewable from an observation deck--an ideal destination for nature lovers. Stroll around the lake's rim or hike up the volcano and enjoy the views over the deserted crater landscape and the glimmering water. Put Lake Shikotsu into our Chitose travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Well said on a bike when you were 35 years ago in Sapporo, where, after a long time I visited. To explore the terrain seems to season place in good weather, was formed in a vast crater of the volcano. Not only enjoy the scenery a round insert hot spring near the hot springs (views, shape and only unique) also enjoy luxury. The smooth, without traffic jam in the middle of a three-day weekend for some reason. Chitose City in the address appeal fusoku?? Please enjoy.
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  • We broke our journey here with a stroll around the lake and a look at the visitors information centre. It is a beautiful area and the information centre has a dynamic display highlighting the lake's f...  more »
  • The autumn foliage is still very beautiful in this place surrounding the lake. Despite the strong cold wind, we still managed to walk around the lake and enjoyed the scenery in this gorgeous lake.