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Lake Shikotsu, Chitose

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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 trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chitose.
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  • October 2, 2017
    A relax place to stroll around. We were there on a wet day, so we could not take the cruise. Overall, the place is really relax.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    In Japan is's second deep lake after Lake tazawa. It's unfrozen Lake with Lake Toya, but the reason is uncertain or not. And has become ice-free thin credibility seems to be flowing hot springs that is not compared to the other lakes high temperature and heavy water flow from the currently accepted theory is. It was really that deep blue lakes of Hokkaido like Lakes. Lake views are of the eniwa-Dake, Mt. wind immortality and tarumae.
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  • September 22, 2017
    Shikotsu Lake for quite a long time. Lake Shore Drive and while I went to the poropinai. On weekdays could moderate turnout. Good weather, Lake shikotsu, were mild, so just a little bathing dogs too. Look around tarumae volcano, such as mountains, was excellent. Rather than their town's poropinai also, such as food and souvenirs shop, activities such as boat and free parking in the good.
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Where to stay in Chitose

Chitose has a large number of accommodations for a city of its size, because of its large international airport. In the city center, you'll find an abundance of hotels of all varieties, usually used for convenience before or after a flight. Some more interesting accommodations can be found to the west of here in the national park, where visitors will find a decent number of options, including traditional guesthouses next to the scenic bodies of water, mountains, and hot springs.
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