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Lake Shikotsu, Chitose
(4/5 based on 460+ 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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  • It's too cold in the winter not long/little shop around them drinking coffee or drinks this in several places/dobro/photo-op is a good place to winter ice Festival, Lim/
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  • Lake Shikotsu is about a 25-minute drive from our Chitose hotel. This tour of Hokkaido is a combination of mostly nature, cultural, shopping and culinary. Upon arrival at the place we had several minu...  more »
  • Better than expected, nice and clean places with some shops and restaurants available, visiting center is very impressive, lake itself is beautiful