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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 travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Go with a nice camera/tripod. mountain backdrop was nice. Not that much to see unless you want to check out the public onsen nearby. Crows were a bit of a nuisance, especially if you buy food from one...  more »
  • There was nothing much to see or do but rent a bicycle. So that's what I did - I rented a bicycle and cycled back to Chitose station.  more »
  • Came on day trip so only had 30 mins stop for photos. Thank god as that was more than enough. The village is small and dead. The lake is .... A lake. Nothing special. Yes pretty but not wow impressive...  more »