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Lake Shikotsu

Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Chitose
Type: Bodies of Water
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Hong Kong, China
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147 reviews 147 reviews
27 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lake Shikotsu has a lovely setting about an hour's drive from Chitose airport. The placid lake sits in the middle of volcanic scenery. Public transport is not frequent, so this is mostly for people who have their own transportation. Near the lake, one can hike up Mount Tarumae (an active volcano), see the countryside from several thousand feed up, and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you don't have much time, 2 hours of stop over will do. You can visit the visitor centre to view the background of the surroundings, take glass bottom cruise(which is also nothing much to see).

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Honolulu
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214 reviews 214 reviews
67 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We visited the visitor center, saw a video before walking around the nice, tranquil, lake shore. Visited the nearby shops for snacks and souvenirs. Good place for a quiet rest stop in your drive around the lake area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The lake is huge and serene. However it was bare and don't see many activities going on, so we did not stop but just drove around.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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273 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited in mid July on a weekday, so it was rather quiet. Took a glass bottom boat but did not see anything exciting. It would be better just to walk around and dnjoy the scenery.

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Tokyo
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

early July-2014 We went there after a golf trip in Chitose area. We rented a car and headed back to Chitose Airport, took about an hour. After picking up rented car from Chitose Airport, we took the chance to pass by Mt Tarumae on our way to the lake. Took about 40 minutes. The lake has 2 stop areas -... More

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Singapore
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We took the underwater boat trip which allowed us to see the fishes and volcano at the bottom of the sea. The view there was really breathtaking and the air was really fresh too!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The place was located in Hokkaido, and the lake itself is part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. The view surrounding the lake was amazing during sakura blossom time. The place was crowded by visitors, however, no matter how many people surround it, the blue and calm water surface which is almost flawless with very little wave, and the background scenes... More

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London
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629 attraction reviews
587 helpful votes 587 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Went here as part of a larger coach trip journey of the area and this was our first stop. Magnificent scenery - fantastic panoramic view. You can take a glass bottomed boat trip, swan pedalo, stroll along the waters edge including the bridge or just enjoy that magnificent fresh air. The visitors centre does house a somewhat bizarre exhibition. There... More

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Konstanz, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Really nothing much in winter when it's all snow covered and bleak. Drive slowly, safely, and carefully, and enjoy the onsen.

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