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Address: Chitose, Hokkaido
Visit Lake Shikotsu like an insider
Top Rated
$85*
and up
Small-Group Mt Tarumae Hike with Japanese Onsen from Sapporo

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very beautiful lake

We attended a day tour to the lake. It was very beautiful and tranquil. But the ice sculputures and lightings was not very large scale as I have thought. But the lake was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Xixi066
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China
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Seoul, South Korea
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Still covered with lots of snow. We were amazed by how beautiful it was as we drove by. We want to go back to experience it again.

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China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We attended a day tour to the lake. It was very beautiful and tranquil. But the ice sculputures and lightings was not very large scale as I have thought. But the lake was very beautiful, water very clear.

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Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I enjoyed my winter trip to Lake shikotsu during my recent trip in feb 2015. It was a great experience for me . Walking distance from the hotel to lake shilotsu was less than 5 minutes . Food stall along the way especially warm milk and sweet corn .

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lake Shikotsu is about one and a half hours drive from Sapporo. The entrance to the Ice festival illumination was through an ice tunnel. The sculptures were beautifully and colorfully illuminated. It was very cold at -8C, so come prepared with warm clothing and snow boots. My iPhone hung due to the extreme coldness. The lake doesn't freeze even though... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There is nothing much to do in winter but nice view. Small shops around and once again nothing special. That said come around this little town for hot springs / onsen in winter.

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Redwood City, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Relaxing to soak in the hot springs while watching the snow cap lake views... Stroll along the lake was also magical, and we took so many great pictures.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This resort is like heaven, good food, room, amenities. Beautiful lake and forest, flowers, birdsongs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The lake is a caldera lake, which was formed from collapses in the earth after volcanic activity. Visitors can rent boats, bicycles or scuba gear to enjoy the natural surroundings. Sightseeing cruises of the lake are offered in glass bottomed boats and in speed boats from mid April to early November. Lake Shikotsuko is encircled by mountains, one of which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful,peaceful and charming lake.not far from Chitose airport and outlet.We drove from Chitose to this lake after visit Chitose salmon aquarium.the road from Chitose to Shikotsu lake is beautiful especilly in fall.we spent one night at lakeside villa.everything there was perfect.love this place.

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Hong Kong, China
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169 reviews 169 reviews
32 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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