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Lake Shikotsu

Address: Chitose, Hokkaido
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$74*
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Small-Group Mt Tarumae Hike with Japanese Onsen...
84%
Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Chitose
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
179 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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156 reviews 156 reviews
29 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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248 reviews 248 reviews
79 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Tokyo
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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