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Lake Shikotsu

Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Chitose
Type: Bodies of Water
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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581 attraction reviews
495 helpful votes 495 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I would highly recommend everyone to visit Lake Toya and Lake Shikotsu for amazing sceneries, beautiful and peaceful lakes. I did some online research and found it quite hard to visit Lake Toya and Lake Shikotsu using public transport, therefore I decided to purchase an one day bus tour. (I am not suppose to elaborate further or this post will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took the bus tour (www.japanican.com) to Lake Shikotsu & Lake Toya. I've to praise the Japanese for keeping the water so clean & clear. The view is magnificent. Though the boat ride in Lake Shikotsu was about 30 minutes, it's very relaxing.

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Sapporo, Japan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Kayaking is the best way to really see this beautiful lake close. English speaking booking/guiding available at Ootaki Outdoor Adventures on Route 276 between Toya and Shikotsu (need your own car to get there). 2 hours of kayak instruction, snack time on a beach, shrimp catching and cooking, swimming. Price includes CD of your tour pictures and quick-dry clothes/water shoes... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The moss gorge (Koke no Domon) and Bifue falls (taki) are both along the 276 road that goes along the (I think) southern shore of Lake Shikotsu. They are a nice way to enjoy your time within close distance to Chitose airport. Koke no Domon is free (though they will ask for a small donation) and is an easy, though... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Great for walking around the lake and enjoying the lovely scenery. There are some shops for a quick snack around the lake with plenty of seats for you to rest your weary feet.

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