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Lake Shikotsu

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Address: Chitose, Hokkaido
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On the way to Niseko- Hirafu

If you are driving to Hitafu to ski or visit in the summer it is always a surprise to come across this Lake especially when there is snow everywhere. If you are heading to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are driving to Hitafu to ski or visit in the summer it is always a surprise to come across this Lake especially when there is snow everywhere. If you are heading to the Niseko region make sure that you check the map so that you don't kiss it. Travel south of the Lake. You need to watch carefully... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This lake may be relatively lacking of background sceneries e.g. high mountains which does not really attract my attention much. This lake is within the way from Sapporo to Noboribetsu, Muroran, Lake Toya-ko and further. Worth stopping by this area for a break though.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We spent one night here in summer. The wild bird sanctuary is just a short walk from the village and should not be missed. The signage (in English) should enable even bird novices to identify the various species which fill the forest with their enthusiastic calls. We also tried the pedal boat ride (1500y for 30min) which require a fair... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It is worth to visit, very beautiful lake. 10 minutes to drive from Chitose town. Chuo bus has tour to visit Lake Shikotsu. You can combine with some other tourist course including Lake Shikotsu. The season of spring and autum are good.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Lake is beautiful, water is sooo clean and clear. Surrounding is quite peaceful, and we enjoy our walk around. Worth to visit to sit down and enjoy the scenery.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lake Shikotsu was absolutely beautiful. It is just a short ride from Chitose and well worth the trip.

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Seoul, South Korea
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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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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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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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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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Address: Chitose, Hokkaido
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Hokkaido  >  Chitose

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