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Lake Shikotsu

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Address: Chitose, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 9052211908
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Quiet and beautiful!

If you go there in winter, a few hours is enough for you to walk around there. If it is autumn and summer, there're many activities for you to choose. You can take the boat there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hong Kong, China
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singapore
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place and stayed in the resort nearby. Love the environment the people there. The view is beautiful but sunset too early. Will visit this place again if i have the chance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the lake before few years ago during Dec, but there isn't much to see other than having a look at the lake. I went there again this year during Jan when the snow festival was held and it is a must visit place now!!! Lots of spectacular ice sculpture that we can take photos, its like a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go there in winter, a few hours is enough for you to walk around there. If it is autumn and summer, there're many activities for you to choose. You can take the boat there to enjoy a trip on the lake. You may also go hiking.

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in this area. Nothing much to do in this area except for the views around the lake. Visitor center gives you an idea on how this area is formed. The area around the visitor center have some quaint eating area and snacks place. However if you want away from the hustle and bustle of city living,... More 

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Singapore
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Lake Shikotsu is a caldera lake formed from collapses in the earth after a series of volcanic eruptions. From high ground where shops and eateries line the perimeter of the area, you will already get a great view of the lake. As you trek down, you will see a different angle of the lake and there are sightseeing boats that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The northernmost ice-free lake and second largest lake in Japan that goes to 363m deep. Peaceful and quiet with the mountains in the background. We didn't meet any tourists. A few highly exclusive small hotels at the lakeside. The restaurants only take in-house guests so best to make an early room reservation if you want to really enjoy this lake.... More 

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Tsukuba, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Very clean water is observed. Very beautiful lake in the bowl shaped with blueish water. I enjoyed drive and buckwheat noodles with fish as lunch. The fish may not be from the lake as I did not see any commercial infrastructures. Give a try once in summer!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I visited this area during winter. The snow and the cool feeling make this lake really beautiful. Not much of noise, one a while may have a small group of peoples drop by, but overall is quiet. Is a nice place to relax and enjoy the sunset by the lake. The are nice accommodation around. Recommend to stay at least... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This lake offers amazing view be it day or evening hours. I was there at 4 pm and had chance to see its view at dusk. Besides, this is the venue of the annual Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival (available with bus tour from JR Sapporo Station).

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Thank Knight298570
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

When we arrived this place around 5pm, the sun was setting and it was getting dark. It was quite cold with the sea breeze. Only managed to spend about 30 minutes before moving on the journey. Nevertheless, the lakeside scenery overlooking the mountains was beautiful and calm. One can easily spend a 1 to 2 hours strolling along the lake... More 

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