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Lake Shikotsu

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Address: Chitose, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 9052211908
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Come in February for the ice festival!

I went to Sapporo in February for the snow festival, and keeping with the theme, I took a day trip to Shikotsu for the ice festival. Although not as grand in scale, there's quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a lot of viewing spots... mostly tree-lined roads with constant traffic. Made worse by Mother Nature giving us grey clouds & light drizzle so we missed the "crystal blue" hues ... Ensure good weather ahead of your trip - else not worth it !!

Thank suissunaifu
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Sapporo in February for the snow festival, and keeping with the theme, I took a day trip to Shikotsu for the ice festival. Although not as grand in scale, there's quite a few grottos and structures made of ice, and in Japanese style, they are illuminated at night. There's also a (children's) ice rink and some ice... More 

Thank PsychoSavager
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here three times and lake scenery and clouds vary always with good photo opportunities. Must try the lake cruise when there and try the melon or haskap ice cream, cheese mocha, takotaki and grilled seafood opposite visitor centre.

Thank Hotabouthotspring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an awesome time doing the swan boat ride. We also took the boat ride and my first experience looking under water. It was worth it. We had a really good time.

Thank Olivia S
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the nice long drive with views of this lake and it was lovely. You have to take care when driving, two cars ran off the road and I suspect it's because of altitude sickness. So wind down your window and take it slow if you're not used to driving hilly roads. There's a track leading to a campsite... More 

Thank erinSG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived at the lake late in the afternoon. Most facilities were closed or near closing, and most tourists have left. But that gives us a great opportunity to take a quiet stroll around the late. The view of Mt Fuppushi and Mt Tarumae from afar was breathtaking, as was the reflection of the sunset on the crystal clear lake.... More 

Thank Chafee
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This lake is NICE. The water is clear and peaceful. The scenery is awesome. However, the place is too quiet when we visited. We did not stay too long too.

Thank Jason L
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a lovely National Park. There are several walks with beautiful views and you can take boat rides on the lake.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is our 4th stay in this lake after right landing in nearby New Chitose airport. It is about 30km away so within 30mins' drive. In late May, sunset is around 1900 so we could still do some leisure stroll along the lake rim. This is the 1st time we could see the mts clearly from the lake rim as... More 

Thank DLi_hk
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Lake Shikotsu is mere 30 to 40 minutes drive from Chitose. This is the place to get away from hustle and bustle of city life as well as for relaxation for tourist. Essentially a caldera lake with a small town near the Visitors Centre, it's peaceful and serene. There are a few lodges and onsen in the area for those... More 

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