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Lake Shikotsu, Chitose

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Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Lake Shikotsu represents one of Japan's deepest bodies of water, offering fine views of a still-active volcano. Formed some 30,000 years ago, the caldera doesn't freeze in the winter, despite the cold northern climate. The eastern shore features hotels and hot spring resorts for tourists, while a nearby canyon shelters rich plant life and over twenty types of moss viewable from an observation deck--an ideal destination for nature lovers. Stroll around the lake's rim or hike up the volcano and enjoy the views over the deserted crater landscape and the glimmering water. Put Lake Shikotsu into our Chitose trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chitose.
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  • Untouched nature is still everywhere, like sushi, typical Lake souvenir city now is relatively small, so calm down, enjoy.
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  • Parking fee is ¥ 410. It seems a souvenir shop also is a spa town. Swan boat Terminal. But didn't you go. Room leaves were beautiful, but weather is good more good views though.
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  • It seems Lake transparency of 1 and 2 in Japan. Quite some foreign tourists. It was a big lake.
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Where to stay in Chitose

Chitose has a large number of accommodations for a city of its size, because of its large international airport. In the city center, you'll find an abundance of hotels of all varieties, usually used for convenience before or after a flight. Some more interesting accommodations can be found to the west of here in the national park, where visitors will find a decent number of options, including traditional guesthouses next to the scenic bodies of water, mountains, and hot springs.
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