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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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  • One of Hokkaido's leading tourist destinations. Views of Mount eniwa in the big lake. Various facilities such as camping and hot springs.
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  • The drive was fun. Round walk on the road, but place turns into the field where the mountains face the round-up and around I could enjoy the view of what. I think it is also good because the Observatory is a place located on a hill, and from there you can view. Was a beautiful Lake, and clear water.
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  • Ice went to the Festival. The festival itself is great, but the bus from Chitose station in packed 40 minutes standing because moderate resolution. Rose fireworks on Saturday, I went there because it was crowded. Last buses also have 3 cars would operate.
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  • Calm and peaceful location for those if you that prefer the zen feel rather than a beach resort. It is a place suitable for all weather and season. My favourite are Winter - although cold, but the lake is surrounded by white land covered in snow. If you come in the right time, you also get to enjoy the blue/ice festival that lights up throughout the day. Autumn - the land is covered by the red, orange and yellow flavour of the season.
  • calm, peaceful and pretty. I recommend you to go there when its nice weather otherwise water clarity won't be good.
  • Water of this lake is very pure. The transparency of water of the river is extremely high. You can see the bottom of the river as if there is no water. There is a railroad bridge which was used for transporting woods. The scenery of the lake including these artifacts is attractive.
  • Nice day out,very scenic,nice food and you can scuba dive as well,very rel axing.pedal swan boats are expensive ¥2000/€18 for 30mins.
  • the driveway to marukoma ryokan was like lake Thun in Switzerland. I would say it was the one of the best lake with a view. Not to mention, ryokan was the number 1,natural hot spring.
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