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Sapporo, 17 Aug.

Lake Shikotsu

Lake Shikotsu Lake Shikotsu Lake Shikotsu

The second deepest and clearest lake in Japan, Lake Shikotsu is about an hour’s travel from Sapporo and is known for never freezing over despite being so far north. Pleasure cruises are available from the shore, and there are other sites to explore in the same national park such as the Yacho-no-Mori bird sanctuary. The Lake Shikotsu Koyo Festival and Ice Festival are also very much worth seeing and many of the restaurants offer dishes made from authentic local ingredients such as red salmon to enjoy.

Welcome to Sapporo

Tokyo (Narita) to Lake Shikotsu, Sapporo

  1. Narita Airport

    1 h 40 min

    From 4,400 yen

  2. New Chitose Airport

    • Bus

    55 min

    1,100 yen

  3. Shikotsuko Bus Stop

    • Walk

    3 min

  4. Lake Shikotsu

    Shikotsu-ko Onsen Bangaichi, Chitose, Hokkaido Prefecture

    Free

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.