• Enchanted by the sparkle of Lake Shikotsu.
  • Enchanted by the sparkle of Lake Shikotsu.
  • Enchanted by the sparkle of Lake Shikotsu.

Enchanted by the sparkle of
Lake Shikotsu.

Lake Shikotsu, where the water with high transparency is beautiful, is a mysterious lake surrounded by primitive forests.
You can enjoy beautiful scenery and various activities that are fascinating every season.

Green season

Lake Shikotsu is filled with clean water. This rare lake has beautiful waterfronts and a variety of spots and activities to enjoy it. Enjoy the scenery and water activities of Lake Shikotsu, such as “Clear Kayak” where you can experience the beauty of the best lake in Japan.

Green season

Green season

01Stroll around Lake Shikotsu

Stroll around Lake Shikotsu

Stroll around Lake Shikotsu

Within walking distance of the hotel, there are many spots where you can get a panoramic view of Lake Shikotsu.
If the weather is nice, you can also take a stroll along the lake.
In addition, the Lake Shikotsu shopping street of onsen area is lined with souvenir shops such as Ainu folk crafts, where you can enjoy meals of Lake Shikotsu's specialty.

Enjoy Lake Shikotsu and the forest

Please feel free to contact the front desk for details.

Enjoy Lake Shikotsu and the forest

02Enjoy Lake Shikotsu
through activities

Enjoy Lake Shikotsu through activities

Enjoy Lake Shikotsu through activities

In summer, you can enjoy Lake Shikotsu from canoe, kayak and sightseeing boat where you can enjoy the beauty of Lake Shikotsu up close.
Diving and snorkeling in the clear lake that boasts the best water quality in Japan, you can enjoy beautiful underwater flowers and living creatures.

Activities

  • Sightseeing Boat

    Sightseeing Boat

    Date From middle of Apr.to early of Nov.

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  • Soto cafe Canoe Tour

    Soto cafe Canoe Tour

    Date From spring to autumn

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  • Lake Shikotsu River Snorkeling

    Lake Shikotsu River Snorkeling

    Date From spring to autumn

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Snow season

Transparency is the best in Japan. One of the northern most non-freezing lakes and the best water volume and depth in Japan. The water of Lake Shikotsu, which has been filled with water, can be enjoyed only in winter. Enjoy the wonders of Lake Shikotsu's water, which is the origin of the water pond, and the natural charm of Lake Shikotsu in winter.

Snow season

Snow season

01Chitose・Lake Shikotsu
Snow Festival 氷濤まつり

Chitose・Lake Shikotsu Snow Festival 氷濤まつり

Chitose・Lake Shikotsu Snow Festival 氷濤まつり

Chitose・Lake Shikotsu Snow Festival 氷濤まつり

Chitose・Lake Shikotsu Snow Festival 氷濤まつり

It is an annual event of ice and lights at Lake Shikotsu, and it is held from the end of January to the middle of February. Dynamic ice world is made by spraying the clear water of lake; it takes two whole months to make. The place is beside in our hotel Mizu no Uta, you can walk there.
It is entertaining, representative Hokkaido’s winter festival as well as Snow Festival in Sapporo.

Lake Shikotsu, elegant blue

Almost all lakes in Hokkaido are frozen, and just like the wilderness, only the non-freezing lake, Shikotsu, reflects the blue sky and remains blue in winter. In cold and clear air, Lake Shikotsu Blue is beautiful. Lake Shikotsu at this time is particularly attractive.

Lake Shikotsu, elegant blue

02Enjoy winter activities of
Lake Shikotsu

Enjoy winter activities of Lake Shikotsu

Enjoy winter activities of Lake Shikotsu

Winter is the season when the transparency of the lake increases and you can feel its cleanliness more. Wearing a dry suit, you can enjoy Lake Shikotsu activities without feeling much cold.
Experience that can only be done here.

Activities

  • Clear Kayak

    Clear Kayak

    Date Until end of Mar.

    HP

  • Lake Shikotsu Diving

    Lake Shikotsu Diving

    Date From 24th Dec. to end of Mar.

    HP

  • Lake Walking

    Lake Walking

    Date From Jan. to 20th Mar.

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03Stroll through the winter forest
to enjoy the cold winter

Stroll through the winter forest to enjoy the cold winter

Stroll through the winter forest to enjoy the cold winter

Wearing snowshoes and going out to the pure white winter forest that can only be enjoyed in winter.
"Snowshoe walking" is a place where you cannot walk in the bamboo grasses in summer, but in the winter you can go in from the snow.
Looking down on the blue Lake Shikotsu from the top of a small mountain, and “observing footprints” of animals such as deer, rabbits, and foxes are fun only in winter.

About Lake Shikotsu

Lake Shikotsu's climate and clothing

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Lake Shikotsu's climate and clothing

Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa MIZU NO UTA