Lake Shikotsu-ko

Travel Guide - Lake Shikotsu-ko

Information

Lake Shikotsu-ko, a volcanic caldera lake 40.3 kilometers around, was created by a major eruption 40,000 years ago.
It is the second deepest lake in Japan: 363 meters in depth.
The lake is surrounded by mountain peaks - Mt.
Eniwadake on its north and Mt.
Tarumae and Mt.
Fuppushi on its south - which are beautifully reflected in the lake.

A sightseeing boat is available for visitors from April to early-Novemver.
A rent-a-bicycle service is also available and is operated by the ryokan Japanese inn situated along the lake.

Opening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Visitor Center: 9:00 - 17:30 (April - November)
  • Visitor Center: 9:30 - 16:30 (December - March)

Closed

  • No closing days
  • Visitor Center: Tuesdays (December - March)

Access / Public Transport

  • 40 minutes from JR Chitose Station by the bus bound for Shikotsu-ko. Get off at Shikotsu-ko Bus stop.

Address / Location

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James L @JamesLi01714808 - 2021-09-13
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James L @JamesLi01714808 - 2021-09-11
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Best Of Pict @BestOfPict - 2017-03-21
Sunrise Lake Shikotsu by Jimmy Chau https://t.co/yAEff4YxPj
M Lucy Kobayashi @LucyKob - 2017-03-21
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M Lucy Kobayashi @LucyKob - 2017-03-19
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