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Rich Nature and Clear Natural Water -Lake Shikaribetsu in Shikaoi-

May 30th, 2014

Lake Shikaribetsu (然別湖) is only one natural lake in the Eastern Daisetsu Area of Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) and is located at the hightest altitude with 810 m above sea level in the lakes of Hokkaido, and it is famous that many freshwater fish "Dolly Varden Trout (オショロコマ)" habite in the Lake Shikaribetsu. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Lake Shikaribetsu from Onsen Resort
Lake Shikaribetsu

Water transparency is also high and is the second after Lake Mashu (摩周湖) in Japan. Activities such as canoes are prosperous in the surface of the lake. There is Shikaribetsu Kohan Onsen (然別湖畔温泉) resort in the west side of the lake, and there are camping ground and Yamada Onsen in the north side of the lake.

Lake Shikaribetsu from Camping Ground

Atmosphere of Lake Shikaribetsu Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Lake Shikaribetsu

Most famous event of Lake Shikaribetsu is Shikaribetsuko Kotan (然別コタン) that is held in a winter. Ice buildings form a village on the surface of the frozen lake, tourists can take a bath while looking over the snowy world at open-air baths, and the tourists can enjoy drinking liquor at an ice bar, or can stay at an ice hotel. The tourists can enjoy non-daily life. By the way, please make sure you will protect yourself against cold weather at a place getting cold nearly 20 degrees celsius below zero.

Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi

Atmosphere of Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 cars)
Business hour Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open year all round
Telephone number +81-156-69-8181
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 702 388 482*28

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Shikaribetsukohan Onsen.

Hotel Fusui(ホテル風水)

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park