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Ice World Can Be Enjoyed on Frozen Lake -Shikaribetsuko Kotan in Shikaoi-

February 22nd, 2016

Shikaribetsuko Kotan (然別コタン) is a winter event held from late January to late March in Lake Shikaribetsu (然別湖), Shikaoi town located in the northwestern part of Obihiro city. It strated near the Shikaribetsu Kohan Onsen (然別湖畔温泉) resort in 1981. Buildings that Inuit people called igloo made of snow and ice are built on the frozen Lake Shikaribetsu, and a kotan (コタン * village of the Ainu people) is formed.

Hot Spring Resort and Shikaribetsu Kotan
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi

There are an ice bar, an ice hotel, an ice chapel, open-air baths on ice, an ice maze at the Shikaribetsu Kotan, and visitors can enjoy drinking at the ice bar and watching a concert at the ice hall and staying at the ice hotel, and the snowmobile can be ridden. Especially, the open-air baths on ice is famous as a rare hot spring, this is one of an eye-catcher of Shikaribetsu Kotan. At a place getting cool nearly 20 degrees celsius below zero, please fully enjoy non-daily life. But please make sure you will protect yourself against cold weather.

Entance of Shikaribetsuko Kotan
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi

There are the Ice Glass Making Experience Room, the ice bar, the ice theater and the ice hall near the entrance. There is not a restroom at the Shikaribetsu Kotan, and the visiotrs must go a public restroom near Shikaribetsu Nature Center and a souvenir shop.

Ice Glass Making Experience Room
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Look of Ice Glass Making Experience Room
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Glasses Are Set
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Glass
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Bar, Ice Theater and Ice Hall at Building
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Bar
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Bar
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Seats
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Tables
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Hall
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Bear and Ice Rabbit Are Guest
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Shikaribetsuko Kotan
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi

When the visitors go down a hill, the visiots reach to the frozen Lake Shikaribetsu. I felt it became bitterly cold more. There are a snowmobile experience place, an ice maze, an ice hotel, an ice chapel and the open-air bath on the frozen lake.

Snowmobile Experience Fee: JPY 2000
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Snowmobiles
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Maze
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Igloo of Ice Hotel
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Hotel
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Snow Art Works Build
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Igloo
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Igloo that Students Make to Come Here on School Trip
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Chapel
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Ice Chapel
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Nothing
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Spas and Hotel Fusui
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Bath
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi

Atmosphere of Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Bath on Ice Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shikaribetsuko Kotan Open-air Bath on Ice

Chinese University Students Are Making Igloo
Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival in Shikaoi

Atmosphere of Shikaribetsuko Kotan Festival Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shikaribetsuko Kotan

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 cars)
Business hour 06:30-22:00
Regular closing day From late March to mid January
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)
Booking

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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