Shikaribetsu Lake

Shikaribetsu Lake is one of the best tourist spots to go in Shikaoi, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.  Here're guides for booking, access, map, spots nearby, reviews and photos of Shikaribetsu Lake posted by Japanese travelers who have actually been there.

Shikaribetsu Lake Reviews

Shikaribetsu Lake Kotan is an icy village appears only in midwinter on the frozen lake surface. There're bar, open-air bath of ice, and even ice houses! We can enjoy the cold Hokkaido to our hearts' content. You need cars or bus to access here. We stay in the ice house (igloo) in the third pic, and rent sleeping bags and winter outfits, or we can run to the hotel when we're cold. The Milky Way can be seen before dawn in the late February.