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Lake Shikotsu

Lake Shikotsu is a caldera lake that offers a relaxing ambiance and stunning natural views. It is a part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. It’s tucked away in the southwest part of Hokkaido. The average depth is 869 feet with a maximum depth of 1,191 feet, which makes it the second deepest lake in all of Japan. It is also the northernmost ice-free lake in all of Japan. It was created about 50,000 years ago and its name comes from “shikot” meaning “hollow” or “big depression.” The Japanese tried to rename the lake “Engi” but that name didn’t catch on.

Lake Shikotsu is a caldera lake that offers a relaxing ambiance and stunning natural views. It is a part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. It’s tucked away in the southwest part of Hokkaido. The average depth is 869 feet with a maximum depth of 1,191 feet, which makes it the second deepest lake in all of Japan. It is also the northernmost ice-free lake in all of Japan. It was created about 50,000 years ago and its name comes from “shikot” meaning “hollow” or “big depression.” The Japanese tried to rename the lake “Engi” but that name didn’t catch on.

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Canoeing

Paddle your way across this beautiful lake. Enjoy the fresh air, exercise and chance to relax in a splendid, peaceful environment.

Fishing

The fishing here is amazing for Remote Lands clients who find both joy and peace while angling. The river is full of salmon and other fish. Red salmon, known as “chippu,” is popular here. It was first introduced in 1895 from Lake Akan.

Hokkaido Barbecue College

Visit the college and try some of the very best beef around Japan, if not the world. The chefs here are outstanding, the students eager and the food is simply delicious. Highly recommended by Remote Lands staff.

Horse Riding

Saddle up for a great ride led by your guide and you meander through one of the most beautiful, scenic parts of Japan.

Mountain Biking

Peddled your way on a lovely, scenic ride which puts you right in the heart of nature and allows for group interaction along the way. Stop for photographs or even a picnic lunch.

Volcanoes

Lake Shikotsu is surrounded by three volcanoes: Mount Tarumae in the south, Mount Fuppushi and Mount Eniwa. Hike, walk, trek and photograph to your heart’s content.

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Hokkaido: Japan’s Natural Playground

Hokkaido: Japan’s Natural Playground

Author : Jay Tindall
Remote Lands clients should consider Hokkaido, which is a lovely part of Japan. While Japan works to recover from its nuclear issues and the tsunami, showing the resilience of her people, Hokkaido looms as a northern respite.
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