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Shikaribetsu Lake

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Address: Daisetsuzan | Daisetsuzan National Park, Kato-gun, Shikaoi-cho, Hokkaido
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Small and simple igloo village in winter

Not a very large ice village, just a simple one, with a few igloos. Rather picturesque though, and we did not regret the drive up. the little town of Shikaoi at the foot of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 March 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Here is nothing,but here is everything. Nature,beautiful scenery,no artificial lights,starting sky. If U will visit to Japan,it's one of the best choice.

Thank 鏑木 虎
Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Highly recommended for family with small kids. Kids can enjoy delightful encounters with natural creatures like fox, chipmunks, crayfish, ducks, and so many insects while adults can submerge themselves into the soul-cleansing atmosphere. Unfortunately, we went there on a cloudy/rainy day and couldn't see the stars at night. But it is known to be one of the best places in... More 

Thank Sun K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Not a very large ice village, just a simple one, with a few igloos. Rather picturesque though, and we did not regret the drive up. the little town of Shikaoi at the foot of the mountain is also very pretty. The ice bar is pretty interesting, where we had our drinks in ice mugs. There is an outdoor onsen, but... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

During the Shikaribetsu kotan period (late January to early March), two outdoor hot spring tubs are set at the centre of the frozen lake. There are specific hours for mixed bath, men only bath and women only bath. During the mixed bath hours, you can wear your swimsuits. You just can't get any closer to the lake than bathing literally... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

Myself and a group of friends were staying in Asahikawa and thought we would give this place a visit as we had a rental car. In terms of the village on the lake there was the small igloos, the outdoor onsen and the ice bar. The ice bar was definitely worth having a look at and we also got some... More 

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