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Kayak on winter waters of diamond-like clarity!


Experience wonderful nature up close on the water and on the shore


Lake Shikotsu: a sparkling jewel within the Shikotsu-Toya National Park in Hokkaido famed for its crystal-clear waters.
So pristine, in fact, they’ve been rated the purest nationwide for 10 consecutive years! Nowhere else in Japan can you see so deep into the lake – sights you can now savor to the full on our clear-bottom kayak tours.


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Autumn visitors can expect a visual feast of colored leaves, frogs about to spawn and sockeye salmon. Winter, meanwhile, sees the lake at its most transparent, with the added magic of surrounding snowy peaks and glimpses of wild deer and foxes on the shores.
Less than a 90-minute drive from Sapporo or 40 minutes from Chitose Airport.


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Contribution to Sustainability

Lake Shikotsu Caldera was formed by a large--scale volcanic eruption more than 40,000 years ago. The tour provider, Ocean days, the bottom of the lake.


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