Lake Shikotsu is a freshwater lake located in Chitose city, Hokkaido. It is located in the Shikotsu Toya National Park and is the northernmost ice-free lake in Japan. Here are three hotels overlooking Lake Shikotsu in this area which you’ll be glad to stay at throughout the four seasons.

Marukoma Onsen Ryokan Which Opened in 1915

The hotel has plenty of local dishes available, including the famous luxurious Shikotsu food, Himemasu cuisine. With a little seasoning, you’ll be able to taste the original flavor of these local ingredients in the form of raw slices or roasted. At the buffet-style breakfast, there is freshly baked bread every morning. With the landscape of Lake Shikotsu outside the window, you can spend an elegant morning time at the hotel.

Spot information

  • Spot name: Marukoma Onsen Ryokan (丸駒温泉旅館)

  • Street address: 7 Horobinai, Chitose-shi, Hokkaidō 066-0287
  • Access: 54 minutes by bus from New Chitose Airport, 44 minutes from JR Chitose Station
  • 15 minutes by bus from Shikotsukohan bus terminal to Marukoma Hot Spring bus (for hotel guests only).

Lakeside Villa Suimeikaku, A Hotel Which Is In Walking Distance of Lake Shikotsu

Upon arrival, you can have a welcome drink for free at the lounge which has a fireplace. From their outdoor open-air bath available for private rent, you can see the majestic Lake Shikotsu. There are only 8 rooms in total. For those staying in the Deluxe Twin room, you can hog the view of Shikotsu lake on one side of the large window of the bathroom. Meanwhile, the unique Japanese-Western style room, a fusion of Japanese and Europe elements, is a special room where you can see Lake Shikotsu from anywhere in the room. Why not make memories of your journey while watching the magical scenery of Lake Shikotsu that changes every second, from the morning till the evening?

Spot information

  • Spot name: Lakeside Villa Suimeikaku (レイクサイド ヴィラ翆明閣)
  • Street address: Shikotsuko-Onsen, Chitose-shi, Hokkaidō 066-0281
  • Access: 54 minutes by bus from New Chitose Airport, 44 minutes from JR Chitose Station

Kyukamura Shikotsuko

Relax in the quality natural hot spring which is a favourite of many women. In summer, you can enjoy camping outdoors. Tools for outdoor cooking and ingredient for meals are provided, so you can stay here comfortably. As you stay here, watching the view of Lake Shikotsu spreading in front of you, the famous mountain Eniwa on the other side, and seeing the sunset dipping down the mountains, you can make the best memories. This is a place which is highly recommended for those who are new to camping!

Spot information

  • Spot name: Kyukamura Shikotsuko(休暇村支笏湖)
  • Street address: Shikotsuko-Onsen, Chitose-shi, Hokkaidō 066-0281
  • Access: 54 minutes by bus from New Chitose Airport, 44 minutes from JR Chitose Station
  • There is a bus service to the holiday villa which you can reserve.

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