Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan(Hokkaido)

Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan(Hokkaido) Hokkaido

It takes about 1 hour 40 minutes by bus from Obihiro to Lake Shikaribetsu.
In the Lake Shikaribetsu, “Ice Village(Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan)” emerges only during the winter (from February to mid March).

▼【Official】Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan

1.【Afternoon】Walk for Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan

After arriving at Lake Shikaribetsu,I put the luggage at the hotel, first to visit “Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan” during the day.
With the power of nature, on the frozen lake, They make some buildings called igloo with snow and ice.
Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan
“Tenbou-san(mountain)” which is called “lips mountain” is visible in the front.
When the lake surface is not frozen, when it is calm, it is reflected on the lake surface “Tenbou-san(mountain)” and it seems to be a human lips.

【Afternoon】Walk for Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan
There was a bear in the concert hall.
The art is fine.

【Afternoon】Walk for Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan
“Ice bar” while there is sun
From transparent ice, natural lights are plugged in gently.

2.【At dusk】Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan

【At dusk】Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan
The sunset is lit, the lights are lit up in Igloo.

【At dusk】Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan/hokkaido
Unlike ‘Kamakura’ made of snow ‘Igloo’ is made by loading ice blocks.
By the light, the brick-like silhouette emerges and is beautiful.

【At dusk】Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan/hokkaido
Ice chapel and lips mountain.

【At dusk】Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan
I saw the lakeside from “Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan”.

【At dusk】Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan
You can see from the transparent window of the ice bar that the evening is coming down.

3.【Night】ICE-on-open-air bath + ice bar in Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan

【Night】ICE-on-open-air bath + ice bar in Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan
It became 20:00 and “ICE on the open-air bath” became time for women only.
I immediately went to a hot spring.

How about getting crowded? I was worried, but it was not so.
Maybe because there are many people coming by a couple…

▼Because I did not take pictures of “ICE-on-open-air bath”, refer to Youtube

Ice chapel in Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan/Hokkaido
Ice chapel in night.

I left from the “ICE-on-open-air bath”, I went to “Ice bar”.
ice bar in Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan/Hokkaido
I had my original cocktail “Sky of Tokachi sunny blue sky (maybe)” in ICE glass(you need extra charge).
A toast with the BEAR just before.

ice bar in Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan/Hokkaido
I was able to have a good time with BEAR.

ice bar in Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan/Hokkaido
Another cocktail.

ice bar in Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan/Hokkaido
I went to the theater in Ice bar.
You can see the movie “Until the Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan is built”.
I was touched by the fact that “ice”, “snow” and “PASSION” are creating “Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan” for 36 years.

4.【External Edition】Ice glass in my room

ice glass Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan/Hokkaido
I can bring back the ICE glass to may hotel room.
Do not wet the floor.
So, I put it on the ashtray, poured the famous “Sapporo Classic” specialty in Hokkaido.

The ice glass melted, the hole opened, I was able to see a comical scene like “Standing ○ ○ ○”…

▼【Official】Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan

5.Access to Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan

You can catch a bus from the bus terminal of Obihiro station and arrive in about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Since the end point of the bus is “Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan”, do not worry…

▼ Please download the timetable(No5 新得・鹿追・然別湖線) on the official website of Hokkaido Takumi Bus.

6.Accommodation in Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan

There are only two hotels in the Lake Shikaribetsu below.

Shikaribetsuko Hotel Fuusui

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