A trip to fantastic Lake Shikotsu, where the water is beautiful. This course allows you to enjoy a bath at the Marukoma Hot Springs, a hidden secret hot spring, and a tour of the largest freshwater fish aquarium in Japan.
This tour first takes you to the Northernmost ice-free lake “Lake Shikotsu”, Marukoma Hot Spring and a registered game reserve.
“Lake Shikotsu” is well known for the clarity of its water and the second deepest lake after Lake Tazawa. Further, the Lake Shikotsu Sightseeing Cruise, which offers a view of the area from the lake, is also an option (separate pay). We have a rest area prepared at Marukoma Hot Springs for our passengers to relax and enjoy meals and bathing (separate pay). After we leave Lake Shikotsu, we will head for the Chitose Salmon Aquarium. The aquarium boasts the largest freshwater tanks in Japan, where visitors can view salmon and other freshwater fish of the northern region. There is also an “underwater observatory,” the first of its kind in Japan, where you can view the underwater condition of the Chitose River, and the ecosystem which changes with each season.
As this tour includes stopovers at New Chitose Airport and Minami Chitose Station (near the Chitose Outlet Mall Rera) on the way back to Sapporo Station Bus Terminal, it is convenient for tourist to arrange the time schedule for connecting flights. (Apart from JR, a free shuttle bus service is provided from Rera to New Chitose Airport)