・Early - Mid October
Maple-viewing at mysterious lake Shikotsuko.
Beautiful gradation of colors of Maples, Japanese rowan, Ginkgo can be seen from the view points, sightseeing boats, and shores.
Cocoon shape Shikotsuko (Circumference: approx. 40km, depthe: about 360m) is located in Shikotsu Toya National Park and is famous for its clear water.
It is the second deepest lake in Japan after Tazawako in Akita Pref.
From the lake, magnificent view of autumn color of Mt. Eniwa, Mt. Fuppushi, Mt. Tarumae, and Mt. Monbetsu can be seen.
The lake is one of famous maple-viewing spot in Hokkaido.
Access/Fees/Opening hours/Contact etc.
・From "Shin Chitose Airport Sta.", about 54min. by bus.
・From "Chitose Airport Sta.", about 44min. by bus.
・From "Shin Chitose Airport Sta.", about 40min.
・From Sapporo, about 1 hour via Route 453.
0123-25-2404（Shikotsuko Visitor Center）
0123-24-8818（Chitose Tourist Association）