Mystical Lake Shikotsu is surrounded by virgin forest. The springs of Shikotsuko Onsen, situated along the lake's east bank, were bored in 1974. Located in an area where sightseeing boats dock, there are many restaurants and souvenir shops in the district. The waters of the area's hypotonic mildly alkaline springs are said to treat a wide range of ailments, including nerve pain, muscle soreness, and joint pain, in addition to aiding recovery from fatigue; they are also drinkable. Akihime Ontama Rice is a local specialty dish made with kokanee salmon transplanted to Lake Shikotsu from Lake Akan, and visitors can try this tasty meal at any of the hot spring inns in the area. Junmaishu sake and shochu liquors made with Lake Shikotsu water make for perfect souvenirs. Visitors can also find many elegant Japanese and Western style confections made with the finest ingredients in the area.
Review of Shikotsuko OnsenTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
- Hokkaido Chitose-shi Shikotsukonsen [map]
- Water type
- sodium-hydrogen carbonate/chloride spring
- Temperature of spring
- nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, aid recovery from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, frozen shoulders, Bruises, chronic digestive diseases, chronic skin diseases, cuts, burns, Hemorrhoids, skin beautifying propertiesetc
- Number of source springs
- not specified
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.