Shikotsuko Visitor Center
Shikotsuko Visitor Center
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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4.0 of 5 bubbles148 reviews
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Cocktail Clarence
Nicholasville, KY12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Flora and fauna all explained in the museum, with ample English translations. Try the local but simple restaurants in the village center. Great way to spend half a day.
Written 27 October 2022
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Wei
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
You have to ride the bike on the winding road shared with the trucks. A little bit too dangerous. Disappointed.
Written 27 June 2019
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Kwakaku
Sakai, Japan2,126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
As I have known Lake Shikotsu is a crater lake, I've been wondering why it has a gourd-like shape, narrowed on the north and the south shores. The center revealed the story to me.
The lake used to be round. There were two eruptions along the outer rim of the caldera, which formed two minor volcanoes in the north and the south. the volcanoes narrowed the lake. Quite simple.
The center was informative enough for me.
Written 14 August 2018
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ScambusterSZ
Sydney, Australia1,842 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a beautifully set up visitors centre with excellent displays of the local wildlife and a history of Lake Shikotsu and the surrounding mountains and volcanoes.

Most displays have an English section and there are Interactive displays.

A lovely building and very well laid out.

Well worth a visit to understand the geological history and evolution of Lake Shikotsu, which is one the largest Caldera lakes in the world.

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby as well as a nice lakeside walk.
Written 13 August 2018
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Seng Long, Seah
Singapore, Singapore246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Information place to start, it is closed for some of the days during winter.

There is a toilet which is open all day.
Written 18 December 2017
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Maria L
Gwangju, South Korea88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
This is a wonderful introduction to the surrounding nature. Amazing bird, bug, tree and plant exhibits that are interactive and helpful to discover what to see in the area. A library and a film are shown regularly. All sorts of tourist amenities - souvenirs made by locals, maps and everything, including restrooms, handicap accessible. Great stop to get oriented to enjoy the area.
Written 10 July 2017
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Jenny Sito
Singapore, Singapore93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Japanese are very methodical and polite. Good place to learn about local fauna and flora. Beautiful view of lake albeit foggy view when I was there!
Written 5 July 2017
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Jeynalsc
Selangor, Malaysia111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
You can rent a bicycle from the center and return it at Chitose station. It'll take close to 2-hours one way. The center itself has a pretty decent exhibit too, to kill time.
Written 26 May 2017
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GraftonRiverguide
Grafton, Australia546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
This centre has the requisite stuffed animals found in the vast majority of centres in Hokkaido but also has a very up to date and well presented presentation featuring different aspects of the lakes makeup and the fauna and flora that call it home. As others have noted with a ¥400 parking fee to cover there needs to be something other than a quick squiz at another scenic lake to make it worth the stop. We felt however that this was one of the better presented centres that we visited in ten days on Hokkaido and held more interest than other areas where we had copped similar parking fees and facilities were confined to the same range of specialty foods and souvenirs that are present everywhere on the island.This facility made it well worth the stop. We left knowing much more about the lake's ecosystem than when we arrived.
Written 11 November 2016
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Paul S
Sydney, Australia95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
When staying at the Lake its worth visiting the Visitor information center it has many good displays on the local area with a beautiful view over the lake, and is a nice place to just sit and relax and the near by main car park area is where they have many snow sculptures on display in the winter.
Written 18 October 2016
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