Greetings, this is the Ishikari Subprefecture Bureau. The subprefecture includes Sapporo and Chitose, and has good access from within Hokkaido.
I would like to introduce to you the beautiful Lake Shikotsu and the area around it.
Lake Shikotsu is close to Sapporo, and is a national park that has the splendor of nature. It’s only an hour away from New Chitose Airport by car.
Lake Shikotsu is recognized to have one of Japan’s cleanest waters, and activities such as kayaking and rafting in the lake’s mysterious beauty is very popular. You can also take part extraordinary activities such as ice diving during winter, and even an ice festival where sprinkler water can form misty ice upon freezing, that proved to be very popular among visitors.
There are hot springs along the lake shore, where visitors can soak in the warm spring waters while gazing at the magnificent Lake Shikotsu view.
From June to August, you can enjoy local delicacies made from fresh Kokanee, a local breed of sockeye salmon. So, won’t you come and enjoy the sheer beauty of Lake Shikotsu in the summer?
For more information, visit the Chitose home page at the following link: http://www.welcome-to-chitose.jp