日本での一年間

March 4, 2009

Lake Shikotsu

Filed under: Domestic, Events, Hokkaido, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 3:51 am

During one of our days in Hokkaido, my friends and I rented a car and drove out to scenic Lake Shikotsu (支笏湖), an hour and a half drive south of Sapporo city. The lake is part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. Right next to the lake, they have a light up, where they build sculptures out of ice and light them up in bright pastels. It was amazing to visit the lake and watch the Japanese tourists get off their tour buses in droves and head straight for the artificial light up, while a much more beautiful scenic lake was right next to the little lights. But, apparently, that doesn’t interest the average Japanese tourist.

Our first view of Lak Shikotsu from a view point off the road.

Our first view of Lake Shikotsu from a view point off the road.

Arrived at Lake Shikotsu!

Arrived at Lake Shikotsu!

The cat who we found sitting inside the visitors center

The cat who we found sitting inside the visitor's center

Dusk at Lake Shikotsu

Dusk at Lake Shikotsu

Another view at dusk

Another view at dusk

The bridge at Lake Shikotsu

The bridge at Lake Shikotsu

The very last bit of light hits the lake

The very last bit of light hits the lake

Looking at the bridge from the other side. The colored lights are the light up

Looking at the bridge from the other side. The colored lights are the light up

The light up from afar

The light up from afar

Inside a cave in the light up

Inside a cave in the light up

Pretty pastel lights

Pretty pastel lights

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2 Comments »

  1. すごくきれいで不思議だわ
    行きたいわ

    Comment by reccaphoenix — March 6, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

  2. 機会があったら、行った方が良いよ。本当にきれいな所だよ。

    Comment by myyearinjapan — March 7, 2009 @ 2:25 pm


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