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Ice Walking on Hokkaido’s Lake Shikotsu

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1h 30m
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  • Enjoy prized Lake Shikotsu on a cold winter’s day

  • Walk safely and comfortably on the ice around the lake

  • Jump into the lake, which doesn’t entirely freeze in winter

  • Relive your childhood as you have fun with snow and ice

  • Receive your photos afterward - the perfect memories

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    English-speaking guide

  • What's included

    Equipment (including drysuit, gloves, hat, and/or water shoes or boots)

  • What's included


  • What's included


  • What's excluded

    Disposable heat pack

Know Before You Book

  • You may use your own camera for photos, but we will not be responsible for any damage or loss

  • Please pick up your trash

  • Provided water shoes or boots are up to 30 cm in size

  • Provided drysuits can fit a person up to 190 cm tall

  • Participants must be in good physical condition, and at least 140 cm tall

  • If we have to cancel due to inclement weather or unfavorable ice conditions, we’ll inform you the day before to refund or reschedule

  • This activity is available January 5–March 31, daily

  • This activity has two available start times: 09:00 and 13:00

  • This activity lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes

What you can expect

Gather your family and friends for free-for-all fun in Hokkaido’s famous Lake Shikotsu! Frolic in and around the lake’s crystal-clear waters, which partially freeze in the height of winter. Walk on ice, jump in the ice-cold lake, and play with snow!

Lake Shikotsu in Hokkaido is a year-round hotspot for nature lovers because of its magnificent, untouched beauty. Its waters are among Japan’s clearest blue. Throughout the year, outdoor enthusiasts visit this area for a trek around the lake, or otherwise head into the lake itself — kayaking, boating, and stand-up paddleboarding are extremely popular!

Meet your group at the Ocean Days shop near Lake Shikotsu, where you’ll prepare for the experience with your guide. After registration and a brief orientation, you’ll change into your trusty gear: a drysuit, water-resistant gloves, and water shoes or boots. With a drysuit, you can comfortably move around and stay warm, even in the middle of winter.

Then, head out to the snowy area surrounding Lake Shikotsu, and enjoy the highlight of your itinerary! Set out to walk on the partly frozen lake, and bring out your inner child as you play with snow and ice. Your suit is made of waterproof material and is equipped with air-tight seals, so don’t worry about freezing! Just have fun frolicking in the snow, diving into the ice-cold water, making a snow angel, or simply running around the lake gleefully!

Take time to admire the scenery as well. Lake Shikotsu is the northernmost non-freezing lake in Japan. In midwinter, its edges and lakeside wonders freeze up, though — creating a spectacular pure-white snowscape.

Enjoy 45 minutes of nonstop, free-for-all fun before changing back into your clothes. The activity wraps up once you receive your photos — the perfect mementos of this enjoyable experience!


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Activity Location

  • Ocean Days, near Lake Shikotsu
  • Shikotsukonsen
  • Chitose Hokkaido 066-0281

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Ocean Days, near Lake Shikotsu
    • Shikotsukonsen
    • Chitose Hokkaido 066-0281
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