Lake Shikotsu

Lake Shikotsu has three unique characteristics. First, it is known for its crystal clear water. Second, it is the second deepest lake in Japan (after Lake Tazawa), with a maximum depth of 363m and an average depth of 265.4 m. Finally, it is unfrozen even in winter. In fact, it is the northernmost ice-free lake in Japan.

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Look at the clear water!

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This is the oldest railway bridge in Hokkaido, which was designed by a British engineer.

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It is nice to get up early and take a walk along the lakeside, looking at wild plants.

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Japanese chestnuts