[Summer]First in Hokkaido, our clear kayak tour in Lake Shikotsu, rated at number 1 for Japan's purest water for ten consecutive years !

  • Program
    Price per person : 7,000 yen
    (12 years and up)
    Child : 3,500 yen
    (4 years and up /
    from July to September only)
    time period
    Approx. 2 hours
    Language Japanese,English

Our clear glass-bottom kayak tour, the first in Hokkaido. Experience the clear, crisp clear waters of Lake Shikotsu with this amazing craft, only 20 of which have been imported to Japan!

Spring : Fresh snow melt runs into Lake Shikotsu. The lake is over 30 meters deep and the fish start to gather at the shore. All trees and mountain blossoms bloom, along with the flowers, heralding the first sign of spring.

Summer: Gorgeous summer. Lake Shikotsu reflects the colors of its surroundings. You can see the local waterplants glowing beneath the surface of the lake along with thousands of fish. An underwater world of wonder.

Autumn: Silence settles over the land as the leaves begin to change. The Kokanee salmon also miraculously changes colors when they begin spawning in mid-October.

Winter: Lake Shikotsu slowly settles in for the long winter. Enjoy viewing the frosticles on the trees and other wild animals around the lake, which never freezes.
Wintertime Lake Shikotsu is known to have the clearest water in Japan.

Lake Shikotsu offers awe-inspiring scenery throughout the year, both on land and underwater. It's the only place where you can spot Kokanee Salmon spawning in Japan.
  • Look at this clear glass-bottom kayak! It gives you a strange feeling, as if you're both in and above the water.

  • When the weather is good, you can see bottom of the lake.

  • Beginners are welcome! Let's enjoy together!!

Program details
Program [Summer]First in Hokkaido, our clear kayak tour in Lake Shikotsu, rated at number 1 for Japan's purest water for ten consecutive years !
Program fee

Price per person:7,000 yen
Child( age 4 and up/ under 140cm/ from July to September only):3,500 yen
Single participation :12,000 yen

Booking benefits ※Free gift pictures taken during your tour.
・We can't always guarantee that they will be of the best quality, so please feel free to bring your own camera!

※Half price (500 yen) Onsen ticket at the Marukoma Onsen, where we are currently celebrating its 100th year. For use before 3pm. Please let us know if you would like to buy a ticket.(There is a facility called "Shikotsuko Kyuukamura" which is doing a day-trip hot spring until 4pm in the neighborhood)
Available time period

2019-04-01 - 2019-10-31

Available time period Detail April-October
Required time Approx.2 hours
(including preparation and wrap-up)
Schedule ① 9:30〜11:30
③15:00~17:00(available only from April to October 15)
If you plan to come by bus, please let us know.
An early morning or sunset tour is also available upon request if the schedule allows.
Please ask us first.
Requirements for participation - Ages 4 and up
- A parent must accompany the child
- Children 140cm and under can only participate during the July to September tours.
- This program is not recommended for those who are pregnant.
Things to bring / required items (Summer ) Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Preferably easy-dry shirts, pants or sportswear, along with comfortable sandals or shoes with hard heels.

(Spring/Autumn) Comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Long sleeve shirts, leggings or sportswear with tops and bottoms recommended. Bring along some warm outer clothing for extra warmth in May, June, October and November.

(Winter) Mid December to Mid April
A wet suit for added protection is available. Bring along warm outer clothing with thick socks. Portable heat pads are also recommended.

(Spring /Summer /Autumn)
A change of clothes (just in case)

earmuffs or a knit hat to cover your ears/ snow gloves (ski/snowboard winter gloves)
A change of clothes
Included in this fee ・Photos taken during your tour
・Kayak activity fee/ Kayak/ guide fee/ wet suits for the winter season
・insurance fee
Meeting location Guest house Shikotsu Kamui
Meeting location Detail Please set the destination on your car navi system for Shikotsu Lake.
Guest house Shikotsu kamui is alongside the parking lot.
Address of meeting location Lake Shikotsu Onsen outdoor parking lot,Chitose, Hokkaido

■ By car
70 minutes from Sapporo
40 minutes from New Chitose Airport

■ Public Transportation
- Rapid train from Sapporo Station to New Chitose Airport, about 40min
- Bus from New Chitose Airport to Lake Shikotsu:
 8:40 / 11:40 / 14:35 / 16:30 

■ Bus from Lake Shikotsu to New Chitose Airport:
 9:50 / 12:50 / 15:45 / 17:45

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Pick Up Service Upon request (only during the winter to/from Chitose station)
Please note that the pick up & drop off service can accommodate only a limited number of people, and is not always available.
Payment method Cash (yen) only, paid on site
Language Japanese,English


※ We conduct tours even when it rains or snows. Tours may be cancelled only if the weather is deemed to be hazardous. In that event, we will contact you by phone as soon as possible.

※ An onsen half price ticket is available for those who would like to go after the tour. Please let us know.

※ Winter participants: Please let us know your height,weight and shoe size for the wet suits. A rental fee is included in the price.


100% of the program fee (on the same day) 
75% (on the previous day)
50% (2 days before the tour)

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Operator Information
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    Takafumi Itaya

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    Enjoy all four seasons in Hokkaido. Lake Shikotsu awaits to remind you of how great nature is. Come here to refresh your body and mind.

    Company information

    Company:Ocean Days
    Address:Shikotsuko Onsen Guest House Shikotsu KamuiChitose Hokkaido

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