In summer, you can swim at the lake. We don't quite recommend you to swim in spring and fall due to the cold water. The coldness comes from the depth of the lake which is 360m!
Otaki Outdoor Adventures
All generation is able to enjoy this program. Lake Shikotsu Kayak Tour offers ture enjoyment and natural relaxation that can make your big smile!
Kayaking in Lake Shikotsu
Contributor : Jouchae 2013/7/7 22:16
Had a great time kayaking in Lake Shikotsuko. Fumi was prompt in replying to all my queries. He speaks good English which is very important for non-Japanese speaking tourists. He has thought of all possibilities in terms of the equipment and other miscellaneous items that may be required. They look new and well kept. The lake was about 10 minutes drive away from his office. I could not believe that such a beautiful lake exists in the midst of the mountains but it's there. Fumi made sure that safety comes before everything else. He kept the kayaking interesting by sharing information on the surrounding areas and the various activities that can be enjoyed at different seasons. I would love to go back again.
Contributor : Amanda
LOVED the kayaking tour - good equipment (quick dry clothes can be rented cheaply), kayak, drink and cake on the beach, shrimp catching/cooking/eating and swimming with goggles for underwater views. All great. Two negatives: 1) The meeting place is the Ekinomichi between Shikotsu and Toya, so it isn't the Sapporo side of the lake at all and 2) Japanese-style nanny-knows-best guiding ...I haven't been ordered to wear a hat since I was four years old and was patronizingly told "This ISN'T Disneyland you know! It's outdoor activity". The guides have good English but may grate on a Western adult's nerves with their guide style.
Contributor : fumi
Dear Jouchae, Thanks for your comment. I had a good time as well. Pls vist us again!
Contributor : fumi
Dear Amanda, Thanks for your comment. I apologize that I ofend you. The outfit is very imporant to protect from unexpected weather changes such as raining, heatstroke and so on. We know some guests do not want to wear a hat, or do not want to rent a quick dry wear. However, we are resposible to all the acciedents. I hope you and future guests to undersand and keep our rules.
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