[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!

[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!
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Nature, hot springs, events, leisure etc ...
"Chitose" where the charm of Hokkaido is condensed

On this page, we will introduce all the recommended winter experience tours that you can enjoy in Chitose City, which has the "New Chitose Airport", the gateway to the sky in Hokkaido.

From children to adults, including a number of activities held around Lake Shikotsu and Chitose River, which are one of the most transparent lakes in Japan, and an all-you-can-play plan for the popular snow park North Snow Land in Chitose. We propose a satisfying "best Hokkaido play".

Nature, hot springs, events, leisure, etc ... Enjoy the unique experience of Hokkaido in Chitose in winter.

What is Chitose?

[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!
[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!

Chitose City is home to the "New Chitose Airport," the empty gateway that represents Hokkaido.

Located at the southern end of the Ishikari Plain, about 40km north of Sapporo. It is located in the immediate vicinity of about 30 minutes by JR or rapid train.

In the western part of Chitose City, Lake Shikotsu, a national park that honors the highly transparent lake water that has been selected as the best water quality in Japan for 11 consecutive years, spreads, and the clear stream "Chitose River" that originates from Lake Shikotsu flows through the city area, and in the eastern part. A city full of water and greenery with a condensed Hokkaido-like atmosphere, with vast farmland.

The highlight of Chitose

[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!
[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!

If you have come to Hokkaido with all your might, you want to enjoy Hokkaido from arrival to the last minute of your return flight time! Chitose can fulfill such a desire.

There are many spots where you can feel Hokkaido, such as the power spot "Lake Shikotsu" where you can feel the blessings of the earth, healing hot springs, and wild animals such as waterfowl and squirrels that live along the Chitose River.

Chitose, where the airport is located, eliminates concerns about traffic obstacles such as JR and highways due to winter weather.

The highlight of Chitose is the royal road! Meet the magnificent view of blue.

The highlight of Chitose is the royal road! Meet the magnificent view of blue.
The highlight of Chitose is the royal road! Meet the magnificent view of blue.

The lake water that shines blue when the clear water of Lake Shikotsu, which boasts one of the highest water quality in Japan, is illuminated by light is called "Lake Shikotsu Blue".

Even in winter, you can enjoy nature-experience programs such as winter canoeing, ice lake diving, and ice walks on the frozen shores of Lake Shikotsu.

The first "hot spring area" you will meet when you come to Hokkaido

[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!

Surrounded by 1000m-class mountains, the Lake Shikotsu area is the first hot spring resort in Hokkaido that can be reached in about 40 minutes by car from New Chitose Airport.

Marukoma Onsen, a hot spring inn founded in 1918, is known as a hot spring for beautiful skin and is located on the north shore of Lake Shikotsu. "" Is characterized by a natural open-air bath that springs from your feet, which is rare in Japan, and the surface of the hot spring that connects to the lake is a secret hot spring that leaves the water level to fluctuate depending on the season.

Ice Museum "2022 Chitose / Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival"

[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!
[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!
[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!
[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!

One of the representative winter events in Hokkaido, where ice objects of various sizes are lined up by spraying and freezing the highly transparent lake water of Lake Shikotsu with a sprinkler.

In the daytime, the pale blue ice called Lake Shikotsu Blue is shaped, and in the evening, a fantastic world is lit up.

Please enjoy the ice art created by the chilly nature only during this period.

period
January 29th (Sat) -February 23rd (holiday) 10: 00-20: 00 (Light-up 16: 30-20: 00), 2022
place
Shikotsuko Onsen, Chitose City, Hokkaido
Admission fee
High school students and above 500 yen / Junior high school students and below free
Official site
  https://hyoutou-special.asia/

Winter amusement park "North Snow Land in Chitose"

[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!
[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!
[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!
[Recommended experience in Chitose, Hokkaido] Thorough introduction of activity tours where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors of winter!

About 15 minutes by car from New Chitose Airport. "North Snow Land in Chitose" is a popular golf course with a sense of scale unique to Hokkaido during the green season, which will be opened as a winter leisure land at this time of year.

You can enjoy snow activities such as a tube slider that slides down a 4m high snow slide with a rubber tube, snowmobiles and snow rafting, and dining at the clubhouse restaurant is also a real pleasure.

In 2022, various events will be held during the period as a collaboration venue for the Chitose / Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival.

period
January 4th (Tuesday) -March 6th (Sunday), 2022 09: 00-16: 00 (reception closes at 15:30)
place
26 Rankoshi, Chitose-shi, Hokkaido Inside The North Country Golf Club
Admission fee
12 years old and over 500 yen / 6-11 years old 300 yen / 5 years old and under free
Other activities are charged separately
Official site
  https://www.northsnowland.com

Chitose's recommended experience menu


POINT!
Many reservations and inquiries are expected for each plan during weekends and holidays and long vacation seasons. We recommend that you make an early reservation after checking the availability of the schedule.

Chitose experience plan holding shop information

Finally, we will show you a list of "Chitose experience plan holding shop information" introduced on this page.

You can check the list of handling experience tours from the shop link below, including basic store information such as location (address), business hours, and regular holidays.


POINT!
All outdoor activities carry the risk of accidents and injuries. Please be sure to enjoy the experience through the shop guided by a licensed instructor and paying close attention to safety.
  • 5.0
  • (1 review)
  • Hokkaido
  • Central Hokkaido
  • Ishikari/Sorachi/Chitose
  • Canoe / kayak
  • Trekking (climbing / hiking)
  • Snowshoes and snow trekking

40 minutes by car from the gateway to Hokkaido, "New Chitose Airport"! "Lake Shikotsu" boasts good water quality and high transparency, located in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, which is a wonderful place just an hour's drive from Sapporo. We have a shop in the field with the best access and environment, and we are doing outdoor tours. In order to carry out safe and comfortable tours, I belong to the "Japan Safety Canoeing Association (commonly known as JSCA)" and strive to improve various skills as a guide. , "Kanoa Outdoor Club" and "Keep Clear Project" have been launched and are also working on outdoor education and environmental conservation. "Canoa" is said to be the etymology of "canoe" and is said to be a Caribbean language. On the other hand, "Kanoa" means "freedom" in Hawaiian. As the name "Kanoa" suggests, we are "free people who love canoeing". Such staff will tell you the charm of canoeing.

business hours 8: 50-17: 00 * Varies depending on reservation status
Regular holiday Irregular holidays
  • Hokkaido
  • Central Hokkaido
  • Sapporo
  • Four-wheeled buggy
  • Snowmobile
  • horse riding

"North Snow Land in Chitose" is a winter leisure spot where families can easily enjoy snow activities. The tube slide is also very popular! You can enjoy various attractions such as tube sliding, mini snowmobiles, four-wheeled buggies, and snow riding on the vast site area.

business hours 9: 00-16: 00 (reception until 15:30)
Regular holiday Open daily
  • 4.6
  • (39 reviews)
  • Hokkaido
  • Central Hokkaido
  • Ishikari/Sorachi/Chitose
  • SUP (SUP) stand-up paddle board
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoe / kayak

At Ocean Days, we are engaged in activities such as diving in the national park "Lake Shikotsu" and the Hokkaido heritage "Shakotan Peninsula". At Ocean Days, our mission is not just to enjoy diving, but to convey the true nature of Hokkaido. We believe that we can protect the nature of Hokkaido by having everyone enjoy it through nature such as the sea, mountains and lakes. And we are working to pass on the beautiful and precious nature to the next generation of children.

business hours Winter 8: 30 ~ 17: 00 Summer 8: 00 ~ 17: 00
Regular holiday Irregular holidays (may be out in the sea)
  • Hokkaido
  • Central Hokkaido
  • Ishikari/Sorachi/Chitose
  • River fishing / mountain stream fishing

Runs a lure fly pro shop in Chitose, Hokkaido. Even beginners can easily enjoy trout fishing at a fishing spot with abundant knowledge, experience and familiarity.

business hours 10: 00-19: 30
Regular holiday Every Tuesday
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