Lake Shikotsu Romantic Tour (Lake Shikotsu Marukoma Hot Spring and Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium Tour) (Excluding Multilingual Audio System)

  • Minimum requirement of one passenger to operate.
  • 1 day tour
  • Recommendations
  • Dam・Marsh・Lake
  • Nature of Hokkaido
  • It is possible to get off at New Chitose Airport
  • Red leave
  • Meal included
Operation Period Oct 1 - Nov 20, 2018
Duration 8 hours and 50 min
(8 hours and 25 min between Nov. 5 - 20)
Distance 161km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal: Dep. 9:10 Arr. 18:00
(Arr. 17:35 between Nov. 5- 20)
Jr. High and High school students

※Course including bath fee at Marukoma Hot Springs and admission to the Chitose Salmon Aquarium.
Adults 6,500 yen,
Jr. High and High school students 6,200 yen,
Child 3,750 yen.

※Please note that we may not be able to visit the Hakusen Waterfalls due to snowpack.

みどころ PICK UP!!

A trip to fantastic Lake Shikotsu, where the water is beautiful. This course allows you to enjoy a bath at the Marukoma Hot Springs, a hidden secret hot spring, and a tour of the largest freshwater fish aquarium in Japan.


This tour first takes you to the Northern most ice-free lake “Lake Shikotsu”, Marukoma Hot Spring and a registered game reserve.
“Lake Shikotsu” is well known for the clarity of its water and the second deepest lake after Lake Tazawa. Further, the Lake Shikotsu Sightseeing Cruise, which offers a view of the area from the lake, is also an option (separate pay). We have a rest area prepared at Marukoma Hot Springs for our passengers to relax and enjoy meals and bathing (separate pay). After we leave Lake Shikotsu, we will head for the Chitose Salmon Aquarium which reopened in July, 2015. The aquarium boasts the largest freshwater tanks in Japan, where visitors can view slamon and other freshwater fish of the northern region. There is also an “underwater observatory,” the first of its kind in Japan, where you can view the underwater condition of the Chitose River, and the ecosystem which changes with each season.
As this tour includes stopovers at New Chitose Airport and Minami Chitose Station (near the Chitose Outlet Mall Rera) on the way back to Sapporo Station Bus Terminal, it is convenient for tourist to arrange the time schedule for connecting flights. (Apart from JR, a free shuttle bus service is provided from Rera to New Chitose Airport)



9:10 Sapporo Bus Station Terminal  
  Sapporo Minami IC  
9:55~10:10 Wattsu Service Area (rest) [15min.]  
  Eniwa IC  
10:45~11:05 ※①Hakusen Falls (free tour) [20 min.]  
11:35~13:40 ※②Marukoma Hot Springs (bathing and free time for dining) [120 min.] (11:35 - 13:35 between Nov 5 - 20)
13:50~14:50 ※③Lake Shikotsu (exploring *Cruise ship tours(optional)) [60 min] (14:00~14:30 between Nov. 5 - 20)
15:25~16:25 ※④Chitose Salmon Aquarium (15:00 - 16:00 between Nov 5 - 20)
16:30 JR Minami Chitose Station (Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, disembarkation possible) (16:05 between Nov. 5 - 20)
16:35 New Chitose Airport (disembarkation possible) (16:10 between Nov. 5 - 20 )
16:37 New Chitose Airport International Terminal (disembarkation possible) (16:12 between Nov. 5 - 20 )
  Chitose IC  
17:00~17:15 Wattsu Rest Area (rest)【15min】 (16:35 - 16:50 between Nov. 5 - 20)
  Sapporo Minami IC  
  Route 12  
17:50 Sapporo Factory(disembarkation possible) (17:25 between Nov. 5 - 20)
17:55 Sapporo Clock Tower(disembarkation possible) (17:30 between Nov. 5 - 20)
18:00 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal (17:35 between Nov. 5 - 20)
  • ※①In the event that there is a lot of snow fall, we may not be able to sightsee. If we are unable to reach Hakusen Falls due to heavy snowpack, we will not sightsee there. (In such case the itinerary following will be 20 minutes earlier)
  • ※②A rest area will be prepared. Lunch will be paid individually. (Show your bus ticket stub and receive 10% off.) Comes with face towel. (Bath towels are not provided, but can be rented on site.)
  • ※③The Lake Shikotsu Glass Bottom Boat ride(Oct 1 - Nov 4) at Lake Shikotsu is optional. The boat leaves at 14:10 and takes about 30 min. Discount available with your bus ticket stub(adults ¥1,200, children ¥600). 10% discount available at [memere] (restaurant and souvenir shop).
  • ※④Free time to explore.

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※Colored days are operating days.


Special Notes

◎Tour will be cancelled when there is no reservation by 18:00 the day before.
◎Duration of sightseeing may be changed due to the traffic and the number of passengers
◎Arrival time will be earlier than scheduled time due to the holiday break or the restriction condition of the facility.
◎Please allow enough time for transfer to the other modes of transport, because buses may be delayed due to the traffic jams or adverse weather conditions.
◎Tours may be cancelled due to the snow disaster. Please contact us to reconfirm the operation in the event of abnormal weather.