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Hot bath, Shikaribetsu Lake Kotan, Hokkaido | by David McKelvey
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Hot bath, Shikaribetsu Lake Kotan, Hokkaido

The Shikaribetsu Lake Kotan appears on the frozen surface of Lake Shikaribetsu in winter. Kotan is an Ainu word, meaning village. An open-air hot bath on ice, Ice Bar and igloo (originally the name of an Inuit's ice-built residence), built using nature's blessings of snow, ice and the cold. The extremities of cold must be experienced! Source: www.easthokkaido.com

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Taken on February 11, 2010