Lake Shikaribetsu Igloo Village, Tokachi, Hokkaido

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    Lake Shikaribetsu located in Daisetsu National Park is frozen over in winter. Everything surrounding the lake is covered by the snow. One almost forgets that there is a lake.

    On the lake, a village (kotan) of igloos (Eskimo-style houses) is built. There is also an open-air bath, filled with hot spring water from Shikaribetsu Onsen (hot springs), on the frozen lake. Everyone can bathe together during the day, but the bathing hours for men and women are separate from the evening. One can relax and warm up while stargazing.

    Many hands-on experience events are also held, including practical ice glass making, snowmobiling, walking around the forest and sleeping overnight in a sleeping bag in the Ice Lodge, Igloo. visit-tokachi.jp
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    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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