Lake Shikotsu is a lake made in a crater as a result of a volcanic activity that took place tens of thousands of years ago and it is a lake blessed with rich nature surrounded by a deep virgin forest. People can enjoy driving on the lake shore while looking at the lake, get on a sightseeing boat to enjoy viewing the scenery from the lake surface and observe the traces of lava that remain at the bottom of the lake. At Lake Shikotsu Visitor Center which can be found by the lake, the state of continually active volcanoes around Lake Shikotsu and the ecology of creatures in and around Lake Shikotsu are introduced throughout the year in a very interesting way.
Also, there is Shikotsuko Onsen (Lake Shikotsu Hot Spring) nearby which is very popular as the hot spring for beautiful skin. It is equally recommended to slow down and relax by soaking in the hot spring and enjoying nice food.