Hokkaido Prefecture

Chitose Festivals and Events

Chitose - Shikotsuko Hyoto Festival The ice festival is one of Chitose's main events and makes the best of the harsh winter climate. Water from the lake is pumped through sprinklers and left to form a variety of icy objects. The daylight enhances the cobalt blue color of 'Shikotsu Blue' while in the evening; multicolored lights are shone on the objects creating a...

Chitose Green Tourism - Tourist farms and ranches

Chitose Green Tourism - Tourist farms and ranches To the east of Chitose lies a comparatively large farming community. With many tourist farms and ranches in the area visitors can go horse riding, try their hand at milking or Kelp bring in the harvest. Dairy Farm Experience - Learn from the animals Choose from a wide selection of activities that include milking, bottle-feeding calves and horse and 'cow' riding....

Chitose Study Tours - Chitose City (Chitose-shi) has a wealth of study tours!

Chitose Study Tours - Chitose City (Chitose-shi) has a wealth of study tours! Step into an unknown world and make new and exciting discoveries! Visit Chitose Salmon Aquarium to see the many fish native to the northern rivers and seas, or explore the various food manufacturers and breweries. Chitose has been an important link between Honshu and Hokkaido for many years and is a treasure house of opportunities to study of Chitose's culture and...

Summer and Winter outdoor activities in Chitose

Horse trekking through green countryside. Eco-rafting and freshwater scuba-diving in beautiful waters. Playing golf and park golf on one of the many spacious courses. Chitose offers a wide selection of sports and recreational activities that let you enjoy earth, water and sky to your heart's content. Golf/Park Golf - Boasting a rich variety of courses! There are...

Chitose Onsen (Hot Springs Spa)

Chitose Onsen (Hot Springs Spa) If you're wanting to reset and heal both body and soul at the same time, then an onsen (hot springs spa) is the very thing! Chitose has onsen districts around Lake Shikotsu and along Rt. 337. Some onsen such as 'Bihada-no-yu' (for beautiful skin) and 'Kodakara-no-yu are very popular with women, and others are fed with drinkable mineral water which is good for...

A tour of Chitose historical sites reawakens the ancient adventurous spirit of man

Bibi Kaizuka (Bibi Shell Mound) - See a huge shell mound up close! From the Early Jomon to Middle Jomon period the inhabitants of the area ate clams such as Japanese corbicula and the discarded shells piled up to form four mounds. Visitors can see an exhibit which features a cross-section of a large mound measuring 4m in diameter and 1,2m high. Kiusu Shuteibogun (...

Tourist Information of Chitose

Tourist Information of Chitose Lake Shikotsu Area Hot Spring Marukoma Hot Springs Lake Shikotsu Hot Springs Ito Hot Springs Details Info: Chitose Onsen (Hot Springs Spa) Lake Shikotsu Situated 250 m above sea level, Lake Shikotsu is a caldera lake with a 40-km shore. It boasts a depth of 363 m (second in Japan) and a transparency of 17.5 m (third in Japan). It is Japan's northernmost ice-free...

Outline of Chitose

Outline of Chitose Population The population of Chitose is approximately 100.000 people. Chitose is one of the very Few cities in Hokkaido which are experiencing a population increase. City emblem The design features an airplane formed by the character "chi" of "Chitose" to represent the city with an airport. It also represents the features of this ever-growing city such as Lake...

Location and Tourist Map of Chitose city

Location of Chitose city Chitose's Location in the World Chitose is conveniently located near Sapporo-the political, economic, academic, and cultural center of Hokkaido. The location of north latitude 43‹ provides the opportunity for Chitose potentially to become an aviation network hub that connects North America, Europe, and Asia. Chitose's Location in Japan Chitose is located in the mid...