Lake Shikaribetsu Ice Village Twilight Tour and Cafe Dinner

This tour takes you to the Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan, a village made of ice that appears on the surface of the frozen lake only during winter. You can see the ice village in the twilight of dusk, with the igloos and ice houses lit up to create a serene, mystical atmosphere. You can enjoy a free drink at an ice café, take a warm bath in an onsen or foot bath, and enjoy the other attractions offered in the village. Afterwards, you will enjoy a warm dinner at a local café.

At the Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan Ice Cafe, you can choose one drink from the extensive menu that includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as hot coffee and hot cocoa.

As an optional extra, you can also make your own drinking glass from a block of ice to enjoy your drink (separate fee required).

If you’re feeling cold, you can warm yourself up in the unique hot spring bath or foot bath of the ice village.

After a fun time in the ice and snow, you will visit a café in Shikaoi Town to enjoy a warm dinner made with locally-sourced ingredients.  

Note: All images are for illustration purposes only. Your actual experience may vary.


15:00 Meetup at Lake Shikaribetsu Ice Village entrance
15:10-17:00 Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan  Ice Café drink and free time 
17:30-18:30 Dinner at local café
18:30 Tour finish
Tour name Lake Shikaribetsu Ice Village Twilight Tour and Cafe Dinner
Available period Late January to early March 2025
Time 15:00-18:30 (3 hours 30 minutes)
Participants Minimum 2 persons, maximum 8 persons
Fee ¥7,000 per person
Guide fee, Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan admission fee, one drink at Ice Cafe, dinner, tour insurance
Not included Transportation to and from the venue, activity fees at the Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan, personal expenses
Things to bring Cold weather gear
Meetup Location

Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan
Address: Shikaribetsukohan, Kita-urimaku Mubanchi, Shikaoi-cho, Kato-gun, Hokkaido
Mapcode: 702 388 421*20
Notes ・Please reserve at least 3 days in advance.
・The tour may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Cancellation Fee:
・2 or more days before the tour date: full refund
・1 day before the tour date: 40% of the tour fare
・On the day of the tour prior to the start time: 50% of the tour fare
・No show: 100% of the tour fare