Shinshinotsu (Shinshinotsu Village) is a road station on a Hokkaido prefectural road connecting Iwamizawa, Ebetsu and Sapporo cities. It was established in the onsen hotel “Tappu-no Yu”, with one-day bathing also available. Next to this road station, there is a small market selling fresh vegetables. As Shinotsu Park is just in front of the road station, this area is a good place to have fun and relax. At Lake Shinotsu, beside the park, people can enjoy fishing for smelt during winter. It’s a crescent-shaped lake formed when a meander of the river was cut off from the main channel.