Lake Toya Area

The Volcano Science Museum:

Lake Toya is the third largest caldera lakes in Japan. There are a new volcano or the volcano which erupted ten years ago and hot springs around Lake Toya, therefore we may call it the Volcano Science Museum. Lake Toya is cool in summer and warm in winter, so it has been a resort area since the ancient, and was once designated as the convention of the Summit Meeting. It offers enough lodging facilities. Limited express trains stop at Toya Station. Tourists may enjoy a short stay while getting around Hokkaido.


Access and Getting Around

There are frequent buses between JR Toya Station and the hot spring resort town.

By train

1 hour and 55 minutes from JR Sapporo Station, a train for every one hour
2 hours and 25 minutes from Hakodate Station, a train for every one hour

By bus

2 hours and 45 minutes from JR Sapporo Station, four round-trip buses per day

By car

2 hours from JR Sapporo Station
2 hours and 30 minutes from JR Hakodate Station

Lake Toya Area


Toyako Onsen

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Toyako Onsen is a big hot spring resort along the Lake Toya.There are various kinds of hot spring hotels and the street becomes a tourist spot.On the shore of the lake, some boarding points are also available.  ...

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Mount Showa-shinzan

-Mountain View 

M.t Showa-shinzan is a new volcano which formed in 1943 with a dome shape and 290 meters above sea level.Shinzan means a new mountain.People observed the process it formed as it erupted in center of the field, so that is why it attracts the world.Even now people can see the gas erupting from it....

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Mount Usu

-Mountain View 

Mt.Usu is an active volcano which erupts once in several decades .Mt.Showa-shinzan is a mountain which is formed at the foot of Mt.Usu, so we may say it a part of Mt Usu.Tourists may reach the top of the mountain by ropeway from the station with parking lotsand have a panoramic view of Lake Toya and the mountain from the observatory tower.It takes ten minutes to walk from the mountain-top station ...

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Accommodation around Lake Toya Area


Toyako Onsen Tourist Association

Toyako Town