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Lake Toya

Usu-gun, Sobetsu-cho, Hokkaido
+81 142-75-2555
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beautiful lake...

A very touristy place. Beautiful lake no doubt. You can take a cruise that goes to the middle or if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

The lake is very pretty. It's got an island in the middle which you can take a ferry there. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Usu-gun, Sobetsu-cho, Hokkaido
+81 142-75-2555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very touristy place. Beautiful lake no doubt. You can take a cruise that goes to the middle or if you are up for it walk around it. Hotels located all along the main stretch. We were there during summer so the main draw being...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake is very pretty. It's got an island in the middle which you can take a ferry there. You can get off for 30 minutes and catch the next ferry back. Over the summer months, there's firewowrks every night for 20 minutes around the...More

Thank Vincy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Toya is a caldera lake. We took a ferry cruise around the Nakajima Island at Lake Toya. Amazing view of Mt. Usu and Showashinzan. Beautiful weather and crystal clear water.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lake is beautiful and stunning. When we arrived Intan he evening, it was raining and hence we didn't appreciate the full beauty of it. The fireworks were delightful. The whole focus seems to be on that lake at that time. Wonderful experience. When we...More

Thank CLLoh
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is the spot to visit if in the area. Lake ferries will take you out to the island for hiking. Great views, great food, great fun. Fireworks often in the summer.

Thank Gretchen P
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This huge blue scenic lake is so calm & so beautiful. The hotel rooms that we stayed in directly overlooked the lake. An open balcony let us soaked in the cold fresh breeze & enjoy a panoramic view as well. The night fireworks display can...More

Thank Travelove58
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

After a couple of days rain and reduced visibility we were blessed with a few of days of glorious sunshine and unrestricted views. We drove approx 1 hr from Hirafu to Lake Toya for an Onsen (separate review) and to see the views of lake...More

Thank Thebates22
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We drove past Lake Toya on our way to Niseko and were mesmerised by this scenic lake. Had to stop our car albeit the windy cold weather to capture some pictures.

Thank Glittering_Angel
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lake Toya is about a 2-hr express train ride from Sapporo. We spent an afternoon there, along the promenade by the lake. It was sunny but windy, there were hardly any tourists around. And because it was a clear day, we could see the mountains...More

Thank Alice T
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Visited Lake Toya on 3 May 2017. First thing recommended for any tourist is to drop by the visitors centre to get a map of Lake Toya. And from there, you can drive to the ropeway to have a close distance look at an active...More

Thank KH C
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Chiwa C
9 June 2017|
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Response from Thebates22 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't stay in Lake Toya as we only visited for the day from Hirafu-Niseko (about an hour away). We did have lunch at a great little burger place called hydune, got a take away and ate it overlooking the lake, beautiful... More
Priscilla T
13 March 2017|
Response from Grant P | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. We took the train. Included in Hokkaido rail pass. Didn't stay there.
Mia F
5 January 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
Mia, you need to check the availability of public transport if you intend to visit during off peak seasons. Buses are infrequent and we could not even get a taxi after hours. There are plenty of free foot and hand baths... More