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We were not fortunate enough to visit on a clear day so views were restricted but in some ways even more beautiful. The must rolled over the islands and gave the impression that they were actually floating. The gift shop was really lovely too.
We arrived around 6pm and got our dinners at the hotel (included in the hotel rate) and wore our yukatas, stroll outside and watched the fireworks at 8.45pm. The fireworks moves from west to east to make sure everyone gets to see some. Then the...More
2D1N will be a recommended duration if you want to explore Lake Toya (or longer, if you want to explore and enjoy at a relaxing pace.) It's a pity we only had a day here. Dropped by Ukimodo Park and Silo Observatory, spent most of...More
Was there on the second day of our Japan trip, I can say that this place is a very small town where is a tourist location. We are staying in Kohantei for a night before heading down to Hakodate. I felt that the place is...More
The writer bought the return bus ticket at the Toya JR station for 600JPY to the lake. You could either rent a small boat or take the ship to travel the lake. The price was 1500JPY for half an half for the former and 1420JPY...More
Lake Toya is one of the most beautiful, serene spots we saw in Japan. It was Golden Week, but we did not experience the mobs like we saw in the cities. It was so quiet and peaceful, we would not have minded staying here for...More
Revisited this lake to do what we missed out during our first visit in winter month of Dec'15;to see the firework and Usuzan West Crater. Firework over the lake only happens from April to October, and Usuzan West Crater Observation Deck is closed in winter....More
Fireworks starts at 8:45pm and last for 20 minutes. Hotels that surrounding Toya lake can clearly see the fireworks directly from your room. It is one of my favourites in Hokkaido, definitely worth to spend a night here.