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Lake Toyako is the Place to Relax While Surrounded by Nature

Lake Toyako and the surrounding area in Hokkaido is a relaxing vacation spot. This is a family-friendly destination with activities for all ages. Sitting in the onsen and overlooking the lake is breathtaking.

Lake Toyako is one of the major spa resorts in Hokkaido, it is located about 2 hours driving from Sapporo. Since the Hokkaido Toyako G8 Summit was held in July 2008, it has become well-known internationally. Not only the spa, but also the abundant nature and activities are the main attractions. Let’s go sightseeing spots and enjoy a day trip to Lake Toyako.

 

The Lake Known as “100 Landscapes of Japan”

Lake Toyako

Lake Toyako is the ninth largest lake in Japan. There is an island in the center of the lake. The view created by a calm lake and the magnificent mountains around the lake is considered one of the top three sceneries of Hokkaido.

museum in Lake Toyako
Photo Credit: town of TOYAKO

rent a boat to enjoy the scenery of Lake Toya

People are allowed on the island during the spring, summer and autumn. There is a museum on the island that has information about the forests and nature of Toyako. Many wild deer live on the island, there will be a good chance to see deer. Also, people can rent a boat to enjoy the scenery of Lake Toya.
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Toyako Kisen (for Lake Cruising)

Address: 29 Toyako Onsen, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido

Access: 15 minute drive from Toya Station

Hours:
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (April – October)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (November – April)

Admission Fee:
1,420 yen (adults)
710 yen (children)

Phone: 0142-75-2137

Website: Toyako Kisen

 

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Toyako Marine (for Rental Boat)

Address: 7-9 Toyako Onsen, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido

Access: 15 minute drive from Toya Station

Hours: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Admission Fee: 1,000 yen – 3,000 yen per boat

Phone: 0142-75-2525

Website: Toyako Marine (Japanese)

 

Horseback ridding

Horseback ridding in Lake Toyako
Photo Credit: veroyama@flickr

You will be refreshed by fresh and clean air of Toyako. Horseback ridding is a popular activity in Toya. There are fantastic views while riding horses because Toya is surrounded by popular sightseeing spots such as Mount Usu and Mount Showa-Shinzan. Various courses are available depending on the horse riding skills of customers.
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Lake Toyako Ranch

Address: 44 Tsukiura, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido

Access: 10 minute drive from Toya Station

Hours: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Admission Fee: 1,080 yen – 9,720 yen per plan

Phone: 0142-73-2455

Website: Lake Toya Ranch (Japanese)

 

Toya Sun Palace Resort and Spa

Lake Toyako
Photo Credit: toyasunpalace.co.jp

Toya Sun Palace Resort and Spa is a famous hotel in Toyako. The hotel has many attractions such as a water park with a wave pool, a flowing river, a slide for tubes, water slides, the surfing zone and a kids pool.

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Photo Credit: toyasunpalace.co.jp

Do not forget the onsen at Toyako. Onsen is good for illness and muscle aches. They accept day trip visitors, so the onsen can be enjoyed without staying at the hotel. Most of the time, it costs 500 yen to enter the spa. In addition, some hotel or onsen plans include a meal. While in the onsen, there is a beautiful view of Lake Toyako and the spectacular fireworks show lights up the night sky.
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Toya Sun Palace Resort and Spa

Address: 7-1 Toyako Onsen, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido

Access: 15 minute drive from Toya Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Admission Fee:
800 yen (adults)
500 yen (children)

Check-in 2:00 PM

Check-out 10:00 AM

Phone: 0142-75-1111

Website: Toya Sun Palace Resort and Spa

 

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