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Toyoni Lake – Romantic Heart-Shaped Lake in Hokkaido

You're sure to fall in love with this naturally romantic view. Make sure to check out helicopter tours that fly you out to the heart-shaped Toyoni Lake in Hokkaido!

Toyoni Lake, located in Hokkaido, is gathering popularity for its special shape. Located 200 meters away from a parking area, the lake showcases clear waters and abundant fish perfect for a fishing excursion. However, the grand view can only be seen from the air: a heart-shaped reflection of blue sky surrounded by leafy trees.

 

Heart-Shaped Toyoni Lake

toyoni lake, romantic heart-shaped lake in hokkaido
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The lake gained attention when it was featured in a confectionary company’s commercial poster. However, because this view can only be seen from above, this elusive heart-shaped site is nicknamed “phantom lake.”

This lake is a 200 meter walk from the nearest parking area, and we recommend you wear hiking-appropriate footwear (closed toed shoes) to be better prepared for the uneven forest paths.

Toyoni Lake, Romantic Heart-Shaped Lake in Hokkaido
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The forest surrounding Toyoni Lake is serene, and the water itself has a perimeter of 1 kilometer and a depth of 18 meters. The area is filled with natural wildlife both in and around the water.

 

Helicopter Tours

The best place to see this heart-shaped lake, however, is from above. Last year (2016), the Japanese travel agency JTB offered a tour package that included a helicopter sightseeing excursion over Lake Toyoni. Each helicopter can carry up to four passengers in its compact interior. The flight duration is roughly 8 minutes.

Toyoni Lake, Romantic Heart-Shaped Lake in Hokkaido
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If JTB decides to continue this tour activity in 2017, it will mostly likely happen in September and early October when the weather has stabilized enough to allow safe helicopter flights.
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Toyoni Lake

Address: Meguro, Erimo, Horoizumi District, Hokkaido Prefecture 058-0422

Access: 200 meter walk from nearest parking area

Website: Toyoni Lake (Japanese)

 

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