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Lake Toyako

/Toyako-cho, Sobetsu-cho, Usu-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Sobetsu-cho
Type: Bodies of Water
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HK
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131 reviews 131 reviews
33 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I wad told that this is Japan's north the non frozen lake. going to the tourist stop observation point, you can buy local craft (a bit overpriced), but observation point passing through the shop is free. There is a short helicopter ride but I was too chicken to get on that little helicopter. you can see pretty much r whole... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We found a local tour company that offers multi-language audio tours to Lake Toya, Lake Shikotsu and Mount Usu and jumped at the opportunity to sign up for a full day tour with them. We were very impressed with the service, food and sights. The day started out with all participants gathering at the Sapporo bus station at the basement... More

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Singapore
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Beautiful lake that really comes alive after dark with a wonderful fireworks display. It gives a magical atmosphere.

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S'pore
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We took a boat ride around the Lake Toya when we stopped for lunch while on the way to Hakodate. The scenery is beautiful and even more so from a higher view. (Pls read my review on the hotel I stayed at Lake Toya). This is probably the most beautiful part of our holiday and this serenity and tranquility of... More

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HK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We drove by Lake Toya on the way to Jozankei and decided to take a break at the town for lunch. The most memorable moment was the stunning view of the lake and the funning castle like ferry that takes tourist from shore to the island in the middle of Lake Toya. The path along the lake side is a... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Clear water, calm feeling, simply amazing views, in Summer they set Fireworks, simply lovely. The train station closes at 6 pm. And if you want to see the fireworks stay in Toya, or go by car. It was Summer and I took the 5:15 aprox pm bus to the train station, to catch the 7:30 pm train back to Sapporo,... More

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Hong Kong, China
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30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The lake is beautiful and the scenery lovely. Some great photo ops if you catch the weather and the lighting just rioght.

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

After viewing Mount Usu, it's white spiralling smoke and golden nugget top slowly disappear with the sunset, we headed towards Lake Toya, that is part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. This beautiful lake which was created by a volcanic crater a long time ago is ice free all year round. There is a small group of islands (Nakajima) in the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

If you like peace and quiet, you are sure to get it here. It is so different from all the other places we visited in Hokkaido cos it is not crowded at all. The weather was perfect when we visited in late May. Not cold or warm, just need a long sleeve cardigan in the late evenings if you go... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We rode around the lake on hire bikes from in front of Toyako bus terminal for 2000 yen each. It's about a 40 km ride, half on bike and footpaths, the other half on the road. Stunning views and lots of fun. Stop at "Rose" on Fri, Sat and Sundays from 11:00 am for excellent coffee and home-made cake. The... More

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