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Lake Toyako

/Toyako-cho, Sobetsu-cho, Usu-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Sobetsu-cho
Type: Bodies of Water
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155 reviews 155 reviews
137 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lake Tōya is a volcanic caldera lake in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Abuta District, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is a part of "Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Global Geopark" which joins in Global Geoparks Network. We had our lunch at Toyako Manseikaku, and enjoy the refreshing view of the lake side. After that, we proceeded to Mt. Usu Volcano Geopark by taking the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The lake is peaceful. Specially in the early morning. Firework in the evening. Relax environment to be enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Sadly much of Lake Toya is a ghost town remnant of hay day glory. But that leads to a greater focus on the natural beauty and splendor of this caldera. Breath taking vistas and crystal clear water. Strongly strongly recommend a rental car and go for a scenic drive around the lake. Dusk, noon, sunset, beautiful at every time. Skip... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hokkaido is for me the best of the Japan Island. You can visit romantic town Hakodate, young city Sapporo but the nicest is Toyi with lake Tója-ko. There are many volcanos as Usu-zan, Showa Shinzan and next and you can walk to the crater Ginnuma Daikakou and to admire this charming place. And when you don´t want to walk you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stayed here three days in August 2014. Lake is very beautiful, with mountains around it. Nearby Mt. Tosei looks like a mini-Fuji. Lakeshore promenade stretches along the hotel district and ends in a beautiful park. Many sculptures along the walk. At one point there is a warm foot onsen to rest your weary feet. (Bring a towel.) Swan pedal boats... More

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Manila, Philippines
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We can see the lake from our room. We walked and took some photos for souvenir. Toward the end there is foot onsen. Unfortunately I was wearing long pants otherwise I could have had a relaxing dip after walking a lot. We also ride their duck boat where we pedalled by ourselves. It can be wavy if a speedboat is... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We walked along the southern part of the lake, enjoyed the view, surprised by a free feet only onsen, along the boardwalk. You can elect to talk a boat tour or other "tourist trap" that are abundant. While Lake shikotsu was nice, we found lake Toya's views more inspiring.

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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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34 helpful votes 34 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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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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