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Lake Toyako

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Address: /Toyako-cho, Usu-gun, Sobetsu-cho, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 112522111
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Truely picturesque

A magneficent lake in what was origianally a caldera with three small island in the centre. Stunning pictures to be taken and many interesting sites to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Grant T
Melbourne, Australia
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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake was huge, and being there on a cold winter made it all worthwhile and fun. Too bad the cruise ride was only able to circle around the nearby Nakajima Island. We wanted to hike around the Island but wasn't able to do so since it's closed during winter. The lake itself was peaceful and it's calming to walk... More 

Thank Wiliam S
Kuala Lumpur
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

we travel there for lunch and take some beautiful scenery, if time is allow, preferably to stayed 2 nights for walk around the town

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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243 reviews
240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It is huge as soon as this lake comes into your sight when you're on your way to it from JR Toya station. In winter, the cold wind is unbearably cold and they come constantly and without fail. Lake cruise is available for a fee and also, there is a foot onsen to be found along its shore. * To... More 

Thank Knight298570
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

View of Lake Toya amidst heavy snow. It is currently -8 degree Celsius, and under strong wind. It is hard to see mountain view.

Thank Uten L
Melbourne, Australia
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280 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

A magneficent lake in what was origianally a caldera with three small island in the centre. Stunning pictures to be taken and many interesting sites to visit.

Thank Grant T
Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing place to recharge and enjoy, look no further, Lake Toya is the place. We had many highlights for our trip but Lake Toya is ranked no. 1 in our list.This is a very quiet place with an amazing view, do check it out and spend a 2 days 1 night at... More 

Thank juritan777456
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We were fortunate to be able to set foot on Lake Toya during the changing autumn to winter season. It would not have been possible if we had not taken a hotbus day trip course covering Lake Shikotsu, Lake Toya and Mount Usu. The direct bus timing from Sapporo was not congenial since we would not be spending a night... More 

Thank WinterPassion
Singapore, null, Singapore
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Decided to do a day trip here because several people we met in Hakodate recommended us to. 2 hours train ride away and then another 18 minutes bus ride from station. Did the boat ride, which was expensive considering that we could not go onto the island as it was closed for winter. Just cruised around the island with lots... More 

Thank Yeex
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Extremely breathtaking view for someone who doesn't get to experience natural lakes/ scenery back in my own country. I'd highly recommend the Lake Toya cruise as well. Good to bring an extra coat along. The wind gets slightly strong further out in the Lake. A camera is a must as well. Don't wanna miss out the beautiful shots!!

Thank Angel H
Hirakata, Japan
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Want to chill-out? Want to see/experience some great scenery? Don't mind getting a bit wet? Don't mind having to work for your experience? Well, if your answer yes to the above, then canoeing on Lake Toya is just for you. Your guide, Yuji, after taking you through the basics of canoeing, will guide along the northern shores of the lake,... More 

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