Toyako Onsen

Toyako Onsen, Toyako-cho: Address, Phone Number, Toyako Onsen Reviews: 4/5

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VooDooTravelPro
London, UK142 contributions
Nice views and 45 min boat ride on lake available
Dec 2019 • Family
We had a nice stop here - a walk along the waterfront. We stopped at a local bakery for a pastry and coffee...but not much to do except enjoy the beautiful lake and Mountain Views
Written December 28, 2019
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Erwin Elias
Serpong, Indonesia525 contributions
Not much to do and see
Dec 2018 • Family
Toyako onsen is located at the southern shore of Lake Toya. Some hotels offers very good view of the mystical lake.

Access to the hotels could be challenging. Visitors using JR must take a bus that only runs every hour from 10am to 5pm to Toyako Onsen Station, and from there should walk 500m to 1.5km to major hotels in the town. It was not a nice experience since in winter snow is quite harsh and the walkway become icy.

Most of the shops and restaurants are closed during the day and only opens at 5pm to 8pm. During winter, that could mean they open only afterdark under heavy snow. Thankfully there are some convenience stores that opens 24hr.

Activities around Toyako Onsen might be limited to enjoying the onsen, walking around the shore, playing in the snow, and taking a cruise ferry around the lake.

For me Toyako Onsen is a must visit, but once is enough.
Written December 19, 2018
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GIT
Melbourne, Australia409 contributions
Beautiful place but note of caution on GPS
Nov 2018 • Couples
We drove to this town to soak in the beautiful scenery, and we were not disappointed. Went to the Silo observatory and looked down upon the beautiful and misty lake. Then we had a nice soak in the towns onsen, and we had one of the best onsen experience ever.
However, only one thing to caution visitors to this township when driving here...make sure you have Google Map instead of the car GPS! The GPS doesn’t work well in certain parts of town, and will make you go round the township.. it becomes very hard to leave the town and get to the freeway or major exit roads. Just make sure you have Google Map switched on and you will be OK. Enjoy the town....
Written November 24, 2018
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snowapple
Singapore, Singapore113 contributions
Area with nothing much to do
Aug 2017
We didn't drive so we took the bus at 330yen per trip (do get a round trip ticket at the station beforehand if you have time). It is basically an area along the Lake Toya. There is spot where u can sit down n have free foot onsen bath along the stretch. Some restaurants and souvenirs shop. Probably will be good if you have a car to access to hiking trails and other sides. Fireworks is over-rated. I would think it is not worth a stay if you don't drive.
Written August 24, 2017
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Dear snowapple Thank you very much for coming to Lake Toya at this time. We are so happy to hear that you had a good time. We will keep aiming to make wonderful tourist sites which are loved by everyone. There is a Lake Toya long run fireworks display held from spring to autumn. The tunnel of illumination is held in winter. You can enjoy them all year round. We look forward to your next visit. Toyako Onsen Tourist Association
Written December 6, 2017
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Goldwin L
Hong Kong, China17 contributions
Great Lake scenery
Apr 2017 • Couples
I suggest if you are planning to come to toyako. U need to drive. Apart from a very nice scenery, this place doesn't have much thing to do. The food is pretty average to me.

If you are living in country like nz zealand, this is not a place that will attract the most as nz has already got places like this one.

FYI we spent only half a day there. And in conclusion if you like lake scenery, you should come. If not, don't border especially for short stay visitors.
Written April 15, 2017
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Dear Goldwin L Thank you very much for coming to Lake Toya at this time. We are so happy to hear that you had a good time. We will keep aiming to make wonderful tourist sites which are loved by everyone. There is a Lake Toya long run fireworks display held from spring to autumn. The tunnel of illumination is held in winter. You can enjoy them all year round. We look forward to your next visit. Toyako Onsen Tourist Association
Written December 6, 2017
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FoodyBoody
Salisbury, UK259 contributions
Beautiful infinity pools
Mar 2017 • Friends
This hot spring is approx 21 miles from Niseko and one of the best onsen to visit. The hotel has fantastic views overlooking the lake. Inside there are numerous different pools but the best is the infinity pool with panoramic views across the lake. I went with a bunch of Western girlfriends and I love the way the Japanese ladies don't stare, in fact they seem totally comfortable being naked. Even an old lady virtually asleep as she lay back resting her head on the ledge. There's even a sauna with Japanese TV in it:) Great experience - highly recommend even though it is over an hour's drive from Niseko.
Written March 22, 2017
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Dear FoodyBoody Thank you very much for coming to Lake Toya at this time. We are so happy to hear that you had a good time. We will keep aiming to make wonderful tourist sites which are loved by everyone. There is a Lake Toya long run fireworks display held from spring to autumn. The tunnel of illumination is held in winter. You can enjoy them all year round. We look forward to your next visit. Toyako Onsen Tourist Association
Written December 6, 2017
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daikin
Los Angeles, CA3,501 contributions
If you like lakeview
Dec 2016
Well I love outdoor onsen that has a lakeview front view it is just wonderful and too that off with some snow makes perfect vacation
Written December 20, 2016
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Dear daikin Thank you very much for coming to Lake Toya at this time. We are so happy to hear that you had a good time. We will keep aiming to make wonderful tourist sites which are loved by everyone. There is a Lake Toya long run fireworks display held from spring to autumn. The tunnel of illumination is held in winter. You can enjoy them all year round. We look forward to your next visit. Toyako Onsen Tourist Association
Written December 6, 2017
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Jeff21C
Singapore, Singapore132 contributions
2 day stays
Dec 2016 • Family
Go for 2 days stay instead of 1. It will be more relaxing. Explore the lake walk slowly. The Onsen for The Lake View New Toya Hotel is located on the rooftop and open air. It's views are awesome.
Written December 15, 2016
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Dear Jeff21C Thank you very much for coming to Lake Toya at this time. We are so happy to hear that you had a good time. We will keep aiming to make wonderful tourist sites which are loved by everyone. There is a Lake Toya long run fireworks display held from spring to autumn. The tunnel of illumination is held in winter. You can enjoy them all year round. We look forward to your next visit. Toyako Onsen Tourist Association
Written December 6, 2017
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MichaelLee60
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia369 contributions
Beautiful Lake Toyo
May 2016 • Friends
Lake Toya is an Onsen town destination with most hotels also operating at Noboriibetsu. It's a small one street small town. Activities include cruising around the lake both in the day and at night for Fireworks Cruise.

We were told fireworks display on Friday but on the Thursday that we checked in there was fireworks on Thursday - not sure if this was due to Golden Week holiday. Fireworks are repeated at different locations along the lake in front of major hotels.

Uzusan Ropeway is a great place to visit with breathtaking sceneries. There are hotels offering Free coach transfer from Sapporo Station , hence, very convenient.
Written May 22, 2016
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Dear MichelLee60 Thank you very much for coming to Lake Toya at this time. We are so happy to hear that you had a good time. We will keep aiming to make wonderful tourist sites which are loved by everyone. There is a Lake Toya long run fireworks display held from spring to autumn. The tunnel of illumination is held in winter. You can enjoy them all year round. We look forward to your next visit. Toyako Onsen Tourist Association
Written December 13, 2017
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yuyun h
145 contributions
Onsen City!!!
Jul 2015 • Solo
I had a half day to enjoy japanese hot spring in this area. walk around 1km, i went to one of hotels in the area and it was really nice onsen facing great view of toya lake. plus, free flow drink with only less than JPY 1000. i will definitely back to this hotel if going to hokkaido again.
Written March 2, 2016
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Dear yuyun h Thank you very much for coming to Lake Toya at this time. We are so happy to hear that you had a good time. We will keep aiming to make wonderful tourist sites which are loved by everyone. There is a Lake Toya long run fireworks display held from spring to autumn. The tunnel of illumination is held in winter. You can enjoy them all year round. We look forward to your next visit. Toyako Onsen Tourist Association
Written December 13, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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