Lake Shikotsu, Lake Toya and Mt.Usu Tour from Sapporo with Audio Guide)

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Beautiful Lake Toya

Visit two of the most famous lakes in Hokkaido, Lake Shikotsu and Lake Toya, and get in touch with the wild nature of this northern island. Get great views from Mt. Usu and enjoy lunch by the lake.

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  • Cruising the waters of Lake Toya
  • Dine lakeside at Toyako Manseikaku
  • Taking picture from the summit of Mt. Usu
  • Lake Shikotsu small boat dock
Spend a full day exploring the scenic vistas of northern Japan’s most famous lakes, with audio guides in English, Chinese, or Korean. First up is Lake Shikotsu, well known for the crystal clear clarity of its water. You can enjoy an optional cruise over the shining waters here. Next up is Lake Toya, a caldera lake formed by a large volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. Its water is rich in minerals. This bountiful nature makes it home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Gaze at the glass-like surface of the lake as you enjoy lunch at Toyako Manseikaku. Mt. Usu, the first designated UNESCO Global Geopark in Japan, is on the way, and once at the summit you can get amazing views in the fresh air. Snap photos of the other mountains and the open ranges.
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Price
Tours Departing April 15, November 6~12
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 63.19
USD 63.19
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 44.41
USD 44.41
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 63.19
USD 63.19
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 44.41
USD 44.41
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Infants are free of charge if seated on adult's lap.
Lake Shikotsu Cruise only operates between Apr 16 - Nov 5, therefore this tour does not go on the cruise.
  • Duration: 9.5 - 10.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Bus fare / English audio guide / Japanese-speaking guide / Chinese audio guide / Ropeway fee / Multilingual Audio Device (English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese)
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
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  • 08:20 Check-in at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 08:35 Departure from Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:00 Lake Shikotsu (60 minutes)
    Lake Shikotsu small boat dock Explore the area around Lake Shikotsu at your own pace, and enjoy the cool breeze off the lake. This caldera lake is beautifully clear, and still relatively undeveloped, for a pleasant rural feel.
  • 11:15 Mushroom Kingdom Otaki Branch Rest Stop (25 minutes)
    Use this chance to stretch your legs or buy some tasty snack and souvenirs of Hokkaido.
  • 12:25 Lake Toya and Lunch at Toyako Manseikaku (85 minutes)
    m_150599 Enjoy lunch and free time at the beautiful Manseikaku Hotel. Located right by Lake Toya, you will get great views of the little islands inside the lake.
  • 14:00 Mt. Usu Ropeway (90 minutes)
    Taking picture from the summit of Mt. Usu Close to the volcano's summit, the observation decks offer gorgeous views of Lake Toya, neighboring Mt. Showa Shinzan, the Pacific Ocean, and Mt. Usu's largest crater. The ride up of the huge gondola is also a lot of fun!
  • 15:55 Sairo Observation Deck (15 minutes)
    Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the picturesque Lake Toya, the Nakajima Isles, Mt. Showa Shinzan, Mt. Usu, and much more!
  • 17:10 Nakayama Pass (15 minutes)
    Another scenic photo opportunity of the surrounding Hokkaido mountains including Ezo Fuji or the "Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido".
  • 17:50-18:40 Drop-off at Designated Locations
Package detail / Schedule
Tours Departing April 16~28, May 8~November 5
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 63.19
USD 63.19
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 44.41
USD 44.41
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 63.19
USD 63.19
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 44.41
USD 44.41
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Infants are free of charge if seated on adult's lap.
  • Duration: 10 - 11 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Bus fare / English audio guide / Japanese-speaking guide / Chinese audio guide / Ropeway fee / Multilingual Audio Device (English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese)
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 08:20 Check-in at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 08:35 Departure from Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:00 Lake Shikotsu (60 minutes)
    Lake Shikotsu small boat dock Explore the area around Lake Shikotsu and take an optional cruise as you enjoy the scenery of Hokkaido.
  • 11:40 Mushroom Kingdom Rest Stop in Otaki (25 minutes)
  • 12:50 Toyako Manseikaku (85 minutes)
    Dine lakeside at Toyako Manseikaku Enjoy lunch and free time at this beautiful lake-side hotel.
  • 14:25 Mt. Usu Ropeway (90 minutes)
    Taking picture from the summit of Mt. Usu Close to the volcano's summit, the observation decks offer gorgeous views of Lake Toya, neighboring Mt. Showa Shinzan, the Pacific Ocean, and Mt. Usu's largest crater.
  • 16:20 Sairo Observation Deck (15 minutes)
    Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the picturesque Lake Toya, the Nakajima Isles, Mt. Showa Shinzan, Mt. Usu, and much more!
  • 17:35 Nakayama Pass (15 minutes)
    Another scenic photo opportunity of the surrounding Hokkaido mountains including Ezo Fuji or the "Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido".
  • 18:15-19:05 Drop-off at Designated Locations
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • If you wish to book a seat for an infant under the age of 6, please select 'Child 6-11'.
      Each infant under the age of 6 must be accompanied by one adult.
    • Please exchange your voucher for a bus ticket at least 15-minutes prior at the bus terminal check-in spot.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that are easy to move around in.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • Show your bus ticket stub at the Shikotsu Lake Cruise (glass-bottomed boat) and receive a 10% discount on the fare. Adult 1,200 JPY, Child 600 JPY.
      The boat departs at 10:10 and the tour lasts 30 minutes.
      Participation is optional.
      *Only for tours running between Apr 16 - 28, May 8 -Nov 5
    • The duration of sightseeing may be changed due to traffic and the number of passengers.
    • Arrival times may be earlier than scheduled due to holiday breaks or facility rules.
    • Depending on traffic or bad weather, the return bus to Sapporo Station may be delayed. Please allow enough time to make connecting transfers.
    • Tours may be cancelled due to bad weather or road closures. Please contact the tour operator to reconfirm the operation in the event of inclement weather.
    • Show your bus ticket stub for a 50 JPY discount on the Lake Toya Japanese beef croquette and 100 JPY discount on milk softserve ice cream.
    • In the case the ropeway does not operate due to strong winds and bad weather, you will receive a souvenir.
    • Show your bus ticket stub and receive a 10% discount at the Brown Bear zoo.
      Adult JPY 850 -> JPY 750
      Child JPY 500 -> JPY 400
    • Lunch: Salmon baked with mushrooms and miso, egg roll, grated radish with soy sauce, Hajikami cabbage rolls with two kinds of vegetables and fish,wheat starch cakes.
      Pork udon sukiyaki with Chinese cabbage, onions, mushrooms, chilled egg custard with baby scallop and corn, wakasagi smelt deep-fried with almonds, shishito peppers, potato salad, rice, clam soup, two kinds of pickles, oranges and grapefruit (content is subject to change).
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 2 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100 yen.
USD 63.19
USD 63.19

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(4.00/5.00) 4.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
Language English, Japanese, Chinese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 9.5 - 11 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch

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by: W.F. Leong
Lake Toya and Lake Shikotsu are two beautiful lakes that should not be missed. So is Mt Usu when visiting Hokkaido. We had a nice Japanese lunch served in a beautiful resort hotel overlooking Lake Toy...more
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