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

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Explore the glittering ice sculptures

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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Special Gifts and Discounts! (until 2019/03/31)

- 50% discount on bathing at Toyako Manseikaku
Show your bus ticket stub to receive:
- 10% discount for food, drinks, and souvenirs at Restaurant memere
- Discount coupon at Showa Shinzan Bear Ranch
- Discounts on wagyu croquette and soft serve ice cream at Mt. Usu ropeway.

Available for all participants.
Discounts at Restaurant memere are not accepted on Wednesdays (except Jan 25-Feb 17).

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 Nov 5-18, 2018
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 64.79
USD 64.79
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 45.62
USD 45.62
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 64.79
USD 64.79
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 45.62
USD 45.62
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
Duration: 10 hours 5 minutes.

Lake Shikotsu Cruise only operates between Apr 15 - Nov 4, 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 audio guide / Chinese audio guide / Ropeway fee / Korean Audio Guide
  • 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 (35 min)
    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, and makes for a pleasant rural feel.
  • 11:15 Mushroom Kingdom Otaki Branch Rest Stop (25 min)
    Use this chance to stretch your legs or buy some tasty snacks and souvenirs of Hokkaido.
  • 12:25 Lake Toya and Lunch at Toyako Manseikaku (85 min)
    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 on the lake.
  • Optional Bathing Time
    Bathing fee: Adults (Ages 12+): JPY 500, Children (Ages 6-11) JPY 250, Infants (Ages 0-5): Free

    There is a resting space for participants. Towels are not included.
    Face towel + Bath towel rental JPY 300.
  • 14:00 Mt. Usu Ropeway (90 min)
    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 on the huge gondola is also a lot of fun!
  • 15:55 Sairo Observation Deck (15 min)
    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 min)
    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 Dec 1-21, Jan 21-24, Feb 18-Mar 31, 2019
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 64.79
USD 64.79
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 45.62
USD 45.62
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 64.79
USD 64.79
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 45.62
USD 45.62
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
Duration: 10 hours 25 minutes
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Bus fare / English audio guide / Japanese audio guide / Chinese audio guide / Ropeway fee / Korean Audio Guide
  • 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
  • 10:20 Lake Shikotsu (30 min)
    Lake Shikotsu small boat dock Explore the area around Lake Shikotsu and take an optional cruise as you enjoy the scenery of Hokkaido.
  • 11:35 Mushroom Kingdom Rest Stop in Otaki (25 min)
  • 12:45 Toyako Manseikaku (85 min)
    Dine lakeside at Toyako Manseikaku Savor a delicious savory chicken stew with delicious sides to warm up. Take your time to explore around the lake and for an additional fare, you may take a relaxing dip in the bath.
  • Lunch Menu
    4b12b8c4c0c5921a382d18a353487588 -Salmon and kelp egg roll with komatsuna in sesame sauce
    -Roll cabbage with 2 vegetables
    -Chicken stew
    -Sauteed onion and corn savory egg custard
    -Fried scallops
    -Grilled shishamo fish
    -Shishito peppers and vegetables
    -Potato salad
    -Rice
    -Clam miso soup
    -2 slices of cake
  • Optional Bathing Time
    Bathing fee: Adults (Ages 12+): JPY 500, Children (Ages 6-11) JPY 250, Infants (Ages 0-5): Free

    There is a resting space for participants. Towels are not included.
    Face towel + Bath towel rental JPY 300.
  • 14:20 Mt. Usu Ropeway and Showa Shinzan Bear Ranch (90 min)
    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. Discounts are offered for the Showa Shinzan Bear Ranch as well.
  • 16:15 Sairo Observation Deck (15 min)
    shutterstock_700193263 2 Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the picturesque Lake Toya, the Nakajima Isles, Mt. Showa Shinzan, Mt. Usu, and much more!
  • 17:30 Nakayama Pass (15 min)
  • 18:10 Jozankei Hot Springs (drop-off point)
  • 18:30 APA Hotel & Resort Sapporo (drop-off point)
  • 18:45 Sapporo Park Hotel (drop-off point)
  • 18:47 Hotel Mystays Premier Sapporo Park (drop-off point)
  • 18:48 Jasmac Plaza Hotel (drop-off point)
  • 18:50 Susukino (drop-off point)
  • 18:55 Sapporo Clock Tower (drop-off point)
  • 19:00 Tour Ends at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
Package detail / Schedule
Tours Departing Jan 25-Feb 17, 2019 (Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 64.79
USD 64.79
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 45.62
USD 45.62
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 64.79
USD 64.79
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 45.62
USD 45.62
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Bus fare / English audio guide / Japanese audio guide / Chinese audio guide / Ropeway fee / Korean Audio Guide
  • 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
  • 10:20 Lake Shikotsu (50 min)
    stsg_wnt_o_1 Be at awe as you venture through the colossal ice and snow structures around the Lake Shikotsu Ice festival! Have fun taking photos of these giant ice monsters!
  • 11:55 Mushroom Kingdom Rest Stop in Otaki (25 min)
  • 13:05 Toyako Manseikaku (80 min)
    Dine lakeside at Toyako Manseikaku Savor a delicious savory chicken stew with delicious sides to warm up. Take your time to explore around the lake and for an additional fare, you may take a relaxing dip in the bath.
  • Lunch Menu
    4b12b8c4c0c5921a382d18a353487588 - Salmon and kelp egg roll with komatsuna in sesame sauce
    - Roll cabbage with 2 vegetables
    - Chicken stew
    - Sauteed onion and corn savory egg custard
    - Fried scallops
    - Grilled shishamo fish
    - Shishito peppers and vegetables
    - Potato salad
    - Rice
    - Clam miso soup
    - 2 slices of cake
  • Optional Bathing Time
    Bathing fee: Adults (Ages 12+): JPY 500, Children (Ages 6-11) JPY 250, Infants (Ages 0-5): Free
    There is a resting space for participants. Towels are not included.
    Face towel + Bath towel rental JPY 300.
  • 14:35 Mt. Usu Ropeway and Showa Shinzan Bear Ranch (80 min)
    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.
    Discounts are offered for the Showa Shinzan Bear Ranch as well.
  • 16:20 Sairo Observation Deck (15 min)
    shutterstock_700193263 2 Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the picturesque Lake Toya, the Nakajima Isles, Mt. Showa Shinzan, Mt. Usu, and much more!
  • 17:30 Nakayama Pass (15 min)
  • 18:10 Jozankei Hot Springs (drop-off point)
  • 18:30 APA Hotel & Resort Sapporo (drop-off point)
  • 18:45 Sapporo Park Hotel (drop-off point)
  • 18:47 Hotel Mystays Premier Sapporo Park (drop-off point)
  • 18:48 Jasmac Plaza Hotel (drop-off point)
  • 18:50 Susukino (drop-off point)
  • 18:55 Sapporo Clock Tower (drop-off point)
  • 19:05 Tour Ends at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • 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 VELTRA 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
    • 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.
    • In the case the ropeway does not operate due to strong winds and bad weather, you will receive a souvenir.
    • Large pieces of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the trunk of the bus. Please ask the staff prior to boarding.
      Please make sure not to leave valuables in the stored luggage and bring it with you on the bus.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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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.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

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Language English, Japanese, Chinese
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Availability Daily
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