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Lake Toya, Sobetsu-cho

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Gawp at the centerpiece of the national geological park, Lake Toya, a volcanic caldera lake surrounded by impressive scenery. With a circumference of 43 km (26 mi), the large lake boasts a number of attractions, both around and on it, with boat tours and hikes serving as the best ways to explore the area. The active volcanic nature of the area means you'll find a number of hot springs around the lake, with various spa resorts to enjoy. To learn about the geological history of the lake and the volcanic formations around it, head to the science museum located on its banks. To visit Lake Toya and other attractions in Sobetsu-cho, use our Sobetsu-cho travel itinerary maker.
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  • After a couple of days rain and reduced visibility we were blessed with a few of days of glorious sunshine and unrestricted views. We drove approx 1 hr from Hirafu to Lake Toya for an Onsen (separate ...  more »
  • We drove past Lake Toya on our way to Niseko and were mesmerised by this scenic lake. Had to stop our car albeit the windy cold weather to capture some pictures.  more »
  • Lake Toya is about a 2-hr express train ride from Sapporo. We spent an afternoon there, along the promenade by the lake. It was sunny but windy, there were hardly any tourists around. And because it w...  more »