Discover Lake Toya

Lake Toya is a volcanic crater lake and has a stately look to it. Enjoy hiking around the lake for some stunning views.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities

FAQs

Getting around Lake Toya

The easiest way to get around Lake Toya is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. Though, travelers will have to rely on single tickets or a prepaid card, since no special train or bus passes are provided within this area.If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Lake Toya

Public transportation:

Travelers who come by train will usually have to transfer at Datemombetsu station. From there, it is between 20 and 30 minutes by bus to most sights near Lake Toya. Be advised that buses run infrequent in this area. For up-to-date bus schedules, we recommend syncing Google Maps with our customized map above (to do this: click the top right icon on the map to expand to full screen, and select a route between your destination and your current destination). 

 

Nearest airport:

The nearest and most convenient airport is New Chitose Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes

 

Car rentals:

How long to stay at Lake Toya

We recommend staying here between one and two days.
 

Hotels near Lake Toya

Flights to Lake Toya

The nearest and most convenient airport is New Chitose Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes

Seasonal information

Scenic rides:

  • Lake Toya Horse-riding Ranch: click here to go to the official website

  • Usuzan Ropeway: click here to go to the official website

  • Toyako Kisen Cruise: click here to go to the official website

 

Fruit picking:

  • Late June to Early August is generally a great time to pick cherries in Hokkaido

  • Mid June to Early July is generally a great time to pick strawberries in Hokkaido

  • Early September  to early November is generally a great time to pick apples in Hokkaido

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