Explore the unspoiled nature in winter’s Hokkaido! This one-day tour presents Hokkaido's two most iconic lakes Lake Toya and Lake Shikotsu. Shikotsu-Toya National Park is centered with these two lakes. The distance between Lake Toya and Lake Shikotsu is about 100 kilometers and bus ride takes roughly 2 hours. Around Lake Toyo Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Geopark is a UNESCO recognized geopark, and Mt. Usu can be overviewed from the window on a ropeway ride. Detailed guidance board is available along the promenade in the geopark, to provide visitors with joyful experience of learning mysteries of grandeur earth. Lunch is served at Toyako Manseikaku followed by free walk before heading out. During January 25 to February 17 there will be held Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival, and it will be included in the schedule of this tour.Description
In the morning, we will departure from JR Sapporo Station Bus Terminal at around 08:35. Our first stop will be Lake Shikotsu, and guests can have a free session of 30 minutes for strolling. Shikotsu Lake was formed about 40000 years ago while Japan was still attached with Asia continent, then the lake gradually appeared as round shape as volcano erupted. It is renowned worldwide for its clarity and the exuberance in its tranquility.
Afterwards it will be a brief rest at Kinoko Okoku in Otaki for about 25 minutes. Lunch is held at Toyako Manseikaku, and guests can spend some free time for a refreshing view of the lakeside after lunch. Lake Toya is a caldera lake formed by a large volcanic eruption hundred thousand years ago. It is surrounded by magnificent nature, and also provides habitat for many wild life and prophyte. Then take Usuzan Ropeway ride and visit Bear Farm. Upon arrival at Silo Observation Deck, panorama of Lake Toya can be overviewed.
Along return trip, we will stop at Nakayama Pass for sightseeing and short break. Tour bus will arrival back at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal around 19:00. Before that guests can choose drop-off at available locations.Highlights
: Sapporo, JapanDuration
: 10 hours 30 minutes Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.