Noboribetsu · Lake Tōya
Noboribetsu and Toyako are located in the southwest of Hokkaido, and sit adjacent to one another. Both of them belong to the Shikotsu Toya National Park. You can choose either one for a one or two-day trip; just take a JR or a direct bus.
Noboribetsu is famous for its hot spring resorts. There are nine kinds of hot springs here, including sulfur spring, salt spring, alum spring and green alum spring. The hot springs here are the result of the volcanic activity of Hell Valley. The unique volcanic sulfur of Noboribetsu infuses the water with a rich quality. In autumn, the red leaves fall around the mountains and plains in Hell Valley providing a unique backdrop.
Lake Toya is a frozen lake in northern Japan. It was formed in the early 20th century after volcanic activity. Lake Toya is very spacious, with ripples spreading elegantly across it all year round. The Toyako Forest Museum on the island can be visited by boat. As a volcanic lake, Lake Toya is also rich in geothermal resources, so a variety of hot spring hotels can be found in the area.
Lake Toyako Fireworks Festival
Lake Toyako Fireworks Festival is held everyday from late April to October on the shores of Lake Toyako.
Onsen hotel resort with indoor/outdoor onsen, tatami room, located nearby Toya-ko lake.
Lake Toya-ko is one of the most transparent lakes in Japan and the scenery that surrounds the lake attracts many visitors from Japan and abroad.
Mount Usu is an active volcano located in Shikotsu-Toya National Park. It is a major tourist attraction in the area.
The 6-minute ride takes visitors to the top of Mount Usu, where they can see Lake Toya-ko, Mount Showa-Shinzan as well as Ginuma crater which still emits fumes since its eruption in 1977.
Rusutsu Resort Ski Resort
Famous for its high-quality powder snow, Rusutsu Ski Resort boasts 37 ski runs spanning three mountains. Half-day, day passes and night passes vary according to the time of season; check the website for details.
Mount Yotei is a mountain in southeastern Hokkaido with a proud height of 1,898 meters above sea level.
Arishima Takeo Memorial Museum
This museum was built in memorial of Takeo Arishima who was a famous Japanese novelist from Meiji to Taisho era.
Noboribetsu Onsen Daiichi Takimotokan
Daiichi Takimotokan is a ryokan (hot spring inn) located in Noboribetsu.
Jigokudani is a valley with continuous volcanic activity that supplies Noboribetsu Onsen Hot Spring with hot water.
Noboribetsu Onsen Hot Spring Town
This hot spring town is a medium-sized resort often ranked among the best hot spring resorts in Japan.
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Niseko Village Ski Resort is part of a family of Niseko ski resorts that was voted Japan's best ski resort at the World Ski Awards 2015.
Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura
Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura is a theme park reproducing a provincial town during the Edo Period (1603-1867).
This luxury modern ski lodge is located in Niseko, in central Hirafu. It can be used as a luxury 4 bedroom home, or separately as two self contained 2 bedroom apartments. The property also includes an outdoor 5 person jacuzzi.
Niseko Mt. Resort Grand Hirafu
Located in Niseko, Niseko Mt. Resort Grand Hirafu is famous for its high-quality powder snow.
Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area
Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area is a vast ski resort in the town of Niseko, famous for its abundant powder snow.
Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort
Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort's historical roots date back to 1919. Less crowded than other resorts in Niseko, Moiwa has built a reputation as place where skiers can enjoy a little more privacy.
The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort
Located a 15-minute taxi ride from or a 25-minute bus ride from JR Toya Train Station, The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort offers guests a panoramic view of Lake Toya from the hot spring baths.
Right on the shores of Lake Toya, Kohan Tei features outdoor hot-spring baths with lake views, buffet meals and karaoke. The Japanese-style rooms are air-conditioned and include a satellite LCD TV.
Toya Kanko Hotel
Hot spring baths at Toya Kanko Hotel are located in a cave, or indoors and outdoors offering panoramic lake views. The hotel offers Japanese-style rooms with lake views, a Japanese stone sauna and bicycle rentals.
Toyako Manseikaku Hotel Lakeside Terrace
On the shores of scenic Lake Toya-ko, Hotel Lakeside Terrace boasts natural hot-spring baths, a karaoke bar and indoor pool. Guests can play tennis or enjoy a massage. The spacious rooms have an attached bathroom.
Granvillage Toya Daiwa Ryokan Annex
Located right in front of Lake Toyako, Daiwa Ryokan Annex features lake views in all rooms. Guests can use the free Wi-Fi at the public areas and refresh at the indoor public hot-spring bath. JR Toya Train Station is a 15-minute d
Hotel Grand Toya
A 5-minute walk from lake Toya, Hotel Grand Toya offers Japanese-style rooms with free Wi-Fi. Indoor and outdoor hot spring baths are available at the property.
Located only a 5-minute walk from Lake Toya, Hokkai Hotel offers an outdoor and an indoor hot-spring bath, a rooftop orchid greenhouse and free WiFi at the lobby. It houses a souvenir shop and drinks vending machines. Free parking