1 Day | Lake Shikotsu & Lake Toya

As you drive through the thick forests that seem to continue forever, a beautiful lake surrounded by majestic nature comes into view. “Lake Shikotsu” is well known for the clarity of its water and was once listed on “The Best Water in Japan” by the Ministry of Environment. This is a caldera lake, the remains of a very large volcanic eruption a hundred thousand years ago, where the water is highly mineral rich and is well known for its rich flora and fauna. Have a lunch at Toyako Manseikaku, and enjoy the refreshing view of the lake side. Proceed to Mt. Usu was the first in Japan to be designated as Global Geoparks in August 2009 by Global Geopark Network supported by UNESCO. They feature lots of places to visit. Why not go to the footpaths (walking paths) and get educated by guide posts and guide tours, etc. There are 58 Global Geoparks in 18 countries and Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Geopark is recognized as 59th of them. Take the ropeway to up there to see Mt. Usu. This is a recommended tour that allows you to visit two of Hokkaido’s signature lakes in one day.

Price

With Lunch
Adult RM 384.00
Child (6-11 years) RM 300.00

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Period: 01~21 Dec 2018, 21 Jan ~ 31 Mar 2019
  • Minimum: 2 Persons
  • Time: 08:35 - 19:00 (10 hours and 25 min)
  • Tour Start from Sapporo bus terminal at 08:35
  • Operated by Chuo Bus
  • Includes Lunch and Ropeway fare 
  • This course is operated with a multilingual audio guidance system in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean. Japanese guidance is also provided by the audio system. (A tour guide will be on board, but will not provide actual guidance).

ITINERARY

※①The cruise boat at Lake Shikotsu is not in operation at this time and cannot be boarded.

※②Lunch content: pork udon sukiyaki set: salmon and mushrooms baked with miso, egg roll, grated daikon radish, rolled cabbage cooked with two kinds of vegetables, gluten cake, pork udon ski with cabbage, onions, mushrooms, baby scallops and corn cold egg custard, deep-fried surf smelt wrapped in seaweed and almond shrimp, raw green chili peppers, potato salad, white rice, clam soup, pickles, side dish, oranges and grapefruit(subject to change).

You have the option of bathing in the hot springs at Manseikaku. Adults ¥500, children ¥250 (preschool children do not pay). Towels are not provided (rental face and bath towel sets are ¥300).

Although there is a pathway to the summit of Mt. Usuzan, please be sure to wear clothes and shoes fit for walking. If the ropeway is closed due to strong winds, we will hand out a souvenir instead.

Show your regular sightseeing bus ticket stub at the gift shop at Mt. Usuzan Ropeway and the following items will receive a discount. 
Toyako Red Beef Sand Croquette …¥50 off(¥150-> ¥100), original Milk Soft Serve Ice Cream…¥100 off (¥300-> ¥200)

Show your bus ticket stub at the Bear Farm and get a discount on admission. (Adults ¥850 -> ¥750, children ¥500 -> ¥400.)

SPECIAL NOTES

◎Tour time at each facility will depend on traffic that day, the number of passengers and other factors. 
◎Arrival time for this course may be earlier depending on whether or not the facility is open or not, or limitations on tours. 
◎Please note that the buses may be delayed due to inclement weather or traffic conditions, so please allow ample time for transfers to other means of transportation. 
◎The tour may be cancelled due to disasters or other unavoidable circumstances, so please be sure to contact us about whether the tour is in operation during unusual weather.