Lake Shikotsu and Lake Toya Tour (Multilingual Audio Tour)
【Concerning the suspension of ALL Regular Sightseeing Buses due to the Declaration of State of Emergency regarding the prevention of the spread of Novel COVID-19】
We thank our patrons for the continued support and use of the Chuo Bus Company.
The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency that encompasses a wider area, as a special revised measure to prevent the further spread of the Novel COVID-19. Hokkaido prefecture has also issued preventative measures against the spread of the virus. In light of these new measures, and for the purpose of protecting the safety and health of our customers, prevention of the further spread of the virus is our priority. For this reason, we have decided to suspend ALL Regular Sightseeing courses until further notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our patrons and customers, and thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.
Until further notice
All Regular Sightseeing Bus courses scheduled to operate during this period.
The service restart date will be posted on our Regular Sightseeing Bus multiple language website pages.
||Apr. 10 - Apr. 18, Nov. 4 - Nov. 20, 2020
||10 hours 5 min
|Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
|Sapporo Station Bus Terminal: Dep 8:35 Arr 18:40
This includes Lunch and Usuzan Ropeway fare
※This course is provided in multilingual announcement such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English. Also Japanese announcement will be done in audio.(Tour guide will not provide in multilingual announcement.)
Experience the majestic beauty of water “Lake Shikotsu” and the spectacular nature of Lake Tōya
“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. The rich nature surrounding the lake provides habitat for many fauna and flora.
Have lunch at Toyako Manseikaku, and enjoy the refreshing view of the lake side. We will then head to Mt. Usu, the first mountain area in Japan to be designated as a Global Geopark in August 2009, by Global Geoparks Network supported by UNESCO. There are 58 Global Geoparks in 18 countries and Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Geopark is recognized as the 59th of these. We will view Mt. Usu from the windows of the ropeway.
This is a reasonable 1-day tour which allows you to experience two famous lakes of Hokkaido.
||Sapporo Station Bus terminal
||via Route 453
||※①Lake Shikotsu 【35 min】
||Mushroom Kingdom Otaki branch (rest) 【25 min】
||※②Toyako Manseikaku (lunch, time for a walk around the lake area) 【85 min】
||※③Usuzan Ropeway (ride the ropeway) and Showa Shinzan Bear Farm 【90 min】
||Silo Observatory 【15 min】
||via Route 230
||Nakayama Pass 【15 min】
||Jozankei Spa (DO possible)
||Apa Hotel & Resort Sapporo (Kawazoe 5 Jo 2-chome stop, DO possible)
||Sapporo Park Hotel, Hotel Lifort Sapporo (DO possible)
||Hotel Mystays Premier Sapporo Park (DO possible)
||Jasmac Plaza Hotel (DO possible)
||Susukino (DO possible)
||Sapporo Clock Tower (DO possible)
||Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
- ※①The lake cruise (glass-bottomed boat) is in operation between Apr 19 - Nov 3, therefore it is not available between Apr 10 - 18, and Nov 4 - 20.
Get a 10% discount on food and souvenirs at Restaurant Memer at Lake Shikotsu. (Discounts unavailable on Wednesdays due to the restaurant being closed.)
- ※②Lunch [Savory Chicken Soup Hot Pot Set] : Salmon baked with egg, Japanese mustard spinach tossed with sesame, rolled cabbage and two kinds of vegetables cooked together, young chicken hot pot(with nappa cabbage, crysanthemum leaves, enoki and shimeji mushrooms), sautéed onions and corn egg custard, scallops fried in panko, shishamo smelt fried with seaweed, shishito peppers, potato salad, white rice, clam miso soup, two kinds of cake(subject to change).
- ※As an option, you can bath in the hot springs at Manseikaku Hotel. Admission is ¥600 per adult, and ¥300 per child(children under elementary school are free). Towels are not provided, but you may rent them at the front desk. ¥400 for face and bath towel.
- ※③Though there is a footpath to the summit of Mt.Usu, it is wise to wear clothing and shoes that are easy to move and walk in.
You can get discount ticket for Brown Bear Zoo with showing your bus stub. (Adult:850→750 Child: 500→400).
If the ropeway is closed due to strong wind or inclement weather, you will receive a token of your trip to the ropeway instead.
If you show the bus stub, you can get discount service for the following products.
Lake Toya croquette ¥100 OFF
Original milk soft serve ¥100 OFF
|Lake Toya croquette
||Milk soft serve
※Colored days are operating days.
*This tour is operated with the multilingual audio system (provided in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean). Views seen from the window will be explained through the audio system. ( A guide will accompany the tour but will not provide explanations of the sights.)
※Duration of sightseeing may be changed due to the traffic and the number of passengers
※Arrival time will be earlier than scheduled time due to the holiday break or the restriction condition of the facility.
※Please allow enough time for transfer to the other modes of transport, because buses may be delayed due to the traffic jams or adverse weather conditions.
※Tours may be cancelled due to the snow disaster. Please contact us to reconfirm the operation in the event of abnormal weather.
※The Hokkaido Chuo Bus [Regular Sightseeing Bus] runs in the Central Hokkaido area.