Lake Shikotsu and Lake Toya Tour (Multilingual Audio Tour)

  • No minimum number of guests
  • 1 day tour
  • Dam・Marsh・Lake
  • Ropeway・Gondola riding
  • Nature of Hokkaido
  • Multilingual guided tour
  • Red leave
  • 音声案内コース
  • Meal included
Operation Period May 27-July 15, Sept. 1-Nov. 3, 2022
Duration 10 hours 30 min
Distance 243km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal:
Dep 8:35 Arr 19:00

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.)
This Lake Shikotsu Sightseeing Cruise Boat will not be available on June 2, 12, 13, and July 14, Aug 4, and Sept. 30.

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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.
There will be an opportunity to take “Lake Shikotsu Cruise” and enjoy the scenic beauty from the deck(Not available June 2, 12, 13, and July 14, Aug 4, and Sept. 30).
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 Toya Kohantei, and enjoy the refreshing view of the lake side. After lunch 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.”



Due to the closure of Bifue Pass (due to danger of cliff slides), the schedule will be as follows for the time being.

8:30 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  Route 453
9:55~10:55 *①Lake Shikotsu (free time※Lake Shikotsu Cruise for extra pay)【60min】
  Via Chitose IC - Date IC (rest stops along the way)
12:50~14:15 *②Toyako Manseikaku (lunch and time for a walk)【85min】
14:25~15:50 *③Usuzan Ropeway (ride the ropeway) and Bear Farm 【85 min】
16:15~16:30 Silo Observation Deck【15min】
  Route 230
17:30~17:45 Nakayama Pass【15min】
18:10 Jouzankei Onsen (DO possible)
18:30 Apa Hotel & Resort Sapporo (Kawazoe 5 Jo 2-chome stop, DO possible )
18:45 Sapporo Park Hotel (DO possible)
18:47 Hotel Mystays Premier Sapporo Park (DO possible)
18:48 Jasmac Plaza Hotel(DO possible)
18:50 Susukino (DO possible)
18:55 Sapporo Clock Tower (DO possible)
19:00 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • *①The lake cruise (glass-bottomed boat) is an optional tour. Show the bus stub and get 10% discount for the fare(adults ¥1,250, children ¥630). The boat departs at 10:10. (required time : 30min) (Not available June 2, 12, 13, and July 14, Aug 4, and Sept. 30).
    Get a 10% discount on food and souvenirs at Restaurant Memer at Lake Shikotsu. (Does not apply to some items. Memer is closed irregularly)
  • *Temperatures will be taken before boarding.(Persons with a fever of 37.5 Celsius or more will not be permitted to board)
    Concerning the operation of the Lake Shikotsu cruise boat
    The cruise will be cancelled in case of the following events:
    ・Winds over 15 meters/hr
    ・Waves over 1 meter high
    ・Visibility less than 500 meters
  • *②Lunch
    Temperatures will be taken before boarding。(Persons with a fever of 37.5 Celsius or more will not be allowed inside)
  • *Chair seating
  • Meal Content
  • *Some parts of the details below are subject to change.
    【Toyako Local Specialty 8 Assortment Plate】
     Funka Bay Right eye, tuna, salmon, shredded, Stewed Funka Bay octopus, Hokkaido roast beef, Stewed Date Chicken, Crab innards with tofu garnished with salmon roe, Herring wrapped in konbu, Noguchi Kanko original pickles, pickled Daikon radish, Ikatsubushankara
    【Fire Gourmet】
     Funka Bay scallops with butter and dry soy sauce
    【Local Meat Dishes】
     Toyoura Pork chilled shabu shabu with Toyako special red shiso sauce
     Nameko mushroom soup, Kohantei original crab rice, Kohantei original cake and fruit plate
  • *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 , and will visit the Brown Bear Zoo instead.
    If you show the bus stub, you can get discount service for the following products, and ¥100 off soft serve ice cream .
    Original milk soft serve ¥100 OFF
    Sobetsu Apple soft serve ¥100 OFF

Schedule Calendar

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※Colored days are operating days.


Special Notes

※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.