Lake Shikotsu and Lake Toya Tour (Multilingual Audio Tour)

  • Minimum requirement of one passenger to operate.
  • 1 day tour
  • Recommendations
  • Dam・Marsh・Lake
  • Ropeway・Gondola riding
  • Nature of Hokkaido
  • Multilingual guided tour
  • Hot springs
  • Red leave
  • Meal included
Operation Period Apr 22 - 26, May 7 - Nov 20, 2019
Duration 10 hours 30 min
(10 hours and 5 min between Nov 5 - Nov 20)
Distance 243km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal: Dep 8:35 Arr 19:05
(Arr at 18:40, between Nov 5 - 20)

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.)

みどころ PICK UP!!

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” (optional tour: excludes Nov 5 – Nov 20) and enjoy the scenic beauty from the deck.
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.



[Itinerary for [Apr 22 - 26, May 7 -Nov 4]

8:35 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  Route 453
10:00~11:00 ※①Lake Shikotsu (free time※Lake Shikotsu Cruise for extra pay)【60min】
11:40~12:05 Kinoko Okoku in Otaki (rest) 【25min】
12:50~14:15 Toyako Manseikaku (lunch and time for a walk)【85min】
14:25~15:55 ※②Usuzan Ropeway (ride the ropeway) and Bear Farm 【90 min】
16:20~16:35 Silo Observation Deck【15min】
  Route 230
17:35~17:50 Nakayama Pass【15min】
18:15 Jouzankei Onsen (possible to alight)
18:35 Apa Hotel & Resort Sapporo (Kawazoe 5 Jo 2-chome stop, possible to alight)
18:50 Sapporo Park Hotel (possible to alight)
18:52 Hotel Mystays Premier Sapporo Park (possible to alight)
18:53 Jasmac Plaza Hotel( possible to alight)
18:55 Susukino (possible to alight)
19:00 Sapporo Clock Tower (possible to alight)
19:05 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal

Itinerary for [Nov 5 - 20] (The Lake Shikotsu Cruise is only in operation until Nov 4, between Nov 5 -20, we cannot board the cruise.)

8:35 Sapporo Station Bus terminal
  via Route 453
10:00~10:35 ※①Lake Shikotsu 【35 min】
11:15~11:40 Mushroom Kingdom Otaki branch (rest) 【25 min】
12:25~13:50 ※②Toyako Manseikaku (lunch, time for a walk around the lake area) 【85 min】
14:00~15:30 ※③Usuzan Ropeway (ride the ropeway) and Showa Shinzan Bear Farm 【90 min】
15:55~16:10 Silo Observatory 【15 min】
  via Route 230
17:10~17:25 Nakayama Pass 【15 min】
17:50 Jozankei Spa (possible to alight)
18:10 Apa Hotel & Resort Sapporo (Kawazoe 5 Jo 2-chome stop, possible to alight)
18:25 Sapporo Park Hotel (possible to alight)
18:27 Hotel Mystays Premier Sapporo Park (possible to alight)
18:28 Jasmac Plaza Hotel (possible to alight)
18:30 Susukino (possible to alight)
18:35 Sapporo Clock Tower (possible to alight)
18:40 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 ¥1,200, children ¥600). The boat departs at 10:10. (required time : 30min)
  • ※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 ¥500 per adult, and ¥250 per child(children under elementary school are free). Towels are not provided, but you may rent them at the front desk. ¥300 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(JPY 150 → JPY100)
    Original milk soft serve (JPY 300 → JPY200)
Lake Toya croquette Milk soft serve

Schedule Calendar

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※Colored days are operating days.


Special Notes

※Tour will be cancelled when there is no reservation by 18:00 the day before.
※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.