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From Sapporo: Day Trip to Lake Shikotsu, Toya and Mount Usu

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Explore two of Hokkaido’s most beautiful lakeside spots, Shikotsu and Toya, on a private full day tour. Take the ropeway at Mount Usu and enjoy panoramic views from the top of an active volcano.
About this activity
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese

Pickup included

Your guide will wait in your hotel lobby or outside the booked address with a name board sign. They will arrive 5-10 minutes before the tour start time.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Walk around Lake Shikotsu and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains
  • Take the ropeway up Mount Usu, an active volcano,
  • Sample a local lunch
Full description
Begin the day with a pickup from Sapporo and meet your private tour guide. The guide will introduce themself and the day’s itinerary to your group. From there, your full-day trip begins.

Head for Lake Shikotsu, just over 1 hour from Sapporo City. Take a walk through the small picturesque town by the lakeside and continue to the red rail bridge. From there you’ll be able to enjoy wonderful views across the lake and to the mountain range beyond.

Follow the tour to Mount Usu and Mount Showashinzan. Take the ropeway to ascend Mount Usu, an active volcano that last erupted in the year 2000. Take in the panoramic views of Lake Toya and Mount Showashinzan, and also get close up views of the eruption crater.

Stop for a well-deserved local lunch in the Toya area before you drive past the lakeside and to the locally famed Lake Hill Farm. This beautiful spot enjoys great views of Mount Totei, and also boasts freshly made ice cream, cheese, and other local dairy products.

End the tour with a stop at Silo Observatory. There, take in the full splendor of Lake Toya with Mount Usu in the background. After this stop, relax as you’re transported back to Sapporo.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (within Sapporo City)
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Additional snacks at Lake Hill Farm
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
Know before you go
This tour takes place rain or shine

If the Mount Usu Ropeway is closed due to severe weather conditions, this tour will instead stop at Toya Earthquake center

From £431.67 Per group up to 2

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Travel Hokkaido

Product ID: 391972