Explore Lake Toya, Mt.Usu and Noboribetsu Hell Valley by taxi
This is a private taxi tour and the schedule is very flexible. This is a perfect tour for a traveler who is interested in national parks, especially in lakes and volcanoes in Hokkaido. Lake Toya is the third largest caldera lake in Japan and was formed about 110, 000 years ago.
Next, Mt. Usu was born about 10, 000 years ago. Mt. Usu was dormant for a long period; however, in the 17th century it resumed volcanic activities. Next we will head for Noboribetsu Hot Spring. We will visit Jigokudani there. Jigokudani or "Hell Valley" is a spectacular valley. This valley was a former crater. It is a main source of hot spring waters of Noboribetu Hot Spring. There are 15 hot steam vents and a couple of sulfurous streams. Magma with high volcanic energy is believed to be stored underground. There is a walking trail to a geyser. Following it, you will realize the valley is appropriately named. This taxi tour is suitable for 4 travelers. I can also make a customized tour in order to meet your request.
The following is a basic itinerary that can be customized based on your preferences:
9:00 meet at your hotel
Mt. Usu Ropeway ( cable car fare 1600 JPY per adult)
Noboribetsu Hell Valley
19:00 your hotel
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 10 hours
traffic and weather condition
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
44000 JPY - This is a payment for chartering a minivan taxi(including tolls and parking fees). Payment must be made in cash on the spot. The cost will vary depending on time of year. We cannot specify the model of a desired taxi.
In addition to this, roughly 3,000 JPY ( per person) for cable car fare ,admissions, lunch and other expenses
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Kuni is a great guide and is extremely knowledgeable about the areas of his tours. This is a great tour with some very picturesque views. I'd recommend this tour to anyone but I'd book it in May instead of April (still a little cold).