Explore a picturesque crater Lake Toya, volcanoes and Noboribetsu Hell Valley
This is a full day trip to Lake Toya and Noboribetsu from Sapporo by taxi with a professional driver. Taxi fare for the 10-hr tour is 37000yen in green season, 40000yen in winter +highway fee.
Lake Toya and Noboribetsu are a part of Shikotu-Toya National Park and a picturesque crater lake with famous hot spring resort. Toya is also known to have hosted a 2008 G8 Summit meeting . Toya is 2hrs drive from Sapporo, and Noboribetsu is ohe hr from Toya.
Noboribetsu is the most famous hot spring resort and Hell Valley is a crater.
Lake Toya is a round crater lake . At night firework-show is performed from late April till October.
In 10 min. you can visit unique Mt Usu and Mt Showashinzan, the newest volcano in Hokkaido. We will take a cable car to go up Mt Usu to see a crater. Bear Park where you can feed them and look at them up close is an option.
Noboribetsu Hell Valley is a dynamic area that spews up steam and smoke.
You can refresh your feet in the natural footbath river except in winter.
The following is an example tour:
8:30 meet at your hotel
9:45 Nakayama Pass ( break)
10:00-11:00 Nakayama Pass - Silo Obersvation Point
11:00-11:20 Silo Observation Point
11:45- 12:30 lunch at Sendoan restaurant ( in front of Lake Toya)
12:45-14:15 Mt Usu Ropeway( 1500yen) go up to mountain, strolling, Mt Showashinzan photo taking
option additional Showasinzan Bear Park ( 850 yen admission), orise Lake Toya cruise
14:30-15:30 Lake Toya to Noboribetsu
15:30-16:30 Noboribetsu Hell Valley ( option natural foot bath brook)
16:30-18:00 Go back to Sapporo
disband at your convenient place ( your hotel or dinner place)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel in Sapporo
End location: your hotel in Sapporo
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
We will take Toyota Alphard for 37000yen/green season , 40000yen / winter+ highway fee.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4000 JPY - This is a payment for one person; Mt Usu ropeway( 1500yen) or Lake Toya cruise( 1500yen), lunch (1000yen), Showashinzan Bear Park (850yen) and other expenses
This figure does not include taxi fare( 37000yen in green season , 40000yen in winter + higway fee) for a group.
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Our group enjoyed Yuko enthusiasm and unique tour - it was very enjoyable for all - thank you very much Yuko - you are an excellent representative for your country of Japan!