Lake Shikotsu and Lake Toya Tour (Lunch excluded, multilingual audio Tour)
Operation Period

May 16, May 19, Jun 18 - Jun 20, Jun 22, Jun 23, Aug 10 - Aug 15, 
Oct 15 - Oct 29, 2024
10 hours 23 min 
Embarkation Point
Sapporo Station
Departure and Arrival Times
Dep 08:30 Arr 18:53
AdultsJPY 6,800
Children(6-12y)JPY 3,400
Important Notice:
- Includes Mt. Usuzan Ropeway fare.
- Lunch is at your own expense.
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.)
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.
Lake Toya 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.
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.

Lunch: You will have free time to dine individually (we suggest you eat lunch at [Kinoko Ohkoku Otaki Branch] where we will make a stop).
Departure 08:30 
Sapporo Station

Route 453

*①Lake Shikotsu (free time*Lake Shikotsu Cruise for extra pay) <10:30 Departure>【Approx. 70min】

Kinoko Okoku in Otaki (rest and lunch)【45min】

*③Usuzan Ropeway (ride the ropeway) and Bear Farm (Option)【95min】

Lake Toya(free time)【35min】

Silo Observation Deck (rest)【15min】

Nakayama Pass (rest)【10min】
Arrival 18:00

Jouzankei Onsen  (Drop-off is possible)
Arrival 18:20

Apa Hotel & Resort Sapporo (Kawazoe 5 Jo 2-chome stop, 
Drop-off is possible)
Arrival 18:35

Sapporo Park Hotel (Hotel Lifort Sapporo, Drop-off is possible)
Arrival 18:37

Hotel Mystays Premier Sapporo Park (Drop-off is possible)
Arrival 18:38

Jasmac Plaza Hotel (Drop-off is possible)
Arrival 18:40

Susukino(Drop-off is possible)
Arrival 18:45

Sapporo Clock Tower (Drop-off is possible)
Arrival 18:53
Sapporo Station
*①The lake cruise (glass-bottomed boat) is an optional tour. Show the bus ticket and get 10% discount for the fare(adults ¥1,800, children ¥900). The boat departs at 10:30. (required time : 30min)
Those who wish to take the boat tour must be at the boarding dock and purchase a ticket by 10:20. Please show your bus ticket stub to prove you are a passenger on the Regular Sightseeing Bus to get a discount (without this you will be denied a discount).
*After 10:20 the boat seats are released to the general public, and you may not be able to get a discount at that time.
*Get a 10% discount on food and souvenirs at Restaurant Memer at Lake Shikotsu. (Does not apply to some items. Memer is basically closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but closed irregularly in some cases.)
*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
◎At your own expense at Kinoko Okoku Otaki. 
*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:\900→\800 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. (subject to change.)
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, Show your Regular Sightseeing Bus ticket stub to get a ¥100 discount (prices are subject to change so the original price is not listed).
The sales location will be Mt. USU terrace at the Mt. Usu summit ropeway.
Milk soft (Photo is for illustrative purpose only. )
Special Notes
Please come to the ticket window 15 minutes before departure to exchange your ticket. 
●Lunch is at your own expense. We suggest you eat lunch at [Kinoko Ohkoku Otaki Branch] where we will make a stop).
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.
Operating Bus Company
Hokkaido Chuo Bus Sapporo Bus Terminal, Business Hours: 7:30 AM- 6:00 PM, +81 (0)570-200-600