Lake Toya – Hokkaido | Travel Information

Lake Toya, Hokkaido, is among the deepest lakes in Japan, with a max depth of 180m. The lake is one of the many sections of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. One of the more notable attractions around Lake Toya, are the variety of cruise options offered by Toyakokisen. These cruises venture out to Nakajima Island. 

Nakajima Island is a naturally formed island, as a result of volcanic activity – the area around Lake Toya is a geothermal hotspot, so volcanoes and hot springs are plentiful. The Island of Nakajima is uninhabited as it is a nature reserve. Wild animals, such as deer, roam free in their herds through the dense woods, making for an amazing walk. For details about the Lake Toya cruises, click here now.

On the southern end of the Lake, there is Mt.Usu Memorial Park, a tribute to the damages and losses of the 4 eruptions in the past 100 years, the most recent being in the year 2000, which displaced several thousand people.

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