Lake Toya-ko

Lake Toya-ko


Lake Toya-ko is a caldera lake with the circumference of 43 kilimeters and the maximum depth of 180 meters. It abounds with fish (especially Kokanee salmon) and has a magnificent view with Mt. Showa-Shinzan and Mt. Usu. The four various-sized islets called Nakajima are most picturesque, and wild Yezo deers can be seen there.
In spite of located in Hokkaido, the climate around this place is mild in general and the lake never freezes over. The tourist season continues from April until the end of October, and fireworks show is held during the period. Toya-ko Onsen Spa, with abundant hot water located in the south of the lake, is known as one of the largest hot-spring resorts in Hokkaido.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Price / RatePrice / Rate

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes from JR Toya Station by the bus bound for Toya-ko Onsen. Get off at Toya-ko Onsen Bus Terminal.

Related LinksRelated Links

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Toyamachi, Toyako-cho Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 049-5802



tyler  @tyler_artdesign - 2014-10-25
I am in Toyako now. Lake Toya is situated in the southwestern part of Hokkaido. What a wonderful scenery there is!
Jason Marrero  @_Lake_Toya_ - 2014-10-24
Food T_T
Swanky Traveler  @SwankyTraveler - 2014-10-23
Lake Toya, the beauty of Hokkaido. #SwankyTripHokkaido (pic: Tripadvisor)
Jason Marrero  @_Lake_Toya_ - 2014-10-23
Finally finished season 9 of how I met your mother and I am honestly disappointed
Sam Chang  @XamChang - 2014-10-23
#capitalgainsgroup #wongamania visits apple farm near lake toya
Spoozaki  @YellowDog96 - 2014-10-22
@awesomousse So really might have went from Hagi to Lake Toya in the Gintama world?! Those poor students!! That's over 1,500km!
Bansass  @kawakamis - 2014-10-22
@YellowDog96 it was never stated in canon where the school was or when he even went to lake toya so idek anything
awesomousse  @awesomousse - 2014-10-22
@YellowDog96 sob I don't remember much about the Lake Toya ep, sorry! But some fics did refer to Hagi, and it has real life joui connections
Spoozaki  @YellowDog96 - 2014-10-22
@awesomousse I don't know who to ask but in the Gintama world isn't the school still located in Hagi and they went on a trip to Lake Toya...
Spoozaki  @YellowDog96 - 2014-10-22
Why did Shouyou-sensei take his students to Lake Toya when the school is in Hagi? How much money did he spend?
Spoozaki  @YellowDog96 - 2014-10-22
I think I'm getting things mixed up... Sorachi-sensei went on a school trip to Lake Toya. Yoshida Shouyou's students also did.
mxporygon  @mxporygon - 2014-10-22
@neontaster found this: The show takes place in the town of Tōyako, in the Hokkaido prefecture, with many shots of scenic Lake Toya.
☠ Deathster ☠  @OCDexter - 2014-10-21
Me overlooking Lake Toya :3
•Ⓦ•ⓐ•Ⓡ•ⓐ•Ⓡ•ⓐ•  @JeabWara - 2014-10-20
#happy #japan #hokkaido #sapporo @ 🇯🇵Toya Lake/Mount Usu
マサコフP  @masakov800 - 2014-10-19
Great Toya lake
Jason Marrero  @_Lake_Toya_ - 2014-10-17
I got couples sitting around me and I'm just here reading my Harry potter book.
hosokawa1123  @wansirias - 2014-10-17
@meexiong Thank you It is Youtei mountain as seen from Lake Toya.
Mark  @ClearSkies55 - 2014-10-17
@SENawotniak I have been doing some of my own research on Mt Usu up in Hokkaido next to Lake Toya. Spent a week there last summer.