Activity Level
★★★☆☆
Kayaking
3 hours
Fat biking
3 hours
Mountain climbing
3 hours

Experience the nature and history of Shikotsu-Toya National Park and its active volcanoes

Located in southwestern Hokkaido, Shikotsu-Toya National Park offers stunning natural sights, from its two large caldera lakes (Lake Shikotsu and Lake Toya) to active volcanoes such as Mt. Tarumae and a variety of other volcanic features. The area is one of Hokkaido’s best hot spring resorts and boasts a plethora of outdoor activities. You will start your tour by learning about the nature and history of Shikotsu-Toya National Park at the Lake Shikotsu Visitor Center, and then explore the park’s abundant nature by kayaking, cycling or mountain climbing.

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No. ED000010 Experience the nature and history of Shikotsu-Toya National Park and its active volcanoes

Area Chitose city
Price From JPY 34,000
Season June - October
Group size Minimum: 2 Maximum: 6
Activity level 3*★★★☆☆
Activities • Kayaking
• Fat biking (3 hours) or mountain climbing
Meeting point Lake Shikotsu Visitor Center
Access From Sapporo Station: 1 hour 10 minutes by car
Price includes • Activity
• Activity Guide fee
• Lunch
• Admission to the hot springs
• Insurance
Clothing • Warm/ Windproof/ Waterproof jacket
• Trekking shoes
• Comfortable and moveable clothing
Items to bring • Backpack
• Water bottle
• Rain gear
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses

Traveler’s Digest

Meet at Lake Shikotsu Visitor Center. After learning about the nature and history of Shikotsu-Toya National Park at the visitor center, you will spend the morning exploring Lake Shikotsu in a clear kayak, where you’ll get an up-close view of this volcanic lake that was formed by an eruption of Mt. Tarumae. You’ll then get to know your guide over a BBQ lunch at the guide’s own house. Your lunch will be made with Hokkaido ingredients. In the afternoon, you can choose between two activities: 1. A fat bike tour. You’ll ride along a protected forest trail in the national park and across a river to “The Waterfall with No Name”, a waterfall so secluded that few people have seen it. 2. Climb Mt. Tarumae, the active volcano that formed Lake Shikotsu. Along the way, you’ll pass through the “Moss Corridor”, a gorge covered with moss. After the tour, you can relax in Marukoma Onsen Ryokan, a secluded local hot spring inn opened in 1915.

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