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Home - Travel - Sightseeing - Hokkaido - Shikotsu-Toya National Park
Lake Toya (Toyako) 
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Lake Toya (, Tōyako) is part of the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. In addition to the lake itself, the Toyako region features hot springs and an active volcano, Mount Usu, which last erupted in the year 2000. The area also offers many fishing, hiking, and camping opportunities.

The picturesque lake was chosen as the location of the G8 summit which Japan hosted in July 2008. The leaders of the world's eight major industrialized democracies met at the Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa.

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Attractions
Lake Toya
 1  Usuzan West Craters
Newly created by the year 2000 eruption.
User rating: 88/100 (24 votes)
Visited by: 56 users
 2  Usuzan Ropeway
Leading close to the top of Mount Usu.
User rating: 80/100 (30 votes)
Visited by: 76 users
 3  Showa Shinzan
A young volcano standing next to Usuzan.
User rating: 80/100 (45 votes)
Visited by: 118 users
 4  Toyako Onsen
Touristy hot spring resort.
User rating: 80/100 (54 votes)
Visited by: 136 users
  
Nearby Attractions
 1  Noboribetsu
Hokkaido's most famous hot spring resort.
User rating: 83/100 (180 votes)
Visited by: 429 users
 2  Lake Shikotsu
Picturesque caldera lake near Sapporo.
User rating: 72/100 (55 votes)
Visited by: 145 users
 

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Best rated destinations (out of 165):
97.  Hikone   78/100
98.  Akan National Park   78/100
99.  Yuzawa   78/100
100.  Hirosaki   78/100
101.  Kotohira   78/100
102.  Lake Toya   78/100
103.  Aizu   78/100
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69.  Kiso Valley   349
70.  Hagi   330
71.  Lake Toya   327
72.  Hiraizumi   327
73.  Tokushima   326
74.  Lake Hamanako   325
75.  Yufuin   321

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