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2 days at Noboribetsu 2017/10/16 19:04
Hi

I wonder if it is worthwhile to stay 2 nights at Noboribetsu if I am not going to the Bear Park.
Is there other places ( 1 hr drive) near Noboribetsu for me to wonder around ?
I will be visiting Hell Vally & Lake Toya nonetheless. Or 1 night stay is enough ?
I am looking for destinations to go to for my 2nd day in Noboribetsu.

Thank you
by kongdino  

Re: 2 days at Noboribetsu 2017/10/19 04:18
I have been to noboribetsu 3x. Great onsen and relaxation place. 1 night is enough unless you want to super relax, then 2 nights.


If you are going to lake toya. You might as well stay there overnight. I would not do a day trip from noboribetsu to lake toya. Time travel is not worth it\bus and train...

Where are you staying in noboribetsu?
by Hellokitty (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: 2 days at Noboribetsu 2017/10/20 13:10
I really enjoyed the Ainu Village in Shiraoi. A very convenient drive from Noboribetsu, with lots of historical artifacts and performances.
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Re: 2 days at Noboribetsu 2017/10/20 14:02
Which season? Most people like to stay one night each in Lake Toya and Noboribetsu. With a direct bus or a car in your case, two nights on one side could be rather normal. In summer, Lake Toya alone has many; views around the lake, a boat to the central island, a walk in the central island, Mt Uso, the ropeway, ..., and a sky cruising with a helicopter. In winter, go around Lake Toya, walk in the Hell Vally, then soak in the Noboribetsu Onsen. In this case. one night could be enough. If you are interested in some of the below, it would be better to consider more nights in Noboribetsu.
http://h-takarajima.com/detail/index/4035&ml_lang=en

Nixe for a Penguin Parade.
https://www.nixe.co.jp/pdf/leaflet_eng.pdf

Chikyu-Misaki (Cape of the Earth)
http://www.tabirai.net/sightseeing/tatsujin/0000279.aspx

Muroran Yakei (Night View)
http://muro-kanko.com/yakei.html

Muroran Hakkei (The Eight Views in Muroran) includes the two above.
http://muro-kanko.com/see.html

Utonai-ko Sanctuary (Lake Utonai)
https://www.wbsj.org/en/utonai/

Kuttarako (Lake Kuttara). 4-hour walking course from Noboribetsu Onsen.
http://www.noboribetsu-spa.jp/?see=%E5%80%B6%E5%A4%9A%E6%A5%BD%E6%B9%9...
http://www.noboribetsu-spa.jp/?page_id=3872&lang=en

Shikotsuko (Lake Shikotsu). I may start to think of a stay there.
http://www.shikotsuko.com/

Shikotsu-Toya National Park is up to Mt Yotei near Niseko and Hohei Gorge near Jozankei Onsen. Those places would be beyond your limit of a 1-hour drive.
https://www.env.go.jp/park/common/data/06_shikotsu_map_e.pdf
by Luisjp rate this post as useful

Re: 2 days at Noboribetsu 2017/10/20 14:29
by Luisjp rate this post as useful

Re: 2 days at Noboribetsu 2017/10/25 20:26
Thanks for all your reply.

I will be staying from 14 -Dec to 16 Dec . 2 nights day. I have been to Noboribetsu before, I like the Hotel Mahoroba.
But i am not sure if i stay there 1 night or 2 night. It seem to be there isnt much thing to do if i have 2 nights. I will not be going to the bear park.
by kongdino rate this post as useful

Re: 2 days at Noboribetsu 2017/10/25 20:27
to add - i am also thinking of using Noboribetsu as a base to go to lake toya. Will be looking for places to go the 2nd day.
by kongdino rate this post as useful

Re: 2 days at Noboribetsu 2017/10/25 20:33
it is possbile for fruit picking during Dec time ?
by kongdino rate this post as useful

Re: 2 days at Noboribetsu 2017/10/26 15:04
The season of the fruit picking is roughly from early June (strawberry) to mid-November (apple) in Sobetsu, between Lake Toya and Noboribetsu. Shibazakura for late May and Sakura for early May. The rest of the year is rather the offseason. I do not recommend driving in that period due to snow, possibly blizzards.
http://www.kudamonomura.com/fruit-kari.html

However, onsens are good in that colder months. Jalan rates Noboribetsu Onsen as the 4th in Hokkaido in December in their recommendation ranking. The rests in their 100 are Toyako (Lake Toya) as the 21st, Noboribetsu-Jigokudani (The Hell) as the 23rd, Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe as the 40th, Toyako Onsen as the 68th and the 94th, Noboribetsu Kuma-Bokujo (Beer Park) as the 71st, and Hakucho Ohashi (The Swan Bridge in Muroran) as the 82nd.
https://www.jalan.net/kankou/010000/?screenId=OUW1021

So, in this case, just staying Noboribetsu for one night by bus appears to be more reasonable. If you could come in summer, Toyako and Noboribetsu one night each by car could be a much better solution, though.
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