"Lake Tōya" is a member of Global Geoparks Network, a valuable place to feel workings of the earth, as well as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hokkaido

"Lake Tōya" lies about midway between Sapporo and Hakodate, within the Shikotsu-Tōya National Park. It is the third largest caldera lake in Japan following Lake Kussharo and Lake Shikotsu. Around the almost round lake, which is about 11km from east to west and 9km from north to south, various activities including hot springs are available, and about 3 million tourists visit there every year. In 2009, it became a member of UNESCO-assisted Global Geoparks Network, as "Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano". The geopark is preserving the geosite, where valuable geological heritages are gathered, as well as aiming for the regional development with tourism (geotourism). This Geopark has geopoints to show […]

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