Shikotsu Toya

  • Sunset at Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido, Japan - © flickr user- johnisi
  • Lake Shikotsu - © William Mackesy
  • Shikotsu, Toya National Park - © flickr user- Raymond Ling
  • Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido - © flickr user- Kin Chan I Photographer
  • Mt. Monbetsu Winter Snowshoeing - © (fifth) flickr user- Robert Thomson
  • © flickr user- Hiroyuki Takeda
  • © flickr user- Jackie.lck
  • Lake Shikotsu - © William Mackesy

Key information: Shikotsu Toya

     

  • Lake Shikotsu, in its huge collapsed volcanic caldera, and Lake Toya are near Sapporo.
  • Magnificent volcanoes to climb with huge views and lake view forest walks. 

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest3
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating84

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,319m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

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Lake Shikotsu - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

 

Shikotsu Toya NP is near Sapporo, so easy if access. It sub-divides into areas by Lake Shikotsu in its huge collapsed volcanic caldera, and those around Lake Toya.

Magnificent volcanoes to climb with huge views and lake view forest walks.

Eniwa-dake (1,319m) is a fine volcano with great views into the crater and all around (on a good day!). Steepish roped sections. 5 hrs or so.  

Also consider the forested volcanoes, Tarumaesan (1,041m) and Fuppushi-dake (1,102m). Fine views from their summits.  

Our friends and partners Walk Japan offer a Hokkaido Hike which includes the Lake Shikotsu area for hikes to the nearby volcanoes and finally soothing baths in natural hot spring overlooking the lake.

This can be tough walking in remote mountains, with uncertain weather. Come fully prepared. Beware bears in some areas, check out the position.

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Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido - © flickr user- Kin Chan I Photographer

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Mt. Monbetsu Winter Snowshoeing - © (fifth) flickr user- Robert Thomson   ...
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