Upopoy & Lake Shikotsu + Lake Toya Day Tour
Join this exciting bus tour and enjoy the newly opened Upopoy National Ainu Museum, the first nationally run facility dedicated to the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido.
Located in Shiraoi, Hokkaido, the museum features a range of easy-to-understand exhibits highlighting indigenous Ainu culture, their way of life, and centuries-old rituals.
The National Ainu Museum is the first national museum in Hokkaido and the northernmost national museum in Japan. The word “upopoy” derives its unique name from the Ainu word for “singing together”.
The bus tour also includes visits to popular sightseeing spots such as Lake Shikotsu, Lake Toya, Noboribetsu Jigokudani and Mount Showa Shinzan.
This tour features audio guide on the bus for English, Chinese, and Korean. There will be no accompanying bus guide for this tour.
• Depart from designated hotel in Sapporo City
Experience the wild bird sanctuary and serene blue of Lake Shikotsu, the closest national park to Sapporo. The caldera lake is surrounded by jagged mountains such as Mount Eniwadake, Mount Fuppushidake, and Mount Tarumaezan.
Jigokudani or “Hell Valley” in English is located right next to Noboribetsu hot springs, Hokkaido’s most popular spa town.
The volcanic crater is created by the eruption of Mount Hiyoriyama, and is the largest hot spring source in Noboribetsu. Steam vents, geysers, and boiling lakes can be found in this area.
Showa Shinzan is one of Japan’s youngest mountains. The mountain rose from a flat wheat field due to an eruption activity by Mount Usu in 1943. The eruption formed a volcanic lava dome about 400 meter, making the mountain what is it today.
Nearby tourist facilities include Showa Shinzan Bear Ranch, Showa Shinzan Glass Museum, Masao Mimatsu Memorial Hall and souvenir shops.
Located on the west bank of Lake Toya, the observation deck is a great place to overlook Lake Toya as well as Nakajima Island, Mt. Usu and Mt. Showa Shinzan.
Apart from that, Mount Yotei, the Niseko mountain range, and Mount Kurogatake can also be seen from the observatory.
• Arrival at designated hotel in Sapporo City, Tour ends
Cancellation policy for tours