Spots in Toya / Noboribetsu / Tomakomai Area

  • Noboribetsu Jigokudani
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    4.0
    1397 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou
    This valley is all that remains of an ancient volcanic crater, and is lined with geysers and fumaroles. The hot springs sourced here run to Noboribetsu Onsen. The foaming, boiling scenery led to it being called Demon-dwelling Hell. It's also a perfect autumn leaf viewing spot, when the hillsides are painted red with autumn colors.

    Rented a car and took a day trip from Niseko to Noboribetsu. Stopped at Lake Toya for lunch before proceeding to Jigokudani and a good thing too because the town was pretty dead and because it was...

  • Lake Toya
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    4.0
    528 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Touyakonsen
    This is the third largest caldera lake in Japan with an area of the ninth largest lake nationally in Shikotsu-Toya National Park. While visitors can experience the magnificence of nature, it is also a hot spring resort with an abundance of hot water and many inns and hotels. It is one of Hokkaido’s most popular resort areas where you can enjoy activities such as pleasure boats, canoes and dairy experiences.

    Breathtaking views and a pleasant drive around the lake. Plenty of places to stop along the way. I suggest stopping at Sobetsu-Cho for the waterfall and also visit the Windsor Hotel Resort. Cherry...

  • Noboribetsu Bear Park
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    3.5
    492 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou 224
    The Hokkaido Brown Bear was traditionally worshipped by the Ainu people as Kim-un Kamuy, the “Spirit who Dwells in the Mountains.” The Noboribetsu Bear Park has succeeded in breeding Hokkaido Brown Bears, and currently has around 100 bears. The Park also features an observation platform with views over Lake Kuttara, and Yuttara Village where visitors can experience Ainu culture. The Donan Bus service from JR Noboribetsu Station takes around 20 minutes to reach the Park. By car, the Park is approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the Noboribetsu Interchange on the Hokkaido Expressway.

    I’d give this place a miss. It’s in no way setup for conservation or looking after the bears. It’s just an entertainment business. The areas the bears are kept in are small and lacking...

  • Lake Hill Farm
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    4.5
    281 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Hanawa 127
    Lake Hill Farm is a gelato (Italian ice cream) shop started by dairy farmers in Toyako Town, Abuta County, Hokkaido. Behind the store is a large meadow and grazing pasture. Freshly squeezed milk is processed into gelato at the factory on the premises. Using only ingredients from Hokkaido and with minimal added additives, the 20 different kinds of gelato have a delicately light sweetness to them. You can take an enjoyable stroll through the flower garden, taking in the beautiful natural surroundings while you eat your ice cream. They also have a restaurant and store.

    Very welcoming. We had a pizza, cheese plate, curry and several desserts and coffee. Everything was very good and fresh. A peaceful location looking out on the snow filled pastures. Sleds available...

  • Noboribetsu Manseikaku Hotel
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    3.5
    316 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Noboribetsu-shi Noboribetsuonsencho 21
    This hotel in the Noboribetsu hot spring area is a one-minute walk from Noboribetsu Onsen Terminal, and about ten minutes by car from Noboribetsu West Interchange, and is also available for day use. A bathing plan that includes lunch or dinner at the restaurant on the 3rd floor is offered on weekends and holidays. The spring water is acidic-sulfur containing-aluminum-sulfate / chloride said to be effective for nerve pain, muscle soreness, and joint pain. The water is unsuitable for some conditions such as pregnancy. The bath has milky-white hot water and apart from the large bathing area, there is also a sleeping bath with a jacuzzi, an outdoor bath, and a sauna. A variety of shampoos are available.

    This is a huge hotel with a very big onsen area. Near to Restaurants. Breakfast spread is very goood with all kinds of food. Rooms are nice and big with a lot of space. Also close to attractions...

  • Northern Horse Park
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    4.0
    243 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Tomakomaishi Misawa 114-7
    Northern Horse Park is approx. 15 minutes by car from the New Chitose Airport. It’s a horse and nature theme park where both adults and children can have fun. There are about 80 horses from ponies to racehorses on this huge site divided into 13 areas. Whether you are alone, in a group or with your family, you’ll be sure to have a great time. There are restaurants in the park.

    it is a park good for family with kids. you can have horse riding experience there. kids can also ride different kinds of bicycle

  • Fukidashi Park
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    4.5
    225 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutagunkyougokuchou Kawanishi
    “Fukidashi Park” constantly emits water from the water table which is water collected from rain falling on Mt. Yotei. It gushes 80,000 tons of water per day with a constant water temperature of about 6.5 degrees throughout the year. Many people visit to draw the water which was chosen as one of a hundred famous waters nationally. There is a collection space to collect the spring water installed for convenience.

    Went there in winter n many parts of the park were closed off. Still able to collect spring water. Good tasting water n clear signs to the spring water source. Its a short 10mins walk from visitor...

  • Silo Observatory
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    4.0
    244 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Naruka 3-5
    This is an observation deck on the west bank of Lake Toya. It is a great place to overlook Lake Toya as well as Nakajima Island, Mt. Usu and Mt. Showa Shinzan. The second floor viewing restaurant is large with 216 seats and has many customers from group tours. The Hokkaido souvenir shop on the first floor with many souvenirs is also convenient.

    This place has a magnificent view of Lake Toya because of the elevation. Nice place to visit. The TOYA sign is cool to take pictures to prove your visit. The store also has a lot of sovereign...

  • Marutoma Shokudo
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    4.0
    209 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Tomakomaishi Shiomichou 1-1-13
    This is a fresh seafood restaurant in Tomakomai, Hokkaido. Since it's so close to Tomakomai port, it's very popular for the Marutoma Bowl made with fresh seasonal fish, and Hokki Curry, made with Hokki clams of which Tomakomai has the largest catch. Not only are the meals filling and cheap, the fact that it's so popular with locals has made it a major tourist spot.

    We arrived around 11am. Already queued up for 20 mins before we get our seats. The queue became so long after 12pm. Shop will be close for 10 days August. Around 10-20 Aug

  • Fujizushi Niseko Restaurant
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    3.5
    176 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abutagunkucchanchou Yamada Near Gran Hill ski area
    A sushi restaurant situated along Prefectural Route 343 in Yamada, Kutchan Town, Abuta County, Hokkaido Prefecture. The restaurant serves chirashi sushi and nigiri sushi made with seafood from the sea off the Shakotan Peninsula. The establishment also offers Ishikari salmon hot pot, seafood hot pot, ramen noodle, Jingisukan Mongolian style mutton barbecue, and salmon chanchanyaki meals; sukiyaki-don and other rice bowls, and more.

    Ate dinner here our first night. Overall, I think it’s an average restaurant. First, we ordered a tuna rice bowl, salmon rolls, and a tempura rice set. It was all decent food, nothing spectacular...

  • Wakasaimo Honpo Lake Toya Main Store
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    4.0
    149 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Touyakonsen 144
    Traditional Japanese confectionary store in Toyako Town, Abuta County, Hokkaido that opened in 1923. Wakasaimo is a famous confectionary in the Lake Toya area for their specialty menu. Their white soybean paste has a unique mild sweetness similar to roasted sweet potato but without any potato. The first floor sells Japanese and Western style confections along with deep fried sweet potato, and the second floor is a Japanese restaurant.

    This is the joint with the delicious 350yen soft serve ice cream with a delicious sweet potato biscuit. Must not miss this... It is a confectionery store as well.

  • Restaurant Boyotei
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    4.5
    132 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Touyakonsen 36-12
    A Western-style restaurant opened in 1946 in Toyako Hot Spring Resort in Toyako Town, Abuta County, Hokkaido. Inside the restaurant are traces of the days when it was opened with some of the old furniture like tables and chairs remaining, making it feel like your stepping back in time. They have plenty of dishes on the menu still loved from days gone by such as pork chops with their specially made sauce, spaghetti naporitan (spaghetti with a tomato based sauce), and soft, juicy Hamburg steaks. If any member of your group prefers Japanese-style food the restaurant will prepare accordingly if you call ahead.

    Husband commented that the food is more expensive here than other restaurants in Hokkaido. We have been to several restaurants in Sapporo (for both lunch and dinner) and they are cheaper than one...

  • La Villa LUPICIA Restaurant
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    4.5
    107 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abutagunkucchanchou Kabayama 58-5
    Villa Lupicia is a French restaurant in the commercial space of Villa Lupicia, created by Lupicia, a famous tea specialty store, located in Kutchan Town, Abuta County, Hokkaido. The restaurant uses lots of local ingredients, especially seasonal vegetables grown by Niseko farmers, and has on the menu a variety of French dishes with a Japanese twist for customers to enjoy. They also have their own special Lupicia tea menu too. Lunch is a buffet style arrangement so you can eat as much as you like of your favorite food while looking out over the beautiful scenery of Mt. Yotei.

    The set dinner was great value and very good quality. The restaurant is very comfortable and they provide a shuttle pickup and drop off service. Great warm service and enjoyable dinner with friends.

  • Roadside Station 230 Rusutsu
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    4.0
    101 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hokkaido Abutagunrusutsumura Rusutsu 127-191
    This roadside station is located along National Route 230 that runs through Rusutsu-mura. It is placed in a scenic area where you can view Yoteizan, nicknamed Ezo Fuji, from within the facility. The restaurants there have menus that use local ingredients. In addition, at the direct sales store for agricultural, forestry and fishery products, they cheaply offer fresh vegetables harvested in the village as well as processed foods. Rusutsu-mura is known as the setting for the nursery rhyme Akai Kutsu (Red Shoes), and Akai Kutsu Furusato park is located right next to the roadside station 230 Rusutsu. In the park, besides a bathroom corner with a triangular roof where the melody of the children's song Akai Kutsu is played, there is also a bust of the famous pioneer of shiatsu (finger pressure) massage Tokujiro Namikoshi, where many people take commemorative photos.

    We can only select some sweet corns to take home since we stay at westin hotel. But there are great foods every places we visited.

  • Onsen Ichiba
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    3.5
    109 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou 50
    This is a seafood restaurant next to Enmado Temple in Noboribetsu Onsen, Hokkaido. They have a low-temperature ultraviolet sterilization fish tank, and they only prepare food after receiving an order. Their marine products aren't cut up and lying around, so you can enjoy freshly harvested fish and shellfish anytime. In addition, depending on the season, regulations, and what's available, you can feast on fresh caught red king crab and snow crab prepared sashimi style or baked, fresh short-spined sea urchin, extra-large fresh scallops from Muroran, and more. The shop has been featured in the news media, and in 2014 it was certified as Noboribetsu City's first Kitano Megumi Aishoku Restaurant for focusing on Hokkaido products.

    We were too early to check into our ryokan so after leaving our luggage at the ryokan we decided to have early lunch here. The owner of the ryokan specifically advice us not to over eat as we would...

  • JoJo's Restaurant
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abutagunkucchanchou Yamada 179-53
    A restaurant located on the second floor of the NAC Niseko Adventure Centre. Mt. Yotei rises in the distance beyond the restaurant's windows, giving the establishment an open, airy feel. On days with good weather the windows are opened up, turning part of the restaurant into an open terrace area. The restaurant's menu primarily consists of hearty, American-sized hamburgers. The restaurant also offers a variety of yoshoku Japanese-style Western food dishes like hamburg steaks and taco rice. The restaurant has a kid's menu and children's pace, making it a great destination for families as well.

    This cafe is above an outdoor gear shop with climbing walls emerging at the back.of the cafe from below. The decor is rustic and comfortable. We called in for coffee quite.a.few.times,.The coffee is...

  • Sea Station Plat Seaport Market
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    3.5
    92 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Tomakomai-shi Minatomachi 2-2-5
    This seaport market shows off Hokkaido's prided fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables. It is complete with a cafeteria where one can appreciate seafood that just arrived at the Tomakomai fishing port, which hauls the largest catch of surf clams and other seafood in Japan. The Hokkigai Museum (Surf Clam Museum) also cannot be missed.

    Went quite early, shops are open during breakfast time, which is good, you dont get a crowd. dont miss out the shops across the road too.

  • Nakayama Pass
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    4.0
    87 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Abutagunkimobetsuchou Kawakami 345
    A mountain pass 835 meters above sea level located in Kimobetsu Town, Abuta County, Hokkaido. Located on the border of Sapporo City's Minami Ward, the pass is a major road along National Route 230. Roadside Station Boyonakayama, located at the peak of the pass, is a rest area where drivers can park and take a break. Visitors to the area can also take in the view of Mt. Yotei and the seasonal mountain scenery.

    It was a typical roadside stop with a few tacky fast food restaurants and toilets which were clean. They had a place that sold fried potato donuts that were just edible but it did have a good view of...

  • Roadside Station Date Rekishi no Mori
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    4.0
    78 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hokkaido Dateshi Matsugaechou 34-1
    This roadside station is on National Route 37 in Date City, Hokkaido. The fresh produce direct from the farmers often sells out by noon. The Kinki no Izushi, made with mature, high quality kinki rockfish, and Gold Pork are famous. The dining area, Handsome Shokudo, is popular for their Handsome Yaki desserts, with sweet bean paste or cream.

    設立した直後は安さを実感できましたが、最近ではスーパーと変わらない、もしくは高い場合があるのが 残念です

  • Teuchi-Soba Ichimura
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    4.5
    68 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Abutagunkucchanchou Yamada 68-4
    This soba restaurant is 10 minutes by car from the Kutchan Station on the JR Hakodate line. One can enjoy soba noodles made from discriminatingly selected flours. The spacious bright interior has a tasteful Japanese modern appearance. One can choose between nihachi-soba (80% soba flour noodles) or the juwari-soba (100% soba flour noodles) to be enjoyed with local edible herbs or mushrooms, or tender duck meat from Takikawa. The broth is created using five kinds of fish stock including bonito and mackerel using natural spring water from Niseko. They also offer alcoholic beverages with snacks, and rice. These hand-made soba noodles cut daily on the premise are even popular with foreign visitors.

    if you are in Niseko this place is a must for an authentic bowl of Soba. from the moment we walked in we were greeted with the most amazing fragrance of the soba broth. service was fast and menu was...

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