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Leisure / Hobbies Spots in Toya / Noboribetsu / Tomakomai Area

  • Rusutsu Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutagunrusutsumura Izumikawa 13
    A resort in Rusutsu Village. Rusutsu Resort boasts an array of facilities and offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy year-round, including an amusement park and golf course in summer and a ski area in winter. The resort was used for the international media center during the G8 Toyako Hokkaido Summit in 2008. The resort's amusement park was ranked as one of the best in Japan in a 2015 theme park list. Rusutsu Resort has also been introduced as one of the best resorts in the world in international travel magazines.
  • NAC Niseko Adventure Center
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutagunkucchanchou Yamada 179-53
    NAC Niseko Adventure Center is a facility where you can enjoy an array of outside activities in the great outdoors, including rafting and sea kayaking in summer and skiing and snowshoe activities in winter. It also has Japan’s largest climbing area. There is a selection of guides and lessons to accommodate various levels, so even beginners can feel reassured!

    I recently did an afternoon on the ducky with NAC. Pre-tour email correspondence was helpful and accurate. Staff at the centre were also friendly. My ducky (rafting but in a kayak) tour was great...

  • Volcano Science Museum, Toyako Visitor Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Touyakonsen 142-5
    Toyako Visitor Center and Volcano Science Museum is an exhibition facility that introduces the natural environment around Lake Toya and the natural history of Mt. Usu. You can learn about the volcanic activity through commentary panels with a focus on huge aerial photographs and actual specimens, as well as the ecology of the animals and plants and the mechanism of the lake. You can also experience walking around Nakajima Island which formed in the middle of Lake Toya about 50,000 years ago, and there are regular workshops and events such as making watches with tree nuts. You can have fun while connecting with nature.
  • Niseko Hanazono Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutagunkucchanchou Iwaobetsu 328-1
    Highly regarded by skiers and snowboarders, Niseko Hanazono is an all season resort renowned for its consistently high falls of light powder snow. In the winter, as well as skiing and snowboarding, you can enjoy snowmobiling and snow shoe tours. In the summer, enjoy rafting, cycling, and golf in the middle of the spectacular countryside. Various events are held depending on the season, and many tourists come to visit throughout the year.
  • NOASC Adventure Tours
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutagunkucchanchou Yamada 20-6
    NOASC Adventure Tours operates several outdoor activity centers, at Niseko, Shimukappu (Tomamu, Furano) and Akan. They offer an extensive range of activities and tours all year round. NOASC has something for people of all ages, from beginners to experts, individuals, families or groups. NOASC’s centers are located around two hours’ drive from JR Sapporo Station.

    wow we had such a great time. Everyone was so fun and so friendly. We will definitely return. Highly recommended.

  • Lake Toya Forest Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Toyako Oshima (Nakajima)
    Lake Toya Forest Museum, which is open between late April and the end of October every year, was built in 1955 on Nakanoshima Island in the middle of Lake Toya. The Museum’s displays focus mainly on Hokkaido’s forest resources, while also covering the natural environment and wildlife of Lake Toya. Ekimae-sambashi, the pier from which the tourist boats depart for Nakanoshima Island, is located behind Hotel Grand Toya.
  • Mt. Nishi Foothill Crater Trail (north entrance)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Izumi
    The Mt. Nishi Foothill Crater Trail is a hiking trail that enables visitors to get a close look at the crater left by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Use in 2000, the old National Highway that was raised up by crustal movement, buildings that were damaged in the eruption, etc. This Trail really brings home the dangers that nature can pose.
  • Fukidashi Park
    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.
  • Lake Toya Ranch
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Tsukiura 44
    This is a guest Ranch specializing in horse trekking, and is located two hours by car from Sapporo half way to Hakodate. Visitors can overlook Lake Toya, Mt. Usu and Mt. Showa Shinzan, recognized as the first “World Geopark” in Japan, while enjoying horse trekking. There is also a family course for those with small children, and anyone can join if they can straddle a horse alone without being afraid. There is a full mountain course for adults or those with a height of 140 centimeters or more. The course can be enjoyed by both experienced and inexperienced riders.
  • Sengen Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou Fountain Park
    In this park visitors can experience the “geyser” that spews out steam about every three hours with a powerful roar. The park was established to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Noboribetsu Onsen, and in the winter is decorated with illumination creating a fantastical atmosphere.
  • Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutagunrusutsumura Izumikawa 13
    An amusement park operating inside Rusutsu Resort. One of the largest amusement parks in Hokkaido, the park has some 60 attractions. This includes eight popular and exciting roller coasters. There are also less stimulating rides for children and those who don't like thrill rides. The park has much more to offer on top of this, including go-carts, a merry-go-round, a mini zoo, garden, and game arcade. There are indoor and outdoor pools, too. The park is closed due to snow in winter, and during this time extra maintenance is conducted on the rides and attractions.
  • Konpira Crater-Remnants of the Disaster Walking Trail
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Touyakonsen
    These trails meander around the remaining structures and remnants that were affected by the Mt. Usuzan's eruption in 2000. The trails, located in Toyako Town, start behind the Toyako Visitor's Center and Volcanic Science Hall. If visiting only the relics, the walk will only take about 30 minutes, but the full-trail course is two hours. Near the entryway is an observation tower, where one can view the Yasuragi no Ie, which used to be the municipal hot springs bath, prior to the eruption. Even with the passing of time since the eruption, one can sense the power and awfulness of nature in the sight inside the remaining sturdily structure that was swallowed with muddy waters. With just a little detour off the trails, one can come upon an exquisite emerald bright crater called the Yukun crater.
  • Toya Guide Center
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Touyamachi 193-8
    Located on the banks of Lake Toya, this canoeing and walking guide company introduces the deep nature, history and culture of the area. Through activities such as canoeing, trekking and photography tours, you can fully enjoy the nature surrounding Lake Toya. Enjoy riding a canoe in the wilderness of Lake Toya, going on a picnic or a trekking program to search for deer living on Nakajima Island in the lake, and various other experiences depending on the season. You can rent gear for canoeing and snorkeling, so even beginners can easily participate.

    I found Toya Tour Guide offering Nakajima nature walk when searching for activity for our day at Lake Toya. Nakajima is nature reserve island smack in the middle of scenic Lake Toya. The website is...

  • Tandem Flight Courses from the Rusutsu and Niseko Area
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutagunrusutsumura Rusutsu 231-5
    This is a recreational flight experience in the Niseko and Rusutsu area. Visitors can enjoy a tandem paragliding flight with a veteran pilot for a bird's eye view of Hokkaido's glorious natural scenery. There's also a school offering paraglider pilot training.
  • Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuhigashichou 1-22
    This aquarium is in Noboribetsu. Built on the theme of Northern European Romance and Marine Fantasies, the symbol of the park is its castle modeled on Denmark's Egeskov Castle. In addition to the dolphin and seal show pools, the penguin hall and the king penguin walking route in front of the castle are popular. There's also a petting pool where visitors can touch skates and horseshoe crabs, a Ferris wheel, merry go round and other attractions throughout the park.

    Although there isn't much options on the menu, the food here tasted very good !!! We ordered two curry rice set, we not just ate it all but ordered one more set to share as the curry sause is so...

  • Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura
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    4.0
    315 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Nakanoboribetsuchou 53-1
    This theme park is in Noboribetsu. This village lets you experience Edo period culture and scenery yourself, as well as letting you dress up as a ninja, samurai, princess and more for a photo shoot. There are also attractions like legend-based plays, ninja houses, classes in shuriken throwing and Japanese archery, and more to make this a place to truly see, play, and learn.

    It's basically a historical theme park, with a few games and shows to check out. It's not exactly 100% historical realism but it's nicely set up.

  • Hayakita Country Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Yufutsugunabirachou Hayakitashinei 671-1
    This golf course is in Abira, Yufutsu County. You can enjoy golf on the expansive greens with a wonderful view of the Yufutsu plain and the Pacific Ocean. There are two courses, the north and south. The club house has a spacious atrium, white from ceiling to floor, which creates a sense of space and airiness. The clubhouse also features a restaurant offering dishes made with Hokkaido specialties.
  • Nidom Classic Course
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Tomakomaishi Uenae 430
    A golf club located in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido. The club has two courses-Nispa and Ikoro-and players can golf while enjoying views of vast forests and clear mountain streams. The clubhouse has a restaurant notable for its classical atmosphere and use of wood and stone.

    美しい樹々に彩られた、北海道らしい自然の溢れるコースです。見た目では分かりにくいですが、自然の地形をそのまま生かした、かなりアップダウンのあるコースなので、まわっていると思いのほか体力を使います。 これまでに、「日本プロゴルフマッチプレー選手権」、「日本女子プロゴルフ選手権大会」、「日本シニアオープンゴルフ選手権」といった公式戦メジャートーナメントが開催された名門コースで、ゴルフファンには憧れ...

  • Hokkaido Classic Golf Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Yufutsugunabirachou Hayakitatomioka 406
    A golf course located in Abira Town, Yufutsu County, Hokkaido. The club has an 18 hole course where players can golf amidst natural beauty. The clubhouse, accented with warm hinoki and hiba cypress woods, has a restaurant as well as a bath area where you can soothe away any aches and pains after a round.
  • Auto Resort Tomakomai Arten
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Tomakomaishi Tarumae 421-4
    This is the largest Auto Resort campground in Hokkaido, located in Tomakomai city. In addition to cottages and campsites, they have barbecues, canoes, golf, horse-riding and a number of other activities to try. There is also a natural hot spring facility, Yunomi no Yu, which is popular with campers heading home.

    A priori il sagirait du plus grand site japonais capable daccueillir des camping-cars. Lendroit est plutôt bien entretenu et on y trouve pas mal demplacements avec point deau et électricité...

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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