Day 7 and 8: Usuzan Ropeway and Lake Toya

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Our final 2 days in Hokkaido concluded our mini round trip around the island, passing through the popular Lake Toya before ending in Sapporo.

We started the morning with a 45 minute drive to our first destination, the Usuzan Ropeway , taking a short cable car ride up to to the top of the summit station where we had a great view of Lake Toya and Mount Usu, the latter still an active volcano today. Read more…

Day 5 and 6: Lake Shikotsu, Noboribetsu and Hell Valley

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We had a nice buffet breakfast at our hotel, before departing for Mitsui Outlet Park. Mitsui Outlet Parks in my opinion are far superior compared to the Premium Outlets, so you can expect to find some good deals. Half a day would probably suffice (depending on how much of a shopaholic you are!) Read more…