Toya-Usu Geopark holds the honor of being Japan’s first UNESCO Global Geopark. Come to explore the region’s explosive natural history from Lake Toya’s origins, a result of a massive eruption 110,000 years ago, to the still-active 20, 000 year old volcano, Mount Usu. For a special treat, reserve a sightseeing boat or canoe to take in the seasonal charms of Nakajima Islands, located in the center of Lake Toya. After a long day of trekking, visit one of the lakeside hot spring resorts for some much-earned relaxation time, and savor regional cuisines made with locally grown vegetables and seafood from the nearby Funka Bay.
142 Toyako Onsen, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido