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Lake Toya

Southwest of Sapporo lies the immense Toyu caldera in which Lake Toya can be found, over six miles in diameter. Inside this, Nakajima Island, and on the crater lake's shores, the towns of Toyaku and Sobetsu. Sitting on the caldera's southern edge is the smoldering Mount Usu (Usuzan), an active stratovolcano that last erupted in the year 2000, and averages an eruption every 30 or so years. With otherworldly serenity and scenic beauty to match, Lake Toya is the perfect destination for those seeking a stunning natural escape.

Tourism at Lake Toya centers around the caldera - leisurely cruises, speedboat rides and trekking hilly Nakajima, complete with its fragrant pine forests and timid sika deer. There's a cable car that ascends Usuzan for a bird's-eye view of the lake, plus the Volcano Science Museum and plenty of onsen spas where visitors can enjoy therapeutic hot springs.

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