Post volcano eruption ghost town – Lake Toya

Lake Toya is a hot spring town in Hokkaido, home to some very strange volcanic activity. The nearby volcano, Mount Usu, has an eruption every 30 to 50 years and the most recent was in 2000. The town was evacuated, with a new mountain being created by the eruption, causing roads, buildings and more to be destroyed,Continue reading “Post volcano eruption ghost town – Lake Toya”

Beautiful lake surrounded by modern art – Lake Toya

Lake Toya is a huge lake in Hokkaido, with a few islands in the center formed from the volcanic activity prevalent in the area. One of the highlights, especially for travelers and tourists who don’t want to spend any money, is the free art that surrounds the whole lake. There seems to be up toContinue reading “Beautiful lake surrounded by modern art – Lake Toya”

Lake Toya (Toyako)

Lake Toya (洞爺湖) is one of the best hot spring towns in Japan for budget travelers. The combination of many free hot spring facilities, cheap bus routes and some super cheap accommodation makes the place stand out from the others. It’s also a hotspot for modern art. Budget travel tips Make sure you get toContinue reading “Lake Toya (Toyako)”