Visit Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Japan

Shikotsu-Toya National Park is a national park (983 km²) in the central part of the island of Hokkaido, Japan. There are many lakes and active volcanoes in the park. Showa-Shin-zan, Usa-zan, and Tarumae-zan are the more well known among the active volcanoes. These volcanoes are also responsible for some popular Onsens. (Source from Wikipedia).

I was there in 2015 during summer season which is not too cold in Hokkaido (plus-minus 21° Celsius). What was the experience? I’m able to see natural hot spring pond, sense of strong sulfur smell and beautiful mountain scenery. This makes me want to buy a better camera (*chuckle*). There is a shop that sell souvenir near the entrance to this hot spring. Awesome place for a quick visit and sense the sulfur (hehe…).

Souvenir shop and rest room area on entering the park.

Hot spring. (Strong Sulfur smell).


Walking platform to the natural hot spring, boiling water.

Close-up of the hot spring. (can see the boiling water?).


Other random photos.

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