Scenic Byway Hokkaido

Scenic spots Shikotsu - Toya - Niseko Scenic Byway

Mt. Showa-shinzan and Mt. Usu



The view points are Mt. Usu Observation Deck, which commands the crater of the volcano, Lake Toya, and Uchiura Bay, and Mt. Showa-shinzan, which still belches volcanic fumes. You can enjoy the dynamic views from the observation decks.

Zip code
Mt. Showa-shinzan, Soubetsu-cho, Usu-gun
*about 15 minute-drive from Lake Toya Hot Spring district
Phone 0142-66-2750 (NPO Sobetsu Tourist Bureau)
Fax 0142-66-2751 (NPO Sobetsu Tourist Bureau)
E-mail (NPO Sobetsu Tourist Bureau)
URL1 (NPO Sobetsu Tourist Bureau)

Business Periods and Hours

Open year round

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Parking Rest Rooms Rest Area Staff Correspondence in Several Languages
Available Available Available Unavailable
* scheduled hours for an aerial tram services: 9:00~16:00(From November through March)、8:30~17:00(From April through October)
Please see the web site of Mr. Usu aerial tram HP for details(

Information or the Route Preferential Treatment of SCENE Recommended Season Recommended Scene Food and Drinks
Unavailable Unavailable You can enjoy seasonal features year round. You can over look Mt. Showa-shinzan and Lake Toya from “Toyako Observation Deck ” at the top of the mountain. Available (pay drink and food)
*A souvenir shop is annexed to Toya Silo Observation Deck.


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