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10 Best Hotels Near Lake Tōya, Japan

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Lake Tōya is something of an oddity. In spite of the fact that it is located in Hokkaido, the northernmost island in Japan, the lake never freezes — not even in winter. Scroll down to see our compilation of the best hotels near Lake Tōya, Japan, that will help you make the most of your visit.

5. Resort House Niseko First

Resort House Niseko First is located in the skiing town of Niseko, a 44-minute drive away from Lake Tōya. Guests traveling to the hotel can avail of free shuttle service from either the Hilton Niseko Village bus stop or the JR Niseko Station, or they can bring their own ride and avail of the hotel's private parking space. The hotel's guest rooms each have a flat-screen satellite TV, a Blu-Ray player, a private bathroom, and a kitchen with a coffee maker, a microwave, a toaster, and an oven. Guests can rent out skiing equipment from the hotel and head to the nearby Annupuri International Ski Area and Niseko Village Ski Resort. Those on the way to Lake Tōya, on the other hand, can always learn how to ski in the hotel's ski school.

4. WE Hotel Toya

With a strategic location in the town of Toyako, WE Hotel Toya gives easy access to the conveniences of modern living and provides you with the perfect jump-off point to Lake Tōya and other interesting spots in the area. The hotel features various facilities for the convenience of its guests, including a 24-hour front desk, a gift shop, free WiFi, and dedicated storage for luggage. It also features a fitness center and a garden that makes for rather healthy distractions. The rooms, meanwhile, vary in terms of amenities, and they typically come with a humidifier, a flat-screen TV, and closets.

3. The Westin Rusutsu Resort

The Westin Rusutsu Resort has a great location and offers more than just a place to stay at the end of your Lake Tōya visit. This hotel is perfect for skiing and biking enthusiasts as it is in close proximity to Rusutsu's West Gondola, Rusutsu Ski Resort, West 1st Quad, and West 2nd Quad. It is also 18 km (11 mi) from Lake Toya. Its rooms feature flat-screen TVs, desks, private bathrooms, and seating areas. A free buffet breakfast is provided to guests, who can later unwind in the hotel's sauna, indoor pool, and fitness center. Skiiers and cyclists can rent equipment from the hotel, and those new to the area can always get useful tips and information from the friendly 24-hour front desk staff.

2. Kitayuzawa Mori no Soraniwa

Kitayuzawa Mori no Soraniwa is only a minute's walk away from Shikotsu-Tōya National Park and a 37-minute drive from Lake Tōya, making it the ideal accommodation for people who want to fully experience the natural wonders of the area. The hotel features air-conditioned rooms with both Western-style and tatami beds, a seating area, a TV, a fridge, and a bathroom with all the necessary amenities. It also has an outdoor hot spring, a swimming pool, a karaoke, computers with Internet access, and a duty-free gift shop. As it is right in the middle of the Kita Yuzawa hot spring area, a free shuttle can take you to the hotel if you have booked it in advance. The same shuttle can take you to and from New Chitose Airport for an additional fee.

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