The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort Hotel in Hokkaido Japan


The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort Hotel is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the magnificent views of Lake Toya, which is a volcanic caldera lake, an hour’s drive from Hokkaido’s capital, Sapporo. One of the highlights of the hotel is the onsen on the top two floors: the infinity pool on the roof and the glass-fronted hot pools below it allow you to sit and enjoy stunning views of the lake and mountains while indulging in a hot springs experience.

The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort Hotel has been renovated to a high standard. Contemporary Japanese design coupled with luxurious finishes make this hotel stand out from the other (aging) hotels in the area. The room price includes breakfast and dinner at Nami-no-oto, the buffet restaurant whose delicious food comes from local sources. The seafood dishes at the Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort Hotel reflect the rich diversity of fish and shellfish in the waters around Hokkaido. You can also eat at the two a la carte restaurants (for an extra supplement): Nonokaze Saryou which serves a Japanese kaiseki dinner (you can eat breakfast here, too) and Kaze-no-oto, a French restaurant.

Things to do in Lake Toya: You can walk, run or bike on the waterfront path or hike on trails around Lake Toya. You can also take a lake cruise on one of the many boats that leave from the docks in front of the hotel.

The island of Hokkaido in northern Japan is the second largest island in Japan, but it is sparsely populated (for Japan) with only 5.5 million inhabitants.  Hokkaido was only settled by the Japanese in the late 19th century, mostly in order to protect Japan’s northern border from Russian invaders. As a result, Hokkaido feels different than the rest of Japan: more space, large meadows, farms, more nature and less human habitation. Hokkaido has excellent milk products, including cheese and yogurt as well as fruits, vegetables and abundant fish. Because Hokkaido’s farms are renowned for their excellent organic produce, many of Japan’s best restaurants source their fruit, vegetables, fish and meat from Hokkaido.

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Lake View Toya Hotel

Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort Hotel

Infinity pool at the top of the Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort Hotel

About Arnon Kohavi

Arnon is a tech entrepreneur and worldwide traveler. He writes hotel reviews and travel guides for Mapplr to help people find the best places and itineraries.