Selected by Locals! Top 10 Tourist Spots to Go to Near Niseko
The Niseko, Toya, and Noboribetsu area is about two hours by car from the city of Sapporo. Niseko is famous for its outdoor activities, and Toya and Noboribetsu are famous for their onsen hot springs, but what are the spots that locals recommend? We introduce them as a ranking based on the number of comments! The first spot is...
- No. 1 Lake Toya (Pleasure Boat, Walking, Activities)
- No. 2 Lake Hill Farm
- No. 3 Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm Milk Kobo
- No. 4 Jigokudani
- No. 5 The Onsen Hot Springs at Niseko
- No. 6 Sairo Observation Deck
- No. 7 Activities in Niseko
- No. 8 Rest House Azusa
- No. 9 Niseko View Plaza Rest Area
- No. 10 Vegetable and Fruit Picking
No. 1 Lake Toya (Pleasure Boat, Walking, Activities)
There are many postings that focus on the healing properties of taking a walk on Nakajima Island such as: "The walking path in the forest on Nakajima on Lake Toya is nice. It feels like an isolated island. You can casually enjoy the quiet and dense air of a Hokkaido forest there." (Y.O., forties); "Nakajima is a healing place. You can walk on the path in the summer so it's recommended. "(W.J., thirties); and "The nature that changes with the seasons is nice." (S.N., forties). This is definitely a must go.
What are the other spots? We'll introduce them one by one.
No. 2 Lake Hill Farm
The wide selection of ice creams is highly rated with comments such as "The gelato that is rich with deep flavors and are made with seasonal vegetables and fruits are fabulous!" (S.A., thirties) and "There are great ice creams that can only be eaten here!" (M.K., twenties)
No. 3 Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm Milk Kobo
This farm ranked in thanks to many comments recommending the tastes and scenery such as "A fabulous location with a view of Mt. Yotei. You can enjoy great products made with freshly squeezed milk." (M.S., fifties) and "The sweets that can only be expected from a store managed directly by a dairy farm are great. You can also see the fabulous views of Niseko." (M.M., fifties)
No. 4 Jigokudani
As expressed in the comments, "You can (basically) enjoy the power of nature and its scenery regardless of the season" (Y.M., forties) and "The fierce scenery is incredible!" (R.I., fifties) The scenery through which you can feel the earth's power is the highlight.
No. 5 The Onsen Hot Springs at Niseko
There were comments recommending the unique hot springs such as "There is a variety of types of hot spring water, and there are some co-ed baths. In the winter, there are many foreign visitors so you can feel like you are abroad." (T.H, thirties) and "Find the type of hot spring water that suits you!" (Y.M., forties)
No. 6 Sairo Observation Deck
There are comments such as "The view is fantastic. There is also a great selection of souvenirs!" (Y.K., forties) and "There are souvenirs and the view is pretty "(K.R., twenties). This is the best spot to see a fabulous view of Lake Toya and is in a perfect location for those driving from the Sapporo area.
No. 7 Activities in Niseko
The accessibility is a great appeal as seen in comments such as "The most popular activity is rafting, but you can experience Niseko in a different way through canoeing" (S.U., sixties), and "You can get there pretty casually" (M, forties). Let yourself be cradled by Mother nature!
No. 8 Rest House Azusa
There were many comments expressing surprise at the volume such as "I was amazed by the jumbo yakisoba noodles with ankake sauce" (U.R., twenties) and "The large yakisoba noodles with ankake sauce is famous and tasty" (M.K., twenties). Find out for yourself!
No. 9 Niseko View Plaza Rest Area
This is a popular spot for takeout and items sold directly by producers such as "The fresh, safe, and cheap vegetables sold by the producers are great, and true to its name, it has wonderful views!" (Y.M., forties) and "I was glad I went. It was selected the third best rest area in Japan in 2016." (M.S., fifties).
No. 10 Vegetable and Fruit Picking
There are many comments recommending activities unique to a farming area such as, "There is an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit, and you can experience the joy of eating freshly picked produce." (S.A., thirties) and "It's fun for the whole family." (S.N., forties).
Noboribetsu and Toya may be more famous for their onsen hot springs, but the hot springs in Niseko are wonderful too. Enjoy sweets such as ice cream and other milk products together with the fabulous view!
[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 06.10.2017]
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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