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Hakodate to Lake Toya

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Hakodate to Lake Toya

Hello, does anybody know if there is any bus running from Hakodate to Lake Toya. I have checked the Donan bus website but found that the pdf timetable under Hakodate - Lake Toya is related to another destination, not the timetable for Hakodate - Lake Toya. I opened all pdf files to see if it was misplaced but still couldn't find it. Grateful if someone can help. Thanks.

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1. Re: Hakodate to Lake Toya

Doesn't look like there is. bus to Sapporo only.

donanbus.co.jp/citybus/…9A.pdf

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2. Re: Hakodate to Lake Toya

Look at this, there seems to be no direct bus from Hakodate to Lake Toya, so use JR limited express train to Sapporo and get off at Toya station.

Change "To/From Tokyo" to "To/From Hakodate".

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6730.html

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3. Re: Hakodate to Lake Toya

Hi bigballon - did you make it from Hakodate to Lake Toya? Wonder if you can share some info as I am planning a trip in mid Feb. TIA

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4. Re: Hakodate to Lake Toya

Yes, do share your experience. How did you get from Hakodate to Lake Toya.

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5. Re: Hakodate to Lake Toya

As far as I know there's no direct bus service from Hakodate to Lake Toya. Better to take a train bound for Sapporo and get off at Toya-ko (Lake Toya) Station.

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6. Re: Hakodate to Lake Toya

Thank you Misato. Is that a JR? Do I need to change trains or platforms? Pls tell how to find out its timetable and fare.

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7. Re: Hakodate to Lake Toya

You can look up train schedule and fare using the hyperdia site below. For Toya-ko enter Toya(JR-Muroran). Rail journey from Hakodate to Toya-ko is direct and there is no need for any train transfer. But note that after arriving at the Toya-ko JR station you still have to take a connecting bus to the lake.

http://www.hyperdia.com/

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8. Re: Hakodate to Lake Toya

Hi Goldspark, just to share info as I just went Lake Toya from Hakodate on 27 Jun 2017.

Like the rest mentioned, take a train from Hakodate JR Station to Toya Station (about 2hrs each way). When you reach Toya Station, turn right after you exit the station and you'll find a bus stop. I'm sorry I did not take a photo of the bus schedule which on hindsight I should have, so I can share here. It's an hourly bus but not by the hour, if you know what I mean. Try googling for the bus schedule which a few bloggers have posted/ translated.

Note that the bus has limited capacity so if you do not want to miss boarding it, do queue. To be sure, just ask the driver if the bus goes to Toyako Onsen Bus Terminal (but this is not the final stop for the bus, in case you think everyone will alight). The bus fare costs JPY330/way for adult and JPY170/way for children. I paid for my 6yo but it's free for my 3yo. Bus ride is about 15min/way.

At the Toyako Onsen Bus Terminal, you may obtain the bus schedule or purchase your return bus ticket.

Alternatively, if you have time at the Toya JR Station while waiting for the bus, you may also purchase a round trip ticket at JPY600. I didn't as I was rushing for the bus right after I reached Toya JR station.

Regarding train ride, as it's a 2hr journey, either you pay for reserved seat (free reservation if you have JR rail pass) or be at the Hakodate JR station an hour early to board the free seating carriages. Typically, there are only 2 carriages with free seating so if it's crowded, there'll be people standing in the free seating carriages or in between the free seating carriages. Our evening return from Toya to Hakodate Station wasn't crowded, perhaps because most people will stay overnight at Lake Toya.

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9. Re: Hakodate to Lake Toya

Thanks Tiramisho. Really helpful as we are making the Hakodate to Toya trip this week.

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10. Re: Hakodate to Lake Toya

Route3 Take time: 514 Minutes Transfer: 2 Times Distance: 589.5 km

Total:¥ 22,800(TicketFare:¥ 9,610 Seat Fee:¥ 13,190) Commuting ticket(1mon:¥ --- 3mon:¥ --- 6mon:¥ --- )

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HAKODATE

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LTD. EXP HOKUTO 13

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17:07

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MINAMI-CHITOSE

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