Toya Travel Winter Bus - Hokkaido, Japan

Toya Travel Winter Bus provides the bus service route of Silo Observatory Deck, Showa Shinzan, Toyako Onsen. The bus runs during the 4 January - 25 February 2024 (everyday). There are 4 round trip/day between Silo Observatory Deck and Showa Shinzan. 

Bus Fare:

Regular round trip for adults is 1,660 yen

Purchasing I-Pass:  Adult : 1,100 yen / Child 600 Yen (under 12 years old)

Silo Observatory ~ Toyako Onsen ~ Showa Shinzan <Geopark Line>
If you buy I-Pass, you can save 560 yen.

Where to buy

Toyako Onsen Tourism Association

(142 Toyako Onsen, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 049-5721 / Toyako Onsen Bus Terminal)

Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00

Tel: 0142-75-2446

Payment Method: Cash or Cashless (Paypay, Linepay, WeChat Pay, Alipay)

You can also purchase at the front desk of the following hotels (Cash only)

1. Toya Kanko Hotel


3. Grand Village Toya Daiwa Ryokan Annex

4. Toyako Tsuruga Resort Hikari no Uta


If you present your I-Pass at a facility, you can receive limited-time benefits and discount services!

- You can take Donan bus within the free area (excluding the intercity express bus connecting Sapporo and Toyako Onsen / Lake Toya). and during valid date on your I-Pass.

- If you ride beyond the free section, you must pay an additional fee.

- I-Pass cannot be refunded and reissued if lost.

- Please show your I-Pass when getting off the bus.

Bus Stops 

*Both buses departing from the observation deck and Showa Shinzan will pass through Toyako Onsen Bus Terminal*

a: Hokkai Hotel
b: Hotel New Toyako
c: Toya Green Hotel
d: Hotel Grand Toya
e: Grand Village Toya Daiwa Ryokan Annex
f: Toya Kanko Hotel
g: The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort 
h: Toyako Manseikaku Hotel Lakeside Terrace
i: Toya Kohantei
j: Toya Onsen Hotel Hanabi 
k: Toya Gokiraku Tei 
l: Yutorelo Toyako
m: TOYA Center Village
n: The Lake Suite Ko No Sumika
o: Toya Sun Palace Resort & Spa
p: Pension Ohno
q: Ikoiso
r: Showa Shinzan Youth Hostel
s: Toyako Tsuruga Resort Hikari no Uta

Temboudai -> Showa Shinzan via Toyako Onsen Bus Terminal Timetable

Showa Shinzan -> Temboudai via Toyako Onsen Bus Terminal Timetable

Present your I-Pass to receive benefits and discount services.
*These are some of benefit and discounts. For more information, please visit Lake Toya website.

Silo Observation Deck Snow Play Plaza

Snowmobile short course
Regular price 4,000 yen →  3,500 yen
You can enjoy snowy mountain sledding, snowmobiling, and snow rafting!
Time: 10:00-15:00
Tel: 0142-87-2221

Access: Bus Stop no.14 
In front of the observation deck 

B Lake Hill Farm

Original postcard present
Selling gelato, sweets, and cheese made with milk from the farm
Tel: 0142-83-3376
Time: 09:00-17:00

Access: Bus Stop no. 14 
1 min from Hanawa Iriguchi bus stop

Lake Toya Ranch

Free drink for everyone who takes a course of 30 minutes or more

Spectacular mountain horse trekking with a panoramic view of Lake Toya 
*Reservation required 
Closed: Tuesday
Time: 9:30-15:30
Tel: 0142-73-2455

Access: Bus Stop no. 14 
15 minutes from Tsukiura Iriguchi bus stop

D Wakasaimo Toyako main store

1 Wakasaimo as a gift

An open interior with a panoramic view of Lake Toya (1F: sweets department/2F: restaurant)
Time: 9:00-18:00
Tel: 0142-75-4111

Access: Bus Stop no. 14 
3 mins. from Toyako Onsen BT

E Volcano Science Museum

Adult 600 yen  →  540 yen
Child (elementary school student) 300 yen →  270 yen

Exhibits and videos focusing on the 2000 eruption of Mt. Usu
Time: 9:00-17:00
Tel: 0142-75-2555

Access: Bus Stop no. 14 
3 mins from Toyako Onsen BT

F Toyako Steamship

Adult 1,500 yen → 1,350 yen
Child (elementary school student) 750 yen →  680 yen

Time: 9:00-16:00 (60 minutes every hour)
Tel: 0142-75-2137
Access: Bus Stop no. 14 
3 mins from Toyako Onsen BT

M Usuzan Ropeway

Adult 1,800 yen → 1,620 yen
Child (elementary school student) 900 yen → 810 yen

Ride a gondola and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Showa Shinzan and Lake Toya.

Time: 9:00-16:00
Tel: 0142-75-2401
Access: Bus Stop no. 14 
1 min from Showa Shinzan bus stop

N Showa Shinzan Bear Farm

Adult 900 yen →  810 yen
Child (elementary school student) 500 yen → 45 yen

Time: 8:30-16:30
Tel: 0142-75-2290
Access: Bus Stop no. 14 
1 min from Showa Shinzan bus stop

Ref: Toyako Onsen Tourist Association, Donan Bus

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  1. Thanks for the information, I have been waiting for this for a long time.

  2. hi can i check
    1) any bus from toya station to toya onsen bus terminal? if yes, what time must i take the bus from Toya station in order to take the bus at toya onsen bus terminal at 1025?
    2) after going the usuzan ropeway, i intend to go to noboribetsu hell valley. Is there any bus that go from toya onsen bus terminal to noboribetsu onsen? what is the bus schedule?
    3) if the bus is not available, is it easy to get taxi around toya onsen bus terminal and noboribetsu onsen?

    Thank you very much!

    1. Hi! Please see my reply as follows:

      1. Yes, please take the bus at 9:40
      Lake Toya Bus Timetale

      2. Yes, Bus timetable, click here

      3. Bus is available so I skip this question.

    2. Hi
      Thank for your quik response.

      Can i also ask

      1) is toya onsen same as toya onsen bus terminal?
      2) from toya onsen bus terminal , do i need to take another bus to go nsuzan ropeway? or just walk? if yes what bus, any bus schedule?
      3)As the bus from from toya onsen bus terminal to noboribetsu onsen in afternoon is 1506 (only one timing, correct?), how long does it take to go from usuzan ropeway to toya onsen bus terminal? (i just want to make sure if dont miss the bus at 1506)
      4) in case i miss the bus, is taxi easily assessible over there? is there a specific place i need to go to take the taxi?
      5)to go noboribetsu hell valley, do i alight at noboribetsu onsen station?
      6)how to go back to sappora station from noboribetsu hell valley? (any bus schedule)

      Thank you!!

    3. I have already replied some questions in your previous comment so I skip some questions here.
      Toya Onsen Bus Terminal is located in the area of Toya Onsen. You can take the bus or taxi (10 minutes from Toyako Onsen).

      Donan bus runs between Noboribetsu Station and Sapporo
      Bus Timetable