Lake Tōya

Local name洞爺湖
Location北海道, Japan

Lake Tōya is a volcanic caldera lake in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Abuta District, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is part of "Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Global Geopark" which joins in Global Geoparks Network. The stratovolcano of Mount Usu lies on the southern rim of the caldera. The lake is nearly circular, being 10 kilometers in diameter from east-west and 9 kilometers from North-South. The town of Tōyako comprises most of the area surrounding the lake and the town of Sōbetsu is located on the eastern side.

Lake Tōya is said to be the northernmost lake in Japan that never ices, and the second most transparent lake in Japan. Nakajima Island is an island in the middle of the lake which houses the Tōya Lake Forest Museum.

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Address Japan

Coordinates 42°36'3.592" N 140°51'20.951" E

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