Featured Property: Lake Toya Development Land
Immerse yourself in the natural wonder of Lake Toya with this incredible land site.
Niseko Realty have the exclusive listing of this stunning development land site that sits above the splendid Lake Toya in Hokkaido. But what makes this particular property so special and why should you be giving it serious consideration?
Comprising over 80,000 sqm (8 hectares!) of land, the plot has access directly off route 230 which runs between Toya and Rusutsu/Niseko. It sits on top of a bluff overlooking the magnificent scenery of Lake Toya and can easily be subdivided into a handful of massive sites for luxury homes or even into many smaller sites for a larger development project. With views over the lake protected by the layout of the land it gives you the opportunity to do something quite unique with the project.
More about Lake Toya below, but one of the best parts of this land is the location. Just a couple of minutes from the hot spring town of Toyakoonsen, the land is just across from Lake Hill Farm where you can enjoy freshly home-made ice cream while overlooking Mount Yotei. It's also less than 10 minutes to Toya Town and a short 15 minute drive through the tunnel will have you popping out at the ocean where there are larger towns for shopping. If golf is your thing then you can enjoy the incredible cliff-top course at the Windsor Toya Resort & Spa less than 5 minutes away.
It's not only about the lake though, the land is only 20 minutes from Rusutsu Resort. Rusutsu is a true year-round haven for the best activities that Hokkaido has to offer. Whether you want to hit one of four golf courses or maybe take the kids (or big adults!) to the theme park in summer or experience some of Japan's best powder snow in winter, there is always something on offer.
It's less than 90 minutes from the land to Sapporo's New Chitose International Airport and only 2 hours from Sapporo City itself.
Why Lake Toya?
Lake Toya is actually a volcanic caldera and the crystal clear waters are several hundred metres deep in places, creating a lake of astonishing beauty capped by its location among the mountains of Hokkaido. Almost 40km around - perfect for hosting the annual Lake Toya Marathon! - the lake boasts an onsen enclave on one side, beautiful camping spots, delicious local eateries and of course is the perfect place for water sports in the summer.
The summer months around Lake Toya are simply idyllic. BBQs, fireworks, camping, paddling and swimming and of course the excitement of wakeboarding or jet-skiing. Surrounded by mountain ridges, you really feel like you have found somewhere hidden from the rest of the world. While nearby areas like Niseko and Rusutsu have exploded due to the skiing, Lake Toya is only just being discovered by international investors but looks certain to grow into the premier lake destination in Hokkaido.
Away from the lake you are only 15 minutes from the beach, there are 8 golf courses within 30 minutes and summer sports like hiking and cycling are wonderful in the beautiful nature and temperate climate.
Outside of the summer months, the location is ideal for access to Rusutsu and Niseko ski resorts which boast the best powder snow that Japan has to offer.
Of course you can enjoy the incredible year-round food that Hokkaido has to offer with the area famous for delicious pork and beef in particular on top of providing the best and freshest vegetables to the whole of Japan.