Top things to do in Tōya-ko

Mountain in Tōya-ko


Here is a rare chance to bear witness to modern mountain-making: Shōwa Shin-zan (昭和新山; 398m) – whose name means 'the new mountain of the Shōwa period' – arose from a wheat field following the 1943 eruption of Usu-za…
Museum in Tōya-ko

Volcano Science Museum

The eruptions at Uzu-san were among the first to be recorded by modern means (and work here significantly advanced science in early detection). Here you can see video footage of eruptions in action, and before and a…
Japanese in Tōya-ko


Festooned with a flower garden outside and romantic and cosy inside, Boyotei is a treat just five minutes' walk from the station. Hamburger-steaks, gratins, and other Japanese-Western food is on the menu, but it's t…