Travel: Love is in the air over Lake Toyoniko

(From Asahi Shimbun)

A travel agency has arranged a charming flyover tour that takes in the picturesque mountain fall foliage and blue waters of heart-shaped Lake Toyoniko.

Lake Toyoniko in Erimo, Hokkaido, is naturally formed into the shape of a heart. (Hiroshi Fukasawa)

Lake Toyoniko in Erimo, Hokkaido, is naturally formed into the shape of a heart. (Hiroshi Fukasawa)

JTB Hokkaido Corp. will offer the sightseeing helicopter tour for 24 days beginning Sept. 17 in partnership with the local government.

Surrounded by the woodlands in Hidaka Sanmyaku-Erimo Quasi-National Park, the valentine-like Lake Toyoniko was catapulted into fame after it was featured in advertisements, TV spots and posters to promote Sapporo confectionery company Ishiya Co. Read more



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