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    Lake House at Toyako

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

A grand estate on the banks of Lake Toya - not too far from Rusutsu. They can accommodate a maximum of only 22 guests and, notwithstanding the glorious remote setting, the reason you will find yourself here is because of the heli-pad.

The lodge has some rather grandiose rooms, with bath and powder room ensuite, and large walk-in wardrobes. At the other end of the spectrum, there are bunk rooms. Each and every room has magnificent views overlooking the Lakehouse gardens and Lake Toya. The lodge centres around the cosy comfort of the Great Room, with its large sofa seating and open fire. Other property highlights include a Teppan grill, art gallery spaces, piano, games room with pool table and gaming tables, and an often-used karaoke machine. Come on, it is Japan after all!

They have their own snowmobile track around the grounds, and there is an unused mountain road behind Lakehouse which can also be fun on a snowmobile. But the reason you are here is for the heli-skiing. We have several packages on offer - just get in contact with us and we'll talk you through the options (a website is a bit too clunky to explore the possibilities). They have a 3:1 guide ratio on the heli-sking excursions and the three-day package is the most popular option.

  • Communal Kitchen
  • Drying Room
  • Fireplace
  • Front Desk
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Panoramic Views
  • Television
  • WiFi (free)

A 25-minute drive from Rusustu, on the remote shores of Lake Toya. Beautiful.

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  • Communal Kitchen
  • Drying Room
  • Fireplace
  • Front Desk
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Panoramic Views
  • Television
  • WiFi (free)

A 25-minute drive from Rusustu, on the remote shores of Lake Toya. Beautiful.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.