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Silo Viewing Platform

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pleasant place for a quick stop

Good photo taking spot. Expect a crowd though, the tourist buses stop here. There is a big souvenir... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
hcchelsea
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Singapore, Singapore
Quick Stop For A Birds Eye View

This is a convenient stop which you can just pull in, get out of your car, and take your time to... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
ongwl82016
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Singapore, Singapore
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About
There is a courtyard on site where with observatory and shops,heliport are attached. There is satisfied response to the customer. You can see the best view lake toya and Mt Usu area. You can enjoy a180-degree panoramic view. Also parking is...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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3-5 Naruka, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun 049-5832, Hokkaido
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+81 142-87-2221
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We have taken a helicopter ride, it was nice and good value for money. The view of the lake is very beautiful but there's not much to do except a very small shop. The restaurant is located on 2/F above the shop without a lift,...More

5  Thank KG8840
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

The observatory is just a small souvenir shop on an elevated ground. It does provide a good view of Lake Toya, but if you stay in a hotel besides it, I believe you have view the lake more than enough. I personally believe this location...More

3  Thank mmuhd
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to see Lake Toya from a higher terrain. It is beautiful and tranquil. Not many people fussing around. There’s a souvenir shop behind and free use of lavatory. Highly recommended for photography.More

Thank Emily2018_G_Scott
Koji-watanabe-toyako, 支配人 at Silo Viewing Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Emily2018_G_Scott様 この度は当施設のご評価をいただき 誠にありがとうございます。 これからもお客様に...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

It was just before 5pm when I got there, thankfully only a few people were there. I couldn't stop taking pictures of the view!! It was so beautiful I wish this is my backyard. It has some outdoor seats for some snacks and drinks to...More

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Koji-watanabe-toyako, 支配人 at Silo Viewing Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Expedition102888様 この度は当施設のご評価をいただき 誠にありがとうございます。 これからもお客様に満...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

Silo Viewing Platform is the best viewing platform to see Lake Toya-ko!! It's really a magnificent place to see this beautiful Lake, and is the most popular place for Lake Toya-ko among TA. This is a must see place in Lake Toya-ko!!More

1  Thank mabei0123
渡部浩二, 支配人 at Silo Viewing Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018
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mabei0123様 この度は当施設のご評価をいただき 誠にありがとうございます。 これからもお客様に満足して頂けるよ...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Good photo taking spot. Expect a crowd though, the tourist buses stop here. There is a big souvenir shop --- I got my first Bocca yogurt drink here. It is delicious! Also recommend the Bocca milk pudding. Can buy some snacks to eat while enjoying...More

Thank hcchelsea
渡部浩二, 支配人 at Silo Viewing Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018
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hcchelsea 様 この度は当施設のご評価をいただき 誠にありがとうございます。 これからもお客様に満足して頂け...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018

This is a convenient stop which you can just pull in, get out of your car, and take your time to enjoy the magnificent view of the lake. Although this was the 2nd times we were here in different season(winter & summer), the birds eye...More

Thank ongwl82016
渡部浩二, 支配人 at Silo Viewing Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018
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ongwl82016様 この度は当施設のご評価をいただき 誠にありがとうございます。 これからもお客様に満足して頂け...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Nice place to stop for views of the lake and take some photos. A place to stop for a toilet break on the way through and take some photos rather than a destination. Overpriced souvenir shop but a nice cafe.More

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JUNJI0809, オーナー at Silo Viewing Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018
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Adam G様 この度は当施設のご評価をいただき 誠にありがとうございます。 これからもお客様に満足して頂けるような...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I visited this place last month and wasn't impressed or fascinated by the views. It's something normal. If your a person who like such viewing platforms, then visit it. Else do not waste money on travel and entrance.More

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JUNJI0809, オーナー at Silo Viewing Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018
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Ivy P様 この度は当施設のご評価をいただき 誠にありがとうございます。 これからもお客様に満足して頂けるような ...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Just happened to stop by this place while driving, wanted to take a break. Interestingly, found out that this is a top site to visit. There's a souvenir shop as well for your shopping needs. Stunning view of the lake from the platform!More

Thank alanyeo76
JUNJI0809, オーナー at Silo Viewing Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018
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alanyeo76様 この度は当施設のご評価をいただき 誠にありがとうございます。 これからもお客様に満足して頂ける...More

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed at a nearby Airbnb house which was a short 5 to 10 mins drive to the viewing platform. On a clear day, you would be able to enjoy the full view with the islands in the middle so pretty. This was also very...More

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JUNJI0809, オーナー at Silo Viewing Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018
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ssmilezz様 この度は当施設のご評価をいただき 誠にありがとうございます。 これからもお客様に満足して頂けるよ...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

The deck is a bit off - takes around 10-20mins from the bottom of the mountain to climb up, but the tour was totally worth it. It can be dangerous while heavy snow if you drive. The deck offers wide range of the view of...More

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JUNJI0809, オーナー at Silo Viewing Platform, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018
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giligulu2016様 この度は当施設のご評価をいただき 誠にありがとうございます。 これからもお客様に満足して...More

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EC_CYH24
18 October 2017|
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Response from JUNJI0809 | Property representative |
thanks for your questions. There are two kinds of public transportation from Toyako Onsen town to "Silo Observation Deck". It is a bus and a taxi. If you use a taxi, you can arrive in 15 minutes with about 3000 yen each... More
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Response from JUNJI0809 | Property representative |
Dear Guest Thank you for your inquiry about bus schedule. You need reservation to have a seat .If you want to make a reserved,You need call to the bus company which is Donan Bus only .Telephone number is (0142)75-2351... More
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