• November 19th, 2015
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[La Locanda Del Pittore Toya in Toyako] Pizza and Lake Toya Can Be Enjoyed at Italian Restaurant

La Locanda Del Pittore Toya

La Locanda Del Pittore Toya (ラ・ロカンダ・デル・ピットーレ洞爺) is a popular Italian restaurant on a small hill around Lake Toya (洞爺湖) in Toyako town. The restaurant was given the Bib Gourmand by MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition. A building is at the foot of The Windsor Hotels Toya Resort & Spa, and a gondola lift station to The Windsor Hotels Toya Resort & Spa and Lake Toya Ranch that visitors can get on horses are near the building. In 2019, their name was renamed as Cielo stellato Windsor. An article before changing their name is as follows.

Gondola Lift Station to Windsor Hotel TOYA
Marinara Pizza -La Locanda Del Pittore around Lake Toya-
Lake Toya Ranch
Marinara Pizza -La Locanda Del Pittore around Lake Toya-

Lake Toya

Lake Toya (洞爺湖) between Toyako town and Sobetsu town located in the northwestern part of Muroran city is the 3rd largest caldera lake in Japan after Lake Kussharo and Lake Shikotsu, and was born by large-scale eruptions 110,000 years ago. In Shikotsu-Toya National Park, the perimeter of the lake is about 43 km, and 58 sculptures are located around the lake, and those create scenes in accord with the lake. Geographical features of mountains and the lake have been authorized in the World Geopark. The lake is one of major tourist attractoions in Hokkaido, and a lot of international tourists come. Windsor Hotels Toya Resort & Spa that 34th G8 Summit (Hokkaido Toyako Summit) was held at is famous, too. Around the Lake Toya, there are Toyako Onsen Resort (洞爺湖温泉) that is a sightseeing base, Toya Silo Observation Deck (サイロ展望台), Ukimido Park (浮見堂公園), Toya Onsen (洞爺温泉), Nakatoya Onsen (仲洞爺温泉), Nakatoya Camping Ground (仲洞爺キャンプ場), Green Stay Toyako (グリーンステイ洞爺湖), Takarada Camping Ground (水辺の里財田キャンプ場), Sobetsu-cho Onsen (壮瞥町温泉), Mt. Showa-shinzan (昭和新山) and Mt. Usu (有珠山). Read More

Sunset Lake Toya
Lake Toya

The La Locanda Del Pittore Toya is a sister restraunt of the famous Italian restaurant "PIZZERIA La locanda del pittore (ピッツェリア ラ・ロカンダ・デル・ピットーレ)" in Niigata. The Windsor Hotels Toya Resort & Spa cooperated with PIZZERIA La locanda del pittore in 2003, and they started a business. A lot of trees are used for the stone building such as a workshop of craftsman in the Middle Ages, and it has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. A gelato shop called "gelateria" is on the 2nd floor, and the La Locanda Del Pittore is on the 3rd floor.

Appearance of Building
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Entrance
Marinara Pizza -La Locanda Del Pittore around Lake Toya-
Corridor
Marinara Pizza -La Locanda Del Pittore around Lake Toya-

The restraunt is large enough, and counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers and a large number of customers enjoy meals. I visited here around 11:30 on a weekday. Because they finished their busy seasons, there were few visitors. A waiter shown a window seat that Lake Toya could be seen.

Look of Restraunt
Marinara Pizza -La Locanda Del Pittore around Lake Toya-

    List of Means of Transportation

    A local bus runs between the Toyako Onsen and the Sapporo, and "Iburi-go (いぶり号)", an express bus, runs between the Toyako Onsen and the Noboribetsu Onsen. Refer to following the means of the transportation. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Donan Bus(道南バス) From Sapporo to Toyako Onsen
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Donan Bus(道南バス) From Toyako Onsen to Sapporo
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    Donan Bus(道南バス) From Noboribetsu Onsen to Toyako Onsen
    Jalan
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    Donan Bus(道南バス) From Toyako Onsen to Noboribetsu Onsen
    Jalan
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    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is at Toya Station

    Shikotsu-Toya National Park

    Shikotsu-Toya National Park (支笏洞爺国立公園) has Lake Shikotsu (支笏湖), the 2nd largest caldera lake in Japan, and Lake Toya (洞爺湖), the 3rd largest caldera lake in the Japan, in the southwestern part of Hokkaido. In the national park, there are unique mountains such as Mt. Usu (有珠山), Mt. Tarumae (樽前山) and Mt. Showa-shinzan (昭和新山), and here is a tourist attraction on behalf of Hokkaido containing Noboribetsu Onsen (登別温泉) and Jozankei Onsen (定山渓温泉) in the 3 major onsen in the Hokkaido. Because it is easy to access the tourist attracions from New Chitose Airport and Sapporo city, the Shikotsu-Toya National Park gets popularity from tourists. The Shikotsu-Toya National Park is roughly divided into 5 areas, Yoteizan Area, Toyako Area, Noboribetsu Area, Shikotsuko Area and Jozankei Area. The area is 99,473 ha in total, it is very vast. It blows my mind why it adds the Yoteizan Area and the Jozankei Area, but I googled it, but I could not find. Read More

    Lake Shikotsu
    Lake Shikotsu

    Pizza

    I asked the waiter about restaurant's recommendation while reading a menu at once, He replied me "Pittore". But Marinara Pizza (マリナーラ) looked tasty. so I ordered it for one person sized pizza. The price was JPY 2209. By the way, the Marinara means "Sailor's" in Italian, so it is Sailor's Pizza. It is a pizza using Marinara Sauce often eaten by sailors in Napoli.

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    Marinara Pizza
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    While I was waiting the grilled pizza at a firewood kiln, grissini and water were served. I looked over the Lake Toya while eating the grissini. It was a nice scenery to all the rave reviews it got.

    Grissini
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    Lake Toya Can Be Seen at Window Seat
    Marinara Pizza -La Locanda Del Pittore around Lake Toya-

    About 15 minutes later, the Marinara Pizza was served. Its diameter was about 30 cm. Tomato sauce was spreaded over on the pizza with about 5 mm in thickness, and it was topped with anchovy or garlic paste, and smelled nice.

    Marinara Pizza from Top
    Marinara Pizza -La Locanda Del Pittore around Lake Toya-

    First I ate a slice of the pizza. The pizza was chewy. The tomato sauce went well with the salty anchovy. It was tasty!

    Anchovy, Garlic Paste, Tomato Sauce
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    Look of Back Side
    Marinara Pizza -La Locanda Del Pittore around Lake Toya-
    Close‐Up Photography
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    Then I added Tabasco to my pizza, and ate it. I prefered a little hotter than standard. I enjoyed the Marinara Pizza. Thanks for the tasty pizza!

    Pepper Sauce
    Marinara Pizza -La Locanda Del Pittore around Lake Toya-
    Hot and Tasty!
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    La Locanda Del Pittore Are Written on Plate
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    Marinara Pizza and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Marinara Pizza

    Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 Cars)
    Business hours 11:30-14:00, 17:30-21:00.
    Regular closing day Winter season
    Telephone number +81-142-73-1020
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 321 604 811*85

      List of Activities

      Some activity companies serve the Horse Trekking, the Canoe, the Birdwatching Tour, the Handmade Soft Serve Ice Cream Experience and so on around the Lake Toya. At Rental Cycle Takayanagi Shokai (レンタサイクル高柳商会), Toyako Onsen, a bicycle is rented for JPY 700 per a hour. Refer to following websites for the activity companies around Lake Toya. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Canoe

      Movie of Canoe


      Toya Guide Center(洞爺ガイドセンター)
      Jalan
      TOYA TOY BOX(洞爺トイボックス)
      ASOVIEW

      Nature Tour

      Toya Guide Center(洞爺ガイドセンター)
      Jalan

      Horse Trekking

      Movie of Horse Trekking


      Lake Toya Ranch(レイクトーヤランチ)
      ASOVIEW

      Helicopter Cruising

      Movie of Helicopter Cruising


      Helisys Japan(日本ヘリシス)
      ASOVIEW

      Various Experiense Activities

      Lake Hill Farm(レークヒル・ファーム)
      ASOVIEW
      glass cafe gla_gla(glass cafe gla_gla)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Toya Takarada Nature Experience House(洞爺財田自然体験ハウス)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Sobetsu Fruit Village(そうべつくだもの村)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan

      List of Accommodations

      Refer to following websites for the accommodations around the Lake Toya. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Toyako Onsen

        Toyako Manseikaku Hotel Lakeside Terrace(洞爺湖万世閣 ホテルレイクサイドテラス)
        Toya Kohantei(洞爺湖畔亭)
        Toya Gokirakutei(洞爺湖畔 ごきらく亭)
        Toya Kanko Hotel(洞爺観光ホテル)
        Hotel Grand Toya(ホテル グランドトーヤ)
        Hokkai Hotel(北海ホテル)
        Toya Sansui Hotel Kafu(洞爺山水ホテル 和風)
        Hotel New Toyako(ホテル ニュー洞爺湖) Only Tel:+81-142-75-2818
        Toya Green Hotel(洞爺グリーンホテル)
        Booking
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        Rakuten
        Toya Sun Palace(洞爺サンパレス リゾート&スパ)
        The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort(ザ レイクビュー TOYA 乃の風リゾート)
        Daiwa Ryokan Annex(大和旅館 アネックス)
        Toyako Onsen Hotel Hanabi(洞爺温泉 ホテル華美)
        Daiwa Ryokan(大和旅館)
        Kitsutsuki Canadian Club(きつつき カナディアンクラブ)
        Rakuten
        Petit Hotel Koizumi(西山高原プチホテル恋泉)
        HP
        Jalan
        The Lake Suite Ko no Sumika(ザ・レイクスイート 湖の栖)
        Second house TOYA(セカンドハウスToya)
        HP
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        TOYA HOME Kairou(TOYA HOME廻廊)
        HP
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Guest House COCO(ゲストハウス 湖湖)
        Guest house HiDE(ゲストハウス HiDE)
        Jalan
        Rakuten

        Sobetsu-cho Onsen

          Onsen Ryokan Ikoi-so(温泉旅館 いこい荘)
          Toya Kaawanami(洞爺かわなみ)
          HP
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Hotel Nakanoshima(ホテル中の島)
          Showa Shinzan Youth Hostel(昭和新山ユースホステル)
          Pension Ono(ペンションおおの)
          レイクサイドクラシックハウス チャイハナ(Lakeside Classic House Chaihana)
          HP
          Jalan
          Rakuten

          Nakatoya Onsen

            Nakatoya Onsen Campsite(仲洞爺キャンプ場)
            Booking
            Jalan
            Rakuten
             

            Toyako

              The Windsor Hotel TOYA(ザ・ウィンザーホテル 洞爺リゾート&スパ)
              Hotel Cocoa(ホテルココア)
              HP
              Lakehouse At Toyako(レイクハウスアット洞爺湖)
              WE Hotel Toya(WE Hotel Toya)
              Phoenix Toya Club(フェニックス洞爺クラブ)
              Booking
              Rakuten
              LAKE TOYA Great View Log Cabin(LAKE TOYA グレートビューログキャビン)
              HP
              Jalan
              Rakuten
              lakeside villa kohansanso(lakeside villa 湖畔山莊)
              HP
              Jalan
              Rakuten
              Takarada Campsite(水辺の里財田キャンプ場)
              Booking
              Jalan
              Rakuten
              Lakeside Campsite(湖畔キャンプ場)
              Booking
              Jalan
              Rakuten
              Booking.com

              A page of Lake Toya

              Lake Toya

              A page of Shikotsu-Toya National Park is here

              Shikotsu-Toya National Park

              By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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