Shikotsu-Toya National Park's pristine lakes and expansive forests are home to a vast array of plant life and wildlife.
The park is covered with a mix of conifers and broad-leaved trees such as Ezo spruce, Sakhalin fir, Mongolian oak and Japanese elm. At higher elevations, you'll find Siberian dwarf pines and alpine plants such as Labrador tea and blue mountainheath.
The area is also a precious ecosystem for animals such as brown alpine hares, Hokkaido squirrels and Japanese deer. The Japanese scops owl, black woodpecker, and other species of birds inhabit in its forests, while spotbill ducks and tufted ducks frequent the translucent lakes.