Around one hour by car from the center of Sapporo is Jozankei Onsen. Located in a lush valley, it is popular among tourists and locals alike for its impressive size, with over 20 hot spring hotels.
Jozankei offers lodgings to suit any kind of holiday, from long-established ryokan (inns) where you can immerse yourself in Japanese culture, private lodgings with a bath in each room, boutique hotels known for their distinctive locations and cuisine, and hotels with a pool to keep the children happy. With such variety on offer, you’ll need some time to choose.
And the accommodation is just the beginning. As it is situated in a valley between mountains, Jozankei offers a vantage point for incredible seasonal landscapes, whether it’s steam off the hot springs with snow all around or abundant greenery, crisp air and the sound of a brook. October is particularly spectacular, with vivid hues of red and yellow as far as the eye can see.
Jozankei offers many unique places to explore. Check out the cute cafes, souvenir shops and the eye-catching Futami Tsuribashi Suspension Bridge adding a bright red accent to the valley scenery, then rest your feet in a foot bath or make an onsen tamago by boiling an egg in the 80℃ hot spring water at Ontama no Yu.
- Useful Information
- Higashi 3-chome, Jozankei Onsen, Minami-ku, Sapporo
- Take the Kappa Liner (nonstop bus) bound for Jozankei Onsen to the Jozankei Onsen bus stop
- Admission fee
- Fees apply at each facility