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The Best Hot Spring Spot and Autumn Colour in Sapporo

The Best Hot Spring Spot and Autumn Colour in Sapporo

Just one hour away from the centre of Sapporo, Jozankei Onsen is the ideal healing spa resort to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience some of what Hokkaido is best for, nature!
With its 150 years of history and surrounded by beautiful nature, Jozankei Onsen is one of the most popular hot spring towns in Japan. The hot spring facilities run along the Toyohira river, radiating a nostalgic Japanese vibe.

Jozankei onsen town in Sapporo

Jozankei Onsen

The source of Jozankei’s hot spring water is a sodium chloride spring, giving it a transparent colour and slightly salty composition. Besides Jozankei there are two more onsen close to Jozankei Onsen, Koganeyu onsen and Hoheikyo onsen.

Jozankei onsen in Sapporo city, Hokkaido

Where to Stay in Jozankei Onsen Town

The accommodations in Jozankei Onsen vary from expensive Japanese-style inns (ryokan) to large hotels, guesthouses, and condominiums. This means you can choose where to stay depending on your budget and the purpose of your visit. Japanese style inns usually include meals, so factor that into your calculations!
Jozankei Onsen is famous not only for overnight stays, but also as a day trip destination. It is usually crowded with people from Sapporo as well as tourists from Japan and abroad.

Beautiful Nature and Outdoor Activities in Jozankei

As Jozankei Onsen’s beautiful scenery changes with the seasons, visitors are treated to different picturesque views all year round. Popular spots include Shiraito Falls, Yunotaki and the Pool of Maizuru. Around the time of the Rugby World Cup 2019 season, Japan will be in the Autumn season. Japan is famous for its Autumn foliage where many kinds of trees turn their leaves red, yellow and some mixed greens. One of the best ways to experience the autumn foliage is by canoeing down the river of Shikotsu Toya national park. From here we can admire the radiant autumn leaves reflecting picturesquely in the river waters. It’s such a perfect way to see the autumn leaves of Sapporo! We are so fortunate the Rugby World Cup 2019 is held at the same time as the leaves!

Canoeing in Jozankei, Sapporo
Futami Suspension Bridge