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Hokkaido | 7.0h
Jozankei: Hokkaido's nature and hot springs
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Free yourself in nature! Admire the 4 seasons and make onsen egg


Jozankei is just an hour from Sapporo. It has become a popular destination for tourists. Why not enjoy nature walks and hot springs in Jozankei?
Nature is a definite charm of Jozankei. Your otomo guide will take you to hidden nature spots, not even the locals know. Walk alongside the river, cross the red bridge, and there a lush landscape awaits. You can enjoy the seasonal changes here! In srping and summer, enjoy the greenery. In autumn, admire the fall leaves. In winter, immerse yourself in the white world. Next, the hot springs. Take some time to relax, and take away the tiredness of today with a panoramic forest view!
Let's go on beautiful nature and hot spring tour with an otomo guide!

Highlights


・Visit the unexplored hot springs. A large panoramic view of nature awaits you. Enjoy a 100% spring sourced onsen. In winter, you can even experience the onsen with the view of the snow-covered scenery 
・Visit a hidden spot in the cave of Jozankei onsen. Enjoy the superb view whilst soaking in the negative ions
・Enjoy a foot bath whilst experiencing a tradition of a hot spring area, the making of "onsen egg." Onsen egg just cooked are delicious!
・ Visit two power spots of Jozankei
・Taste beautiful and unique taking local sweets

Attractions


・Jozankei Shrine: This is the most southern shrine in Sapporo and is known as a power spot in Jozankei. In summer, it is a shrine surrounded by the nature, but you can see the beauitful collaboration of the shrine and snowfields in winter. Enjoy the scenary unique to a snowy world.
・Yukemurizaka (Yunotaki): Onsen water is flowing down the artificial rocks, almost like a waterfall. In winter, the collaboration of snow and onsen creates a surreal atmosphere. A hidden photospot.
・Daikokuya Shoten: A hot spring Manju (steamed bun) shop founded in 1931. When speaking of Manju in Jozankei, this is the spot! It has a thin coating with brown sugar bean paste inside. It is even sold out at times! Taste the delicious buns here! 
・Jozankei Futami Koen (Futami bridge): A park with a suspension bridge in Jozankei. You can see the great nature of Hokkaido from here. otomo rates this as the best scenic spot in Jozankei, not yet well known to many people. Let's enjoy the nature walk and soak in the relaxing atmosphere.
・Iwata Kannondo: A temple dedicated to Kannon with 33 Kannon statues lined in a row in a cave. The cave has a total length of 120m. This is another popular spot of Jozankei. It is said to bring luck on exam results, relationships & love, and business prosperity.
・Sakanoue no Monaka: This is a stylish cafe. You can enjoy the taste of western sweets inside a Japanese sweet, a unique 'Monaka.' You can also try an 'ice Monaka' made in collaboration with the new ice cream shop in Jozankei.
・Jozankei Gensen Park: A park the depicts the original scenery of when Jozankei was discovered. Experience a footbath for free, and even experience making an onsen egg. Making an onsen egg is definitely a rare chance!
・Hoheikyo Onsen: It is a 100% spring sourced hot spring. A large panoramic scenery spreads out in front of you. Let's enjoy the view of the hot spring.

Notes

・In this tour, you will take a foot bath and experience an onsen. We recommend you to bring a towel for the foot bath and onsen. Towels can also be bought during the tour. Please note the guide will not accompany you in the onsen.
・Lunch is not included, but it is possible to eat at the onsen spots
・On Tuesdays, Sakanoue Saichu is closed. If you visit on Tuesday, or any of the other tourist spots are temporarily closed we will take you to alternative locations
・We will take approximately an hour bus ride to the first spot
・Some routes will be changed in the winter

Expenses Not Included

The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
(Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY4,200 /person)

Meeting Point

JR Sapporo Station infront of NIshi Midori no Madoguchi



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