Category: Furano & Biei

Fukiage Onsen Hakugin-so and Roten-no-yu

Head further inland from Biei or Kamifurano, you will find the real onsen halfway up the Tokachi-dake Mountains in the southwestern part of Daisetsuzan National Park. Climbers, onsen enthusiasts, backcountry skiers and snowboarders come here all over the world. Hakugin-so…

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Biei Shirogane Onsen

About 20km southeast of Biei passes through the leafy Shirakaba Kaido (白樺街道: white-birch road) is the highland hot sprigs village of Shirogane Onsen (白金温泉) sits at 640m. It is an excellent point for a soak after a hike or cycling,…

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Blue Pond in Biei: Aoi-ike

Biei’s most famous and crowded spot today, the ‘Blue Pond’ (青い池: called aoi-ike) can be found about 3km west of Shirogane Onsen along the Shirakaba Kaido. The pond was formed in the construction of the embankment in 1989 and the…

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