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Tokachidake Onsen & Mountains Travel | Things to Do

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.


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Sleeping in Tokachidake Onsen

Tokachidake Onsen has several onsen accommodation in the leafy mountain. High season is in July and August, so book well in advance during these months.

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01 ONSEN & SLEEPING

Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku

凌雲閣 / Tel 0167-39-4111 / Day bathing 8am-8pm (¥800) / www.ryounkaku.jp

At the upper end of the road to Tokachidake Onsen, Ryounkaku sits at 1280m, Hokkaido’s highest onsen accommodation. It has simple Japanese-style rooms, with shared facilities. The onsen has attractive roten-buro (open-air baths) with sweeping mountain views. Day-use bathing is available and there is a restaurant.


02 ONSEN & SLEEPING

Hakugin-so

吹上温泉保養センター白銀荘 / Day bathing 10am-10pm / ¥700/ kamifurano-hokkaido.com

In the style of a large wooden lodge, Fukiage Onsen Hakugin-so features amazingly large and handsome indoor baths, rocky open-air baths and mixed hot water pools (need to bring your own swimming suit). Day trippers can use the baths for ¥700 (10am-10pm).
There are budget bunk-bed dorms, a shared kitchen, a dining room and a shop. It is a good place to meet other hikers and snowboarders. It is often crowded throughout the year, book well ahead.


03 ONSEN

Fukiage Roten-no-yu

吹上露天の湯 / 24hrs / FREE

Northern Hokkaido’s most famous konyoku roten-buro (mixed open-air pools) surrounded by forest, Fukiage Roten-no-yu was setting for the Kita-no-Kuni-kara and the TV drama 1995. This free onsen can be used throughout the year, but there are no changing facilities and night-time lighting. Women should wear swimming suit before going.
Roten-no-yu is a 10-minute walk south of the Hakugin-so and walk down a slope from a car park. The municipal bus stop at the gateway of Fukiage Ikoi-no-Hiroba (吹上いこいの広場).


04 SCENIC VIEWPOINT

Bogakudai

A few kilometers south of Shirogane Onsen or north of Fukiage Onsen, Bogakudai (at 930m) offers the best views of the Tokachi-dake Mountains and back across the hills to Biei. It can be easily accessible by car or a 70-minute hike on the Uguisu-dani Trail (うぐいす谷遊歩道) from Shirogane Onsen.
From Bogakudai, there are scenic trails to Tokachi-dake (4-hour hike), Biei-dake (4-hour hike) and Fukiage Onsen (1-hour hike).
Note: the road to Bogakudai from Fukiage Onsen closed during the winter (Oct-Apr), as well as Shirogane (Jan-Apr).


Getting There


Getting There

From JR Kamifurano Station, there are three municipal buses (上富良野町営バス十勝岳線) daily (except 1 Jan) to the Tokachidake Onsen Ryounkaku (十勝岳温泉凌雲閣: 45min / ¥500), stopping at Fukiage Onsen (吹上温泉: ikoi-no-hiroba near the roten-no-yu and Hakugin-so) and the Kamihoro-so (カミホロ荘), as well as Furanui Onsen and the Goto Sumio Museum of Art (¥200) in Central Kamifurano.
Note: the road between the Hakugin-so and Bogakudai is closed from late October to early May.


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