About 25 minutes by bus from Obihiro, this serene riverside onsen resort boasts the moor water that contains organic matter of vegetable origin. The modern onsen complex Garden Spa offers sophisticated baths. Whooper swans congregating on the bank of the river from December to March.
Michi-no-eki Garden Spa
Tokachigawa Onsen ♨︎
1min walk from Garden Spa Tokachigawa Onsen bus stop
This modern onsen complex has sophisticated indoor and open-air baths. The Spa Garden is mixed bathing, admission includes bathing suit and towel rental. Children will need to bring a swimsuit. There are also four eateries and a free ashi-yu (open-air footbath).
Tokachi Nature Center
5min walk from Garden Spa Tokachigawa Onsen
In the same building as the tourist information center, this outdoor adventure center offers canoeing and wildlife watching on Tokachi-gawa, hot air ballooning at Tokachigaoka Park early in the morning, plus cycling and walking. It is inside the local tourist information center.
Tokachi Ecology Park
1min walk from Ecology Park bus stop / 10min walk from Garden Spa Tokachigawa Onsen
At the eastern edge of Tokachigawa Onsen, this riverside oasis has footpaths and playgrounds for kids. In winter, you can hire snowshoes and cross-country skis. It is also a good place for camping.
Tokachigawa Onsen Sanyo-an ♨︎
4min walk from Garden Spa Tokachigawa Onsen
Sanyo-an is a top-quality designers hotel in Tokachigawa Onsen. It has only 11 Japanese-Western eclectic and nicely furnished rooms, with private baths. The chic dining hall serves creative kaiseki using local ingredients of the region. There are wooden and tiled communal baths.
Tokachigawa Onsen Daiichi Hotel Hoshu-tei & Toyo-tei ♨︎
1min walk from Daiichi Hotel bus stop
This stunning hotel along Tokachi-gawa has two different properties: the Hoshu-tei with Western-style grand luxury rooms, and the Toyo-tei with modern Japanese-style luxury rooms. Many rooms have private indoor or open-air baths, with scenic views over the river. The on-site restaurant Komorebi offers dinner buffet using local produce throughout Tokachi Region.
Tokachigawa Onsen Fuji Hotel ♨︎
2min walk from Garden Spa Tokachigawa Onsen
Modern and comfortable, this Western-style quality hotel features 100% moor onsen with a large amount of organic matter of vegetable origin. There are 32 simple rooms. Higaeri nyuyoku (day bathing) is also recommended.
Most visitors get off the train at Obihiro Station (帯広駅) and take the local bus.
Alternatively, Satsunai Station (札内駅) is the closest position to Tokachigawa Onsen (5km) and you can call a taxi (10min).
From Obihiro Station bus terminal stop 5, 6 or 7, Tokachi Bus 45 runs to Tokachigawa Onsen (25min), stopping at main hotels and the Garden Spa, and continue to Tokachi Ecology Park.
Cross-bikes, MTB and Electric-assist bicycles are available for rent at Tokachigawa Onsen Tourist Information Center (lat Apr-late Oct).
Otofuke Town Tokachigawa Onsen Tourist Information Center
In the same building as Tokachi Nature Center. There is also a free ashi-yu (footbath; late Apr-Oct) outside the center.
Garden Spa Tokachigawa Onsen bus stop
ガーデンスパ十勝川温泉 | Garden Spa 도카치가와 온천
Address：14-1 Tokachigawa-onsen-kita, Otofuke-cho, Hokkaido
Distance：10km from Obihiro