Jozankei Onsen Area
Sitting around 30km to the southwest of central Sapporo, Jozankei Onsen is the nearest hot spring town to Hokkaido’s largest city. It offers multiple large hotels and guesthouses, each with their own in-house hot springs. Several ‘ryokan’ (guesthouses) also allow day visitors to use their in-house ‘onsen’ for between JPY500 to JPY2000. Notable hotels include Jozankei Daiichi Hotel Suizantei, Shogetsu Grand Hotel, Hanamomiji, Jozankei Tsuruga Resort and others. Popular throughout the year, Jozankei is at its busiest in October as the surrounding area is awash with some of Hokkaido’s most beautiful autumn colours.