This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
(9:00) Pickup at your staying hotel or Sapporo station
In the morning, assemble with your small group and guide at the starting point, approximately one hour after you’re picked up by air-conditioned minivan from Sapporo.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Hoheikyo Onsen, 608-2 Jozankei, Minami-ku, Sapporo 061-2301 Hokkaido
(10:00 ) Arrived Hoheikyo onsen
Once you’re fitted with a mountain bike, helmet and gloves, you’ll hear safety precautions and get basic instructions for riding.
Then follow your guide on an easy, 1.5-hour ride along a mostly paved road, starting from the upper Toyohira River, whose waters swell from mountain snowmelt into the Jozankei valley. Enjoy views above the river canyon and cross a suspension bridge, departing for Jozankei. It’s a steep, downhill ride to this traditional onsen town, which dates back to 1866 when an ascetic monk opened the spa upon discovering its healing waters.
Amid forested banks along the bountiful Toyohira River, watch steam rise up from every angle. Stop to enjoy snacks like onsen manju, a bun stuffed with azuki-bean paste, before departing via a steep uphill route.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pass By: Hoheikyo Onsen, 608-2 Jozankei, Minami-ku, Sapporo 061-2301 Hokkaido
(11:40) Return to Hoheikyo onsen, curry lunch and onsen
Your 6-mile (10-km) route ends at this natural hot spring, which was ranked as one of the best hot spring day trips by TripAdvisor. Settle into mineral baths indoors or choose from three large outdoor pools, where you’ll have panoramic views of the mountains as you relax against the stones during a 1-hour soak. Hoheikyo is one of Japan's only onsen facilities to use 100-percent pure waters; the pools are fed by continuously flowing hot springs poured directly into the baths from the ground.
Afterward, sate your appetite with a lunch of authentic naan bread and Indian curry — Jozankei’s most popular food — at the onsite restaurant.
Stop At: Sapporo, Sapporo, Hokkaido
(14:40) arrived in Sapporo
Complete your half-day tour with the return 1-hour drive to Sapporo.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Departure Point: 608-2 Jōzankei, Minami Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 061-2301, Japan
Traveler pickup is offered
1.Hotel pickup in central Sapporo city
2.JR Sapporo station (FamilyMart Sapporo-Eki Kitaguchi-ten : Sapporo, Kita Ward, Kita 7 Jo Nishi 4 Chome−１)
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
:Tour option details are as follows
Option Departure Time: 9:00 AM
- Professional English-speaking local guide
- Mountain bike, helmet and gloves for rental
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Hot spring fee
- Entry/Admission - Hoheikyo Onsen
- Bath towel rental (JPY520, but you will get JPY300 back after returning used towel)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Change & Refund Policies
- Free cancellation at or before 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use
- Cancellations made after 00:01 at least 2 days before the date of use will incur a cancellation fee of 100%
- Partial cancellation of this booking is not permitted
How to Use It
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Your voucher will be sent to your email after your booking is confirmed. Please check the usage instructions on your voucher for more info about how to use it
- Any traveler groups not mentioned in the booking options are not applicable for voucher use.
Adult: Age 16 to 99
Child: Age 10 to 15
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 10 years
Recommended height is 1.45m (4.75 foot) or taller
A maximum of 12 people per booking
Please wear comfortable long sleeve shirts, long pants and shoes suitable for exercising. Jeans are not recommended
Recommended to bring sunglasses or some kind of eye protection, change of clothes and bath towel. Bath towel can be rented for JPY510
Hot spring facility will have body soap, shampoo and conditioner for you to use for free of charge
Please bring your own water (rental bikes have water holder)
Windbreaker jacket is recommended to bring during spring and fall season
The mountain bike course may be changed due to road conditions
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers