October Maple Leaf Tour, Hokkaido Dingshanxi Dingshanyuan Spring Park is behind the Grand Hotel Ruiyuan where I stay. The area is super-fine, much like the park in our real estate community, but there is a description of the origin of the Dingshanxi Hot Spring. In the past, a sorghum named Dingshan discovered that the hot springs here have special effects on diseases such as neuralgia and have since devoted all their efforts to develop this place. Therefore, it was named Dingshanxi Hot Spring. Although the park is small, there is enough hot spring water to wash the statue of stilts. There is a small artificial hot spring waterfall and a large foot soup pool that is very clean and especially suitable for the elderly to walk in the morning to soothe their sore feet.
We actually didn't take a bath inside. We were just around the area, taking pictures. But I heard from people that it is nice there, with lots of sauna and hot spring options. The only thing that I can say is that, the view is pretty, and you might think that those waters are cold but nope, they are boiling hot. There is also a Jozankei Shrine near the area.
A good place for a hot spring vacation in Hokkaido, Sapporo Dingshanxi Hot Spring. About 45 minutes drive from downtown Sapporo, there is a bus to get there at Sapporo Station, and there is also a special car. The Kappa must buy a ticket in advance to make an appointment.
The entire hot spring resort was built along Fengpingchuan, and most of the hotels have mountain streams. In winter, you can go to the hot springs or skiing nearby, but it is recommended to fall. In the second week of October, you will start with the red leaves and yellow leaves of the mountains. The colors are colorful, and you can enjoy the autumn colors in the open-air hot springs, which is super beautiful, and the hot spring sulphur taste here. No goodbye, but not bad.
The water temperature is very high, which is very effective for neuralgia and muscle pain. It is more suitable for the elderly, there is not even a lively shopping street nearby, only one or two convenience stores and local shops.
Known as the "Living Room of Sapporo", Jozankei Onsen manages to make both locals and tourists feel at home. The hot spring is located in a quiet valley famous for its beautiful scenery, peaceful atmosphere, and high-quality hot springs. Lined with hot spring hotels, Jozankei valley is home to the Toyohira River, and it is also a well-known destination for viewing the red maple leaves in autumn.