Jozankei hot Spring resort
("Jozankei onsen" in Japanese) is a hot spring resort located 20 km
southwest of central Sapporo.
It is upper portion of Toyohira river, and is in a valley.
The hot water springs from the bottom of Toyohira river, and the water
is clear but contains a little salt.
There are more than 20 hotels and ryokans around here.
This resort uses a symbol of "Kappa", which is a funny imaginary being living in water, so you may find some statues, dolls or pictures of Kappa.
Because it is close to Sapporo, many tourist visit here every year.
Of course, you can stay here. And you can make a day trip for enjoying the bath.
By route bus to "Jozankei shako-mae", about 70 minutes from JR Sapporo station.
All photos by Sapporo City
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