Close to Sapporo and boasting 100% real onsen water, this restaurant/onsen establishment features dark brown water, several uchiburo, and a large rotenburo with views of the surrounding hills.
A pleasant diversion from the hotels and spas of nearby Jouzankei, Houheikyou Onsen offers a much more authentic experience for those needing a quick escape from Sapporo. It's within walking distance (20 minutes or so) of the main Jouzankei bus stop, but a taxi might save time. Check the bus schedules carefully -- some buses go as far as Houheikyou before turning back, and a good route for day trippers is to take those buses as far as Houheikyou, walk to Jouzankei, and return from there by bus to Sapporo after the soaking is done.
Recommend an Onsen!
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