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Hoheikyo Onsen

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4.3 (3418)

608-2 Jōzankei, Minami Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 061-2301, Japan

Relaxed place featuring 3 hot-spring baths in a scenic open-air setting & an Indian restaurant.

hourglassDuration: 02h00min

phone+81 11-598-2410
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outdoor
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paid
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daytime
nighttime
nighttime
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traditional

clockOpening hours

Mondays: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Fridays: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Sundays: 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM

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roboxking in the last week

This was a very beautiful hot spring, nestled in the mountains outside of Sapporo. The baths themselves were very relaxing, and the water felt amazing. The restaurant downstairs serves both Indian food and Japanese food (closed between lunch and dinner). I ended up having the Indian food, chicken Tikka masala which came with naan, and then I got cheese naan added, with a banana lassi. The food was great, and the naan was exceptional. The reason I knocked off a star is due to the lack of facilities, namely a toilet (there was one in the waiting room with one stall and one urinal) and (for men, I'm assuming) a real place to fix ones hair post bath. In the locker room there was one mirror and sink and one blow drier. As a male with long hair, it felt awkward standing there, waiting in a bit of a line to dry my hair. There was an area outside the locker rooms that looked like it was a place to do some styling, but it was marked women only, so I couldn't tell and if it was, that would be unfortunate. A couple more vanity stations would have been nice. Over all, an wonderful, beautiful onsen. Oh and yes, they are tattoo friendly.

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Eetu-Antti Hartikainen a week ago

Magnificent retreat away from the bustle of Sapporo City! The open-air bath was fantastic with an awesome mountainside view, even had a beautiful snowfall while in the bath. The famed Indian curry that we had afterward left us very satisfied! Tattoos allowed.

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None of your beeswax 2 months ago

One of my favorite onsen hot springs in the Sapporo area. I took the shuttle bus (free) from monokomai station (first come first serve, only 22 seats), but that's a gable if you can get on, so you can take a bus from Sapporo station if you want. This onsen in winter (especially on a snowy day) is the best. One great thing about this inswn is it is tattoo friendly, and you can bring your own alcohol (or some from the vending) into the outside onsen, aslong as it is NOT GLASS. I go every winter and enjoy drinking beer outside in the snowy weather while in the hot bath. The atmosphere of the baths are different depending on the day (the man's and women's sides flip every other day), but they are both good. The only thing I would say is this onsen has only hot baths, nothing cold, and no sauna. It's got 2-3 Indoor baths, and 2 connected large outdoor baths. All the baths are mild-upper warm temperatures, nothing super hot. So if that's something you want, don't go to this onsen. Because it is so tourist friendly and famous, sometimes the other guests can be a bit obnoxious, which ruins the Japanese onsen experience, but usually it's not much of a problem. If you're a foreigner reading this, please be respectful and quiet in the onsen, it's not a pool/beach atmosphere. Their restaurant also sells good curry, but it's not very big for the amount of money you pay. You get maybe 150-200g of curry and a normal sized nan bread for 1200+ yen. I wish the proportions were bigger. One good thing is they have a English menu available though. Solid 7/10 in summer, 10/10 in winter.

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Dennis Phan 2 months ago

One of my favorite experiences that I’ve had in Japan and definitely the highlight of my Hokkaido trip! It is so magical to be sitting in the outdoor onsen while the snow is falling. Definitely recommend booking the Kappa Liner bus beforehand though, if you are going on a busy day during the winter. Indian food was good— although the raita was wayyy too sweet. Almost yoplait-like, even… Oh! And please bring a full towel… the one that you can buy at the onsen is just a small head towel. Such a great way to relax and enjoy the winter weather!

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Amanda 2 months ago

This was my first time visiting an onsen in Japan. I have a lot of tattoos so it’s nice that this place is accepting of them. I took the first local Rapid 7H bus from Susukino at 9:10am (860 yen/77 min ride) and the returning bus at 1:54pm. If I had planned better I would’ve opted to do the day pass which includes a round trip on the Kappa liner bus and entry to the onsen for 2,200 yen. Otherwise entry is 1,000 yen. It’s Christmas day and I was one of the first people to arrive. It wasn’t that busy and I waited less than 10 minutes to be seated at the restaurant after I was done with the onsen. The tomato eggplant curry and naan were good. It would be nice to stay in Jozenkai for one night so you have time to walk around the town and take pictures. If you don’t have much time in Sapporo, you should skip coming just for the onsen as it takes half the day and the sun sets at 4pm as of late December.