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Sounkyo Onsen

A hot spring in a gorge of columnar joints and magma art.

The Sounkyo hot spring (Kamikawacho) is in the Daisetsuzan National Park and gushes into a large gorge which is surrounded by cliffs of columnar joints.

From Asahikawa Airport and JR Asahikawa station, It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes by car. From JR Kamikawa station, it takes about 25 minutes by car.
Daisetsuzan Sounkyo-Kurodake ropeway is located at the trailhead of Kurodake.

A number of hot spring hotels are clustered in the area between national highway Route 39 and the base station of the ropeway.