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.
Boasting over a 100 years of history, Onneyu hot spring was opened in 1899. Among the areas of Saroma, Kitami, Onneyu and Abashiri, It is the leading spring resort. Its main quality is that it is a simple sulphur spring. Enjoy this famous hot spring which has been soothing our ancestors for centuries.
Before Lake Nukabira existed, this was a hot spring which had been soothing people since the beginning of the Taisho Period. This town is appropriately named Nukabira Gensenkyo (as it translates literally as town of holiday homes, rice bran and source) and every inn in this town has spring water coming directly from the hot spring source. Its lavish hospitality will always appeal to fans of hot springs.
Lake Shikaribetsu is located in the highest area in Hokkaido The hot spring wells up close to the lake. That is Lake Shikaribetsu hot spring, there are two hotels where you can enjoy its hot spring water. There is a short period in the winter season which can be enjoyed. When through the ice of the frozen Shikaribetsu lake, the hot spring bath appears.