Asahidake Onsen

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View from a hiking path in Asahidake Onsen, summer time.

Asahidake Onsen (旭岳温泉?) is a small village in the Taisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan.

The village consists of a few hotels and a youth hostel. It a popular base for hikers in the national park, and for tourists using Asahidake Ropeway to climb Asahidake, Hokkaidō's highest peak. There is also a hot springs resort, with approximately twelve buildings. The nearby ropeway costs 1800 or 2800 yen, depending on the time of year.

Hiking opportunities in the area range from 30- to 60-minute walks all the way up to one- or two-day tours of the area's mountains. The area is volcanic, and evidence of such activity is plentiful. There are also opportunities for skiing in the area during the winter.

There are buses that run to and from the village year-round.

External links[edit]

  • Japan Guide A couple of nice pictures and some more detailed tourist information

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