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Silvery white virgin forest, natural art created by snow

Winter

The extreme cold creates
natural beauty before your eyes.

In winter, the valley is overwhelmed by the beautiful ink painting-like scenery created by the snow on the trees. The charm of this area is that visitors can enjoy activities and events with nature that can only be experienced during this time of year, when the area is enveloped in a world of white and silver. The open-air baths soaking in the snowy landscape are also a luxury that can only be enjoyed in winter. Enjoy the natural beauty created by the extreme cold and appreciate the beauty of the snow country.

One of the best powder spots in Hokkaido

Sapporo Kokusai Ski Area

Enjoy superb powder snow
"Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort

Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort, a 30-minute drive from Jozankei Onsen, features some of the finest powder snow and vast slopes in Hokkaido. With seven courses for beginners to advanced skiers and a snow park for sledding and tubing, this is a ski resort where families can enjoy skiing with peace of mind. The view from the top of the mountain, which is 1100 meters above sea level, is another attraction. There is also a full rental service, so you can enjoy skiing empty-handed. Be sure to try the famous curry ramen.

Time spent around a bonfire in silence

Hakkenzan Area

Taste plenty of winter attractions
Snow Camping

The Hakkenzan Winery Campfire Campground, which opened in the fall of 2021 on the grounds of the Hakkenzan Winery, is an all-season campground that can be enjoyed in winter, which is rare in Hokkaido. The camp site, with its spectacular view up Mt. Hakken and vineyards, is fully equipped with a variety of facilities, making it easy for families and solo campers to enjoy. There is also a restaurant adjacent to the winery and a marché selling the winery's own wines, so you can enjoy camping with locally grown food.

The best part of snowshoeing is going on the roadless trail.

Jozankei Onsen Area

Be mesmerized by the beautiful snow viewing at
Experience snowshoeing in Futami Park

Using snowshoes, which even first-timers can easily enjoy, visitors can explore Futami Park, which was off-limits during the winter. The fantastic view of snow-covered trees covering the Toyohira River is mysterious and beautiful. Walking on the soft fresh snow, you may encounter unexpected animals. You can enjoy the Jozankei forest from a different angle.
(*Please contact Jozankei Tourist Association for winter snowshoeing experience.)

Art created by the extreme cold, a fantasy world in the middle of winter

Jozankei Onsen Area

A warm light in people's hearts
"Yukitouro (Snow Lantern Road)

Yukitouro" is held at Jozankei Shrine from the end of January to the beginning of February, when the snow is deepest. The warm light of snow candles, which can be created only in extremely cold weather, is an illumination co-created with nature. The dignified atmosphere of winter leads you into a fantastic and mysterious world. The countless snow candles will overwhelm you, and every corner of the venue will be a photo spot where you can't miss a single moment.

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