The park was awarded the “Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award” at the Green Design Awards in 2005.
Jozan Gensen Park was opened to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Miizumi Jozan, the founder of Jozankei Hot Springs. In the park, there is a statue of the founder along with foot spas and places where you can boil eggs in the water of the Jozankei hot springs (Onsen Tamago Hot Springs).
Jozankei Onsen was named after Miizumi Jozan who shaped the foundation of Jozankei Onsen by devoting his life to opening a hot spring resort in this area. About 150 years ago, Japan was experiencing upheavals of the Meiji Restoration.
Jozan discovered a hot spring in upper Toyohira River surrounded by rocky valleys and thick forests where there was not a road. He moved into this area to help sick or hurt people, and made strenuous efforts to open hot spring spas. His enthusiasm moved other people to make roads and the hot spring became widely known.
Ontama no Yu
There are free handbath and footbaths in the hot spring area. Why don’t you try them while enjoying walking around?
You can also enjoy boiling eggs in the hot springs.
- Jozankei Onsen higashi 3-chome Minami-ku Sapporo
- 7:00 〜21:00
- sightseeing, photo spot, activity, hisitory
- stroll, free
- park, Handbath/footbath