Asahidake Hot Springs: A High Altitude Onsen – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Located at the foot of Mount Asahidake, the highest peak in Hokkaido, this mountainous hot springs town has much to offer. There are lodges, hotels, and ryokan (traditional inns) hidden away in this primeval forest located at 1,100 meters above sea level. Why not use this area as a base for hiking Mount Asahidake itself, where beautiful alpine flowers and tundra can be viewed even from stations on the Asahidake Ropeway? Asahidake Onsen has a rustic vibe and is a popular spot for trekkers in the Summer, while it is also famous for having some of the first Fall foliage in the entire country. But, even in winter, you can enjoy the open-air baths amidst a gorgeous snowy landscape. And the ski season lasts all the way into May!