Biei Shirogane, a hot spring area located at the foot of the Tokachi Mountains, lets you enjoy the gorgeous natural scenery from the comfort of steamy pools of water. The onsen (hot spring) town is famous for its gensen kakenagashi, springs that flow directly from the source and into the onsen. The town is surrounded on all sides by famous tourist spots, like the Blue Pond, Shirahige Falls, and the Biei hillside area. Not to mention Furano is close by too! With trekking and hiking in summer, autumn colors in fall, and the illuminations at Shirahige Falls and Blue Pond in winter, there’s fun waiting for you no matter the season. Plus, there are some great hotels and ryokan (traditional inns) you can stay in.