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Mt. Yotei Springwater and Onsen Tour ride

Cruise through the popular Niseko area!Blessed with natural beauty, this area is known as a skiing mecca, but in recent years they've added more summer activities to make this a great year-round resort. It's also rich in local flavors and onsen!



This course has been repeatedly chosen as a stage for Japan's famed "Tour de Hokkaido" race. It follows a circuit around high Mt. Yotei, called "Yezo Fuji," and is perfect for families and groups of friends. Also, nearby you can find Kamuy Wakka and Fukidashi park, as well as delicious spring water sources and day-trip onsen facilities. The rural landscape spreading out around the foot of the striking Mt. Yotei offers a full taste of the true Hokkaido.


  • ■Arrive at JR Kutchan Station
  • ■Day Trip
Riding Distance
Approx. 55km
Required Time
Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes
Start - Goal
JR Kutchan Station (Kutchan-cho)
Number of Bicycle Racks
5 Locations
  • Start.Kutchan Station
  • Kutchan Sun Sports Land
  • Michi-no-Eki Niseko View Plaza
  • The Spring Water of Yotei
  • Spring Water Fukidashi Park
  • Goal.Kutchan Station

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A Tour of Niseko Onsens - the famous and the little-known

A Tour of Niseko Onsens - the famous and the little-known

The foothills of Niseko are dotted with onsen offering a variety of water types. Most onsen facilities offer day-trip plans, and the "Niseko Spring Tour Pass," offering access to every facility, is available at Michi-no-Eki, and elsewhere.

A Tour of Niseko Onsens - the famous and the little-known
  1. 1Niseko Annupuri Onsen

    The richness of the natural spring waters will reach your very core. Watch the natural hot spring water flowing like a waterfall into the large natural stone outdoor bath.

    Niseko Annupuri Onsen
    Excellent hot springs flowing direct from the source.
  2. 2Niseko Goshiki Onsen

    This onsen area is in a valley 750m above sea level. The draw here is the 100% natural, sulfur-rich water that can be 1 of 5 different colors, depending on the day. This onsen is famed for the view of the mountain range and alpine vegetation from their outdoor bath.。

    Niseko Goshiki Onsen
    The view from the outdoor bath.
  3. 3Niseko Kombu Onsen

    This onsen area is fun all year round, with golf, tennis, hiking and rafting in summer, and skiing and snowboarding in winter. You can feel all four seasons from the outdoor bath.

Let's go after the cycling!

Outdoor Experience

Niseko is full of outdoor activities, no matter the season. There are any number of ways to enjoy the area, like gazing at Mt. Yotei while rafting down the Shiribetsu River, riding the hilly landscape on a mountain bike, or taking in the scenery from a hot air balloon. Reservations up to the day before required.

  1. 1Rafting
    Rafting on the Shiribetsu River, flowing through the center of the Niseko area, is popular. Any outdoor office will have experienced guides, so even beginners and families can relax and enjoy the ride. In April-May, when snow melt fills the river, the current grows wild and the ride becomes that much more thrilling! Getting drenched by the spray is all part of the fun!
  2. 2Treetop Trekking
    This is a thrilling activity, traversing bridges suspended between the trees and flying through the air on zip lines to clear perilous obstacles. Trekkers wear a special safety belt so you can enjoy the heights in safety.

Let's Eat!Must Eat Treats! Famous Foods

Farm Sweets

When visiting Niseko and Toya, it's a must to try farm fresh soft-serve. You can get it at places like Michi-no-Ekis or Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm Milk Kobo.

Farm Sweets

Farm Sweets