Sounkyo is a unique onsen resort nestled in the heart of the Daisetsu San National Park. The scenery in the area is rugged, spectacular and unlike anywhere else in Hokkaido. The area is renowned for this scenery, hot springs, autumn color viewing, ice climbing, mountaineering and skiing. It is located just 45 minutes drive east of Asahikawa.
At a Glance
There are three main transportation options.
Driving from Sapporo or Asahikawa
Train to Kamikawa station and bus to Sounkyo
Bus from Sapporo or Asahikawa
Closest Train Station
A great range of hotels and 1 Youth Hostel
If you're not staying at a hotel food options are limited to two ramen/ curry shops, the convenience store or hotel restaurants
Choyotei Onsen Hotel has a cozy Izakaya style restaurant and a great onsen and is just up the road from the ropeway.