Daisetsuzan is a place where you can have your fill of skiing or snowshoeing in powder snow during Winter, admire the earliest red leaves in Japan during Autumn, or enjoy high elevation flower fields spreading under the skies in Spring and Summer. No matter when you’re visiting Daisetsuzan, it is a place where you can come in contact with the beauty of natural environment. Here are 5 hotels which are located near the Daisetsuzan.

If You Ride The Cable Car, The Hotel Deervalley Is Only A 3-minute Walk Away! 

Right in front of the Asahidake visitor centre, the hotel is one of the best places to stay to have a great access to the Daisetsuzan. At the foot of Daisetsuzan, you can try popular buffet of handmade Japanese-European food which are centered on vegetable locally sourced in Higashikawa. The rice served is of course, the local Higashikawa rice. You can drink the famous water Daisetsu-Asahidake sourced water as much as you want.

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  • Name: Asahidake Onsen Hotel Bear Monte (旭岳温泉 ホテルベアモンテ)
  • Address: Asahidake Onsen, Higashikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 071-1472, Hokkaido
  • Access: From JR Asahikawa station (Hakodate main line) take the Asahikawa Bus Track 66 ride to Asahidake Onsen,  about 90 minutes. From the Asahidake ropeway, it is three minute walk away.

Hotel La Vista Daisetsuzan, A Mountain Villa Hotel Surrounded By Daisetsuzan

In a classical building reminiscent of Europe's mountain resort, you can enjoy the majestic view of Asahidake, the main peak of Daisetsuzan. There are 4 types of bathtubs available in the large public bath "Momuni no Yu". The source of the spring is from the deep virgin forest of the southwestern Asahidake, and the water is used to fill the baths such as in a cypress bath filled with a refreshing scent and open-air lie-down bath. Three baths can be used privately with reservation.

Spot Information

  • Name: Hotel La Vista Daisetsuzan (ラビスタ大雪山)
  • Address: Asahidake Onsen, Higashikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 071-1472, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Access:  About 60 minutes drive from Asahikawa Takasu Highway of Tōho Expressway. Pickup from JR Asahikawa station also available.

After Playing in the Snow You Can Warm Up in Front of the Fireplace

An the lounge, there is a stone fireplace where you can spend a relaxing time which you will not usually experience in everyday life. After having a meal and enjoying a dip in the hot spring, you can rest your body slowly while chatting with friends or fellow travellers around the crackling fireplace. In the cafe, guests staying in the ryokan can relax while drinking free coffee, tea or spring water.

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  • Name: Yukomansou (湧駒荘)
  • Address: Asahidake Onsen Yukomanbetsu, Higashikawa, Kamikawa District, 071-1472, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Access: From JR Asahikawa station (Hakodate main line) take the Asahikawa Bus Track 66 ride to Asahidake Onsen, about 90 minute bus ride.

A New Hotel With a Holiday Villa Feel and Shared Spaces, Hotel Deer Valley

There are many rooms where you can see a full view of Asahidake while staying at the hotel, and some have a view of skies filled with stars. There is a "Lobby" softly lit by the fireplace and a "Mountain View Lounge" where you can see the lines of the mountain ridge of Asahidake. Plus, a "Play hall" where you can appreciate books and DVDs slowly, and a "Healing Space" where you can indulge in meditation with your favorite CD. Because comfort is the theme of the hotel, there are many places where you can relax.

Spot Information

  • Name: Hotel Deer Valley (旭岳温泉 ホテルディアバレー)
  • Address: Asahidake Onsen, Higashikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 071-1472, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Access: From JR Asahikawa station (Hakodate main line) take the Asahikawa Bus Track 66 ride to Asahidake Onsen, it is about 90 minutes.

Hotel Kumoi in the Hot Spring town

Discovered around 1954-60, Asahidake Onsen is located northeast side of the mountain, in a steep valley. The hot spring quality is simple sulfur spring, which is effective for the aiding in the treatment of rheumatism, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. Tenninkyo Onsen is about 40 kilometers southeast of Asahikawa, which is located in the scenic spot of Tenninkyo and still leaves you an impression that it is an unexplored hot spring area. The hot spring is rich in sodium sulphate, salt and has a yellow tinge. It is effective for nerve pain and treatment of wounds.

Spot Information

  • Name: Hotel Kumoi (ホテル クモイ)
  • Address: Sounkyo, Kamikawa, Kamikawa District, Hokkaido 078-1701, Japan.
  • Access: From Kamikawa station, take the Dohoku Bus bound for "Sounkyo" to the last terminal Sounkyo, about 3 minutes on foot