Hoheikyo Onsen

Hoheikyo Onsen, Sapporo: Hours, Address, Hoheikyo Onsen Reviews: 4.5/5

Hoheikyo Onsen
4.5
Onsen Resorts • Thermal Spas
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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Simon S
Estepona, Spain8 contributions
Great experience
Jan 2020 • Family
A great relaxing and at same time exhilarating experience. Naked outside deep nature in a natural hot spring with snow all around and an air temperature of -4°C followed by indian food. Loved it.
Written January 5, 2020
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Chee Eng L
United Kingdom9 contributions
Great Hoheikyo Onsen
Dec 2019
Went on a weekday afternoon. Not crowded at all...about 10 or so people in the men's baths.
Remember to bring small towels to clean yourself; if not, these can be purchased at the counter before entering onsen. We also brought large towels to dry ourselves. Lockers are provided - 100 yen deposit is returned upon unlocking the lockers.

Hoheikyo has both an indoor and outdoor onsen. We dipped in the indoor one first, then went to the outdoor onsen. It was a surreal experience with the snow around us in early December. Outdoor onsen was kept hotter (about 40-42 deg) compared to the indoor onsen (about 38 deg).

The package (less than 3000 yen) can be purchased at tourist info counters at main Sapporo station and Sapporo TV tower. Very worth it - package included return bus transfer and entrance fee into any onsen of your choice in the Jozankei oinsen area.
Overall great experience at Hoheikyo onsen in the wintery snow scenery!
Written December 28, 2019
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Daryl
3 contributions
Prepare to experience Zen
Dec 2019 • Couples
Snow falling amongst the trees. The warm embrace of water. Steam and mist slowly dancing. Experience tranquility.
Written December 4, 2019
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magicbuffalo
San Diego, CA9 contributions
Hoheikyo Onsen
Nov 2019
This was our first trip to Sapporo and read about getting the one day bus pass to an onsen. Since we have been to one in Beppu, we knew to take our shoes off right away. We brought towels to dry off with, but forgot to bring small wash clothes and purchased them on site. The outside pools had nice views, but wasn’t anything spectacular. We also read about the Indian food served here. We were quite disappointed. The chicken in the red sauce tasted like tomato sauce and the regular chicken curry had very little flavor. The bus ride to and from the onsen were great and highly recommend the public transportation.
Written November 5, 2019
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pauladhaines
Bath, UK34 contributions
Hohei Onsen Baths
Sep 2019 • Family
We visited at 12.00 and immediately had to take off shoes before we could find out what was what! Inside this traditional Japanese Onsen is of course an Indian restaurant. We weren’t sure whether to go in as we were told there was no swimming suits allowed. Being a lady of a certain age and not keen on the idea of being uncovered we decided to lunch first. What a lovely treat. The Curries are tasty and the nann bread was second to none. We read a few reviews and discovered men and women bathe separately so therefore decided to go ahead. The only thing being if you are a mixed party then u could find yourself on your own some. After washing by the indoor pools (hair and all soap off) I then acclimatized inside in-the cooler pools and made my way outside. The stones and nice and smooth with resting areas. It was lovely with the rain coming down and the Japanese garden and array of different trees just turning into autumn golds and reds. It was peaceful and reasonable value for Y1000. However if you have experienced the modern array of activities at an Austrian or German spa you may find it all very basic.
Written September 19, 2019
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j1mmyz
2 contributions
Not the Japanese culture you would expect
Aug 2019
After making calls to the Onsen to enquire about tattoos we made clear that they were allowed as long as we were well mannered, unfortunately we weren't told that this didnt apply to Japanese residents and staff.
My girlfriend wore a bikini and was nearly set upon by a group of Japanese "ladies" who then reported her to staff who then informed her whilst pointing at the door, "Japanese...Leave" in a very hostile manner! She was intimidating and very aggressive as were the women in the Onsen. There is no signage in the changing rooms as to dress code, which by the way is nothing!! non of this was made clear on arrival although prices of towels and entrance was made very clear!!
The scenery and heat of the pools are exceptional and if they got better mannered staff then the place would certainly be worth a visit which is the only reason I am not marking it as terrible!!!!!
outstanding scenery spoilt by rude aggressive people!!!!
Written August 11, 2019
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Suping Wen
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Ms
Apr 2019 • Friends
I found that buying a Jotetsu bus all day unlimited ticket to travel Jozankei hot spring town is a economic and convenient way to enjoy the hot springs and the scenery in this beautiful mountain town. The cost of the ticket is ¥2000 which including free access one of the onsen in the town. We used the ticket to access Hoheikyo Onsen which located at the last bus stop. The onsen has great snowy mountain view. It was such a relaxation and peaceful place to enjoy! We also used the ticket to shop in the downtown when returning to Sapporo station. It was such a great experience to enjoy Japanese onsen culture in Sapporo!
Written May 21, 2019
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Rham
5 contributions
April visit
Apr 2019
Great day trip from Sapporo! Takes about 60 mins each way with great scenery. We bought the combination return bus ticket with access to an onsen for 2000 Yen which is certainly much cheaper than purchasing individual tickets! The onsen itself is one of the best I have visited in Japan!
Written April 13, 2019
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randomunused
London, UK167 contributions
Best onsen so far
Jan 2019 • Solo
After having spent almost 2 months travelling through japan I can say this is the best onsen I’ve been to.

I don’t know if it’s the location, the style of the onsen (cut from rock), the ease of getting there, or the ambience but it was incredible. It’s rural enough that it’s not crowded (there were only about 10 other people in the bath at the same time as I was) but not so out of the way that public transport is difficult/expensive to get to it.

I used the package deal available from Sapporo bus terminal which included the coach ticket and entrance to any one onsen on the bus route (hoheikyo is the last stop, but jozankei was also on the route) - I think it was ¥2000. I was at the station quite early which is good because it can get booked up pretty quickly (I think you can prebook bus seats). The bus was under 1hr.

The onsen itself was great. You can rent/buy towels.

It was so rustic but not dated. It was lovely. The bath is on the mountainside so you’re in the forest surrounded by trees and falling snow (in winter). It’s just lovely. The water was a hot temperature so that was really nice.

I tried the Indian food out which was good (but as a Londoner it just can’t compare to Indian cuisine in London, however it was still tasty!)

I would absolutely go back here.

Note: tattoos are allowed here
Written February 22, 2019
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Emmyj74
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions
Soothing
Feb 2019 • Friends
Beautiful onsen, wonderful day trip from Sapporo-Shi. Must try! Bus from Sapporo bus terminal can be crowded. Did not try the food at the restaurant but have only heard good things! The experience of sitting on the hot water while it snowed was something to experience 😁!
Written February 9, 2019
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