The Hokkaido University Botanical Gardens were established in 1886 as a part of the Old Sapporo Agricultural College. They were opened by Dr. Miyabe Kingo, a graduate of Sapporo Agricultural College (now Hokkaido University). The gardens cover 13.3 hectares and are the second oldest botanical gardens in Japan! The collection Read More ....
|Standard rate |
|Onsen only: Adults ￥650. Children ￥300
Overnight stay (including dinner): ￥7170 - ￥14,190
Short day pass (including meal): ￥3650 - ￥5300
|Opening Hours||For day visit 9: 00 - 22: 00 (last reception) 23: 00 (closed)|
|Rooms||10 Japanese style rooms|
|Credit cards accepted||VISA, MASTER, NICOS, JCB, UC, Diners, SAISON|
Electric car charging location
|Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Koganei 24
45 minute drive from Sapporo
50 minutes from JR Sapporo station bound for Jozankei Onsen
50 minutes by bus from Sapporo station to Toyohira Gorge hot spring.
30 minutes by bus from Makomanai Subway Station to Jozankei Onsen
Get off at Kogane hot springs bus stop and walk 5 minutes on foot
Matsunoya Ryokan is a pleasant onsen located on Toyohira river up in the mountains near Jozankei. This onsen gets its water from the base of Mt. Koranuma and contains rich minerals to sooth the body. For those dropping in for an hour or two, the onsen has a (gender separated) indoor and outdoor bath that overlooks Toyohira river and is a great place to relax. The restaurant here serves up delicious meals using Hokkaido ingredients, including wild vegetables that have a fresh seasonal taste. There is also a souvenir shop, a game corner, and vending machines for snacks and drinks.
For those wishing to stay for a night or longer there are 10 Japanese style rooms. All the rooms are air-conditioned, and dinner and breakfast is included and is served in the guestrooms. With meals, depending on the price, the bigger the course. Robes (Japanese Cotton Kimono) are supplied as well as a toothbrush set, body towel, bath towel, and a refrigerator. Wifi and LAN cables are provided in each room. The capacity for the hotel is 40 people, so reservations are recommended. There is a small cancellation fee.
To drive to the Onsen, there is free parking for up to 70 cars. It will take 45 minutes from central Sapporo, buses are available. There is a lot to see around this area, as it is only a 10 minute drive from Jozankei. Across from Matsunoyu Ryokan Onsen is the Sapporo Ainu Culture Promotion Center. The area is a nice spot to walk around, especially during the autumn.