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[Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo] Ice Candles with Unreal Atmosphere

Jozankei Yukitoro

Jozankei Yukitoro (定山渓雪灯路) is a winter event held in Jozankei Onsen (定山渓温泉), Sapporo city, and has been held since 2011, and about 6,000 tourists come to see the event. Open period is 5 dys from late January to early February, and it opens from 18:00 to 21:00 everyday. A fire dance is shown by Kuon, a famous fire dance team, at 20 o'clock. The venue is the ground of the Jozankei Shinto Shrine (定山渓神社) established in 1905. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge, too. A free shuttle bus runs between the Jozankei Onsen and the Jozankei Shinto Shrine while the event is opening. It takes about 10 minutes between the Jozankei Onsen and the Jozankei Shinto Shrine on foot.

Jozankei Yukitoro
Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
Girl Looks at Ice Candle
Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
Fire Dance
Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo

Movie of Fire Dance

Look of Venue
Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
Couple Is Watched by Tourists
Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo

As for a parking lot, Jozankei Sports Park Free Parking Lot (定山渓スポーツ公園の無料駐車場) is provided in fron of Jozankei Manseikaku Hotel Millione (定山渓万世閣ホテルミリオーネ). But it is full immediately at the rush. By the way, Resort Liner (リゾートライナー) and Yuttari Liner (直通バス湯ったりライナー), a nonstop bus, run between New Chitose Airport and Jozankei Onsen, and Kappa Liner (かっぱライナー号), a nonstop bus, runs between the central part of Sapporo and Jozankei Onsen, so those would be very convenient.

    List of Direct Bus

    Refer to following companies for the direst buses service between Jozankei Onsen or Koganeyu Onsen and the Sapporo or the New Chitose Airport.

    Hokkaido Access Network(北海道アクセスネットワーク) From New Chitose Airport to Jozankei Onsen
    Jalan
    Hokkaido Access Network(北海道アクセスネットワーク) From Jozankei Onsen to New Chitose Airport
    Jalan
    Hokuto Kotsu(北斗交通) From New Chitose Airport to Jozankei Onsen
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Hokuto Kotsu(北斗交通) From Jozankei Onsen to New Chitose Airport
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Jotetsu Bus(じょうてつバス) From Sapporo to Jozankei Onsen
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Jotetsu Bus(じょうてつバス) From Jozankei Onsen to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten

    Jozankei Onsen

    Jozankei Onsen (定山渓温泉) is a famous hot-spring resort in Sapporo city suburbs, and one of the 3 major hot spring resorts in Hokkaido together with Noboribetsu Onsen (登別温泉) and Yunokawa Onsen (湯の川温泉). Jozankei is called a back room of Sapporo (札幌の奥座敷), and 2.4 million people per year visit the Jozankei Onsen that is near the center of Sapporo for about 60 minutes. Oversea visitors increased in hot spring boom recently, too. Read More

    Jozankei Onsen
    Jozankei Onsen

    SAPPORO

    Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Read More

    Sapporo
    札幌

    Look of Venue

    About 2,000 ice candles are set at 3,761 m2 ground of the Jozankei Shinto Shrine containing about 120 m length approach. The ice candles mixed with a mysterious atmosphere of the Shinto shrine creat an unreal atmosphere. A lot of visitors are couples and families, and they enjoy a romantic atmosphere. In addition, it has a photogenic atmosphere, so photographers look foward the best angle, too. Food stalls are not built, but a restroom is probably at the main building of the shrine.

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    Ice Candle from Top
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    About 2000 Ice Candles
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    Candle Bowl for Making A Wish
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    Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
    Jozankei Onsen Mascot Character "Kappon"
    Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
    Ice Candles
    Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
    Ice Candles on Stage
    Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
    Ice Candles
    Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo

    Atmosphere of Jozankei Yukitoro Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Jozankei Yukitoro

    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking is provided (30 cars)
    Business hour 18:00-21:00
    Regular closing day From mid February to end January
    Telephone number +81-11-598-2012
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 708 755 464*28

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Jozankei Onsen. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Jozankei View Hotel(定山渓ビューホテル)
      Jozankei Manseikaku Hotel Milione(定山渓万世閣 ホテルミリオーネ)
      Hotel Shika-no-Yu(ホテル鹿の湯)
      Hanamomiji(花もみじ)
      Jozankei Grand Hotel Zuien(定山渓グランドホテル瑞苑)
      Jozankei Hotel(定山渓ホテル)
      Booking
      Shogetu Grand Hotel(章月グランドホテル)
      Jozankei Daiichi Hotel Suizantei(定山渓第一寶亭留・翠山亭)
      Jozankei Onsen Hotel Sankeien(定山渓温泉 ホテル山渓苑)
      Jozankei Tsuruga Resort Spa MORI NO UTA(定山渓鶴雅リゾート スパ森の謌)
      Nukumori-no-Yado Furukawa(ぬくもりの宿ふる川)
      Booking
      Spa and Estetique Suichokan(翠蝶館)
      Suizantei Club Jozankei(翠山亭倶楽部定山渓)
      Yukyu-no-Yado Shiraito(悠久の宿白糸)
      Booking
      Onsen Ryokan Kinawaso(温泉旅館錦和荘)
      Yi Feng Xiao Zhu Hot Spring Inn(温泉旅館一峯小築)
      Jalan
      Okujozankei Onsen Kasho Gyoen(奥定山渓温泉 佳松御苑)
      Jalan
      Chalet Ivy Jozankei(シャレーアイビー定山渓)
      Kuriya Suizan(厨翠山)
      Hatagoya Jozankei Shoten(旅籠屋 定山渓商店)
      Booking
      Shikishima Jozankei Annex(敷島定山渓別邸)
      Booking.com

      A page of Sapporo is here

      Sapporo

      A page of Shikotsu-Toya National Park is here

      Shikotsu-Toya National Park

      By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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