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[Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo] Ice Candles with Unreal Atmosphere

February 7th, 2017

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 the Jozankei 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. Article is here

Yukyuno-Yado Shiraito
Yukyuno-Yado Shiraito

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. Article is here

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.

Approach to Jozankei Shinto Shrine
Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
Ice Candles
Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
Ice Candle from Top
Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
About 2000 Ice Candles
Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
Heart Shaped Ice Candles
Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
Candle Bowl for Making A Wish
Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo
Shinto Shrine Is Good, Too
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 around 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
Booking.com

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

A page of Shikotsu-Toya National Park is here

Shikotsu-Toya National Park

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