Beginner's CourseResort Ride
Cruise through the popular Niseko area!Blessed with natural beauty, this area is known as a skiing mecca, but in recent years they've added more summer activities to make this a great year-round resort. It's also rich in local flavors and onsen!
This course has been repeatedly chosen as a stage for Japan's famed "Tour de Hokkaido" race. It follows a circuit around high Mt. Yotei, called "Yezo Fuji," and is perfect for families and groups of friends. Also, nearby you can find Kamuy Wakka and Fukidashi park, as well as delicious spring water sources and day-trip onsen facilities. The rural landscape spreading out around the foot of the striking Mt. Yotei offers a full taste of the true Hokkaido.
- ■Arrive at JR Kutchan Station
- ■Day Trip
- Riding Distance
- Approx. 55km
- Required Time
- Approx. 3 hours 30 minutes
- Start - Goal
- JR Kutchan Station (Kutchan-cho)
- Number of Bicycle Racks
- 5 Locations
- Start.Kutchan Station
- Kutchan Sun Sports Land
- Michi-no-Eki Niseko View Plaza
- The Spring Water of Yotei
- Spring Water Fukidashi Park
- Goal.Kutchan Station
Sightseeing SpotsTourist Favorites!Must-See Spots
A Tour of Niseko Onsens - the famous and the little-known
The foothills of Niseko are dotted with onsen offering a variety of water types. Most onsen facilities offer day-trip plans, and the "Niseko Spring Tour Pass," offering access to every facility, is available at Michi-no-Eki, and elsewhere.
- 1Niseko Annupuri Onsen
The richness of the natural spring waters will reach your very core. Watch the natural hot spring water flowing like a waterfall into the large natural stone outdoor bath.
- 2Niseko Goshiki Onsen
This onsen area is in a valley 750m above sea level. The draw here is the 100% natural, sulfur-rich water that can be 1 of 5 different colors, depending on the day. This onsen is famed for the view of the mountain range and alpine vegetation from their outdoor bath.。
- 3Niseko Kombu Onsen
This onsen area is fun all year round, with golf, tennis, hiking and rafting in summer, and skiing and snowboarding in winter. You can feel all four seasons from the outdoor bath.
Niseko is full of outdoor activities, no matter the season. There are any number of ways to enjoy the area, like gazing at Mt. Yotei while rafting down the Shiribetsu River, riding the hilly landscape on a mountain bike, or taking in the scenery from a hot air balloon. Reservations up to the day before required.
- Rafting on the Shiribetsu River, flowing through the center of the Niseko area, is popular. Any outdoor office will have experienced guides, so even beginners and families can relax and enjoy the ride. In April-May, when snow melt fills the river, the current grows wild and the ride becomes that much more thrilling! Getting drenched by the spray is all part of the fun!
- 2Treetop Trekking
- This is a thrilling activity, traversing bridges suspended between the trees and flying through the air on zip lines to clear perilous obstacles. Trekkers wear a special safety belt so you can enjoy the heights in safety.
Let's Eat!Must Eat Treats! Famous Foods
When visiting Niseko and Toya, it's a must to try farm fresh soft-serve. You can get it at places like Michi-no-Ekis or Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm Milk Kobo.
Mt. Yotei Springwater and Onsen Tour ride
This course centers on a circuit around Mt. Yotei. The area is popular with travelers from in and out of Japan, with lots of facilities, like springs, nearby. The distance is just right family or group day trips, and takes in some gorgeous scenery as well.
A long ride on the hills of Furano and Biei
This course is filled with colorful flower gardens and rich variation, and offers a delightful 3-day, 2-night cycling tour. There are a lot of hot springs and dining spots in the area, and you can enjoy the sightseeing ride at your own pace.
A long ride at the top of Japan.
Cycling along the coast with its beautiful sunsets, headed for the top of Japan. This trip never gets boring, as the sightseeing spots and delicious dining never end. On this 3-day, 2-night course, you can take your time and really savor the trip.