One of the mountains of the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group in Hokkaido. The mountain is known as the first location in Japan where autumn foliage starts appearing. 1,984 meters tall, it's even taller than the Japan Alps. Gentle ridges slope away from the mountain's top and the area above 1,800 meters is a vast habitat for alpine plants. A large ropeway line connects Sounkyo Onsen to the mountain's fifth station 1,300 meters above sea level. From there, there's a pair lift that will take you to the seventh station 1,520 meters up, making it easy to enjoy the alpine scenery.
Hokkaido Kamikawagunkamikawachou Sounkyou [map]
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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Hokkaido Main Areas
Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.