Travel 5 Days in Noboribetsu: Best Vacation Spots in Noboribetsu

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Day 1 | Morning

Noboribetsu Bear Park

Opening Hours: Open from 9:30am-4:30pm

Ticket Price: 2650 JPY

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 Hours

Location: 224 Noboribetsu Onsen-cho, Noboribetsu-shi, Hokkaido

There is a bear ranch near Noboribetsu Hot Spring Street. Visitors can observe brown bears from a close distance through "Little Bear Kindergarten", "Scholars Bear Show" and "People Fence" surrounded by many brown bears. ecological knowledge. Hokkaido's slogan "Beware of Bears" originated from Noboribetsu Bear Ranch. The ranch is divided into several viewing and interactive areas, as well as the Brown Bear Museum and the "Hometown of Yukara" (Yukara is a narrative poem circulated among the Ainu people) about the Ainu way of life. Entering the bear ranch, you can buy bear feed at the self-service vending machine and feed the bears. The naive brown bear will put on various cute poses in order to attract the food in your hand, which is very cute. In addition, there are activities such as brown bear shows.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: very good

Day 1 | Afternoon

Noboribetsu Date Jidai Mura nearby is the top choice before you leave Noboribetsu Bear Park and hit the road.

Noboribetsu Date Jidai Mura

Opening Hours: Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Ticket Price: 2900 JPY

Recommended Length of Stay: 3-4 Hours

Location: 53-1 Nakanoboribetsucho, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido

Noboribetsu Date Period Village is a theme park that reproduces the style of the Edo period. Here you can travel back hundreds of years, wander the streets of antique buildings, and watch the world of flowers with ninjas and oirans at that time. The ubiquitous Edo style When you walk into Times Village, you will see many wooden buildings such as civilian residential areas full of Edo flavor and luxurious and magnificent samurai residences, all of which are imitated after researching the times. There are also ninja houses, various amusement facilities and many wonderful and interesting performances, and the "ancient people" in Edo costumes are walking on the street. Tourists can also take photos with them, and they can also experience Japanese tea ceremony and food in the Edo period. and many more. Exciting Ninja Show Times There is a ninja show in the village with the ninja fortress as the stage. Visitors can watch the diving performance from the 10-meter-high fortress and the big roof, the sky slide using ropes, and the explosion using fireworks. The wonderful acting skills that only ninjas can do is exciting. Another protagonist of the charming Oiran era village is the Oiran. They are high-class geisha, not only beautiful, but also waka, Noh, Go, chess, tea ceremony, Huado (flower arrangement art), incense, painting, calligraphy, She was a woman longed for by wealthy businessmen in the Edo period. Today, you can enjoy the gorgeous oiran parade and watch the wonderful cultural theater performances here.

Day 1 | Evening

Don’t forget to book Ryotei Hanayura Ryokan in advance, because all the tourists head to Noboribetsu Date Jidai Mura love staying at it.

Ryotei Hanayura Ryokan

Hotel Hanayura is a popular choice amongst travelers in Noboribetsu, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Car park, restaurant, elevator, shops are on the list of things guests can enjoy. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Take a break from a long day and make use of spa, massage, garden. Friendly staff, great facilities and close proximity to all that Noboribetsu has to offer are three great reasons you should stay at Hotel Hanayura.

Day 2 | Morning

Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe

Opening Hours: Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Ticket Price: 2500 JPY

Recommended Length of Stay: 3-5 Hours

Location: Hokkaido Noboribetsu Noboribetsu-cho 1-chome 22

Noboribetsu Marine Park Nix is a marine park with a Nordic castle style. It not only has an aquarium that mainly displays northern marine life, but also wonderful animal performances and recreational facilities such as Ferris wheel and merry-go-round. The entire marine park is mainly divided into aquarium "Knicks City", dolphin show, sea lion show, penguin pavilion, land museum, Knicks amusement park and other parts. The Napoleon fish is mainly on display in the 8-meter-high tank-crystal tower. Walking in the underwater tunnel, you can see all kinds of fish of different sizes passing around. In addition, you can enjoy the lovely penguin parade and performances of dolphins and sea lions, and touch sharks, starfish and other animals with your own hands.

Day 2 | Afternoon

When time permits after visiting Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, don’t forget pay a visit to Daiichi Takimotokan.

Daiichi Takimotokan

Ticket Price: 1700 JPY

Location: 55 Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido

A hot spring hotel where you can enjoy 7 types of spring at one time. There are 15 hot spring pools, saunas and steam pools in the hall. It is a rare large-scale hot spring hotel where you can enjoy hot springs on a daily basis.

Day 2 | Evening

Looking for a bed nearby after finishing your journey at Daiichi Takimotokan? Noboribetsu Grand Hotel is one of your top choices.

Noboribetsu Grand Hotel

Set in a prime location of Noboribetsu, Noboribetsu Grand Hotel puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Facilities like Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, restaurant, laundry service, coffee shop are readily available for you to enjoy. Some of the well-appointed guestrooms feature television LCD/plasma screen, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, wake-up service. Enjoy the hotel's recreational facilities, including sauna, hot spring bath, before retiring to your room for a well-deserved rest. Friendly staff, great facilities and close proximity to all that Noboribetsu has to offer are three great reasons you should stay at Noboribetsu Grand Hotel.

Day 3 | Morning

Sagiriyu

Ticket Price: 420 JPY

Location: 60 Noboribetsuonsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido

There are two types of hot springs. There is no open-air bath, but there are Jacuzzi and steam baths. A very nice day return hot spring.

Day 3 | Afternoon

When time permits after visiting Sagiriyu, don’t forget pay a visit to Jigokudani (Hell Valley).

Jigokudani (Hell Valley)

Opening Hours: Open from 8:00am-6:00pm

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 Hours

Location: Noboribetsuonsencho, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido 059-0551

Hell Valley is the main source of Noboribetsu's hot spring waters and also an iconic hot spring in Hokkaido. The so-called "Hell Valley" is, in fact, a remnant of a crater, pervaded all year long by volcanic gas spewing from the surface of the gray and yellow rocks. The surrounding air is filled with a strong smell of sulfur, and the place is thought to resemble a scene of hell. The main attraction is the eerie volcanic valley, the center of which can be accessed by a walkway specially built for tourists.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: Dengbu Hell Valley is a very good attraction. After the round of Hell Valley, there is a small shop to buy a souvenir. Then there are many restaurants on the way. You can eat and shop until you return to the hotel. It is an attraction that can be spent for most of the day. Worth going.

Trip.com User: This place is beautiful and suitable for taking pictures! Hot Spring Street is delicious and good to go. Very recommended

Day 3 | Evening

For convenient access to more popular attractions, Park Hotel Miyabitei is the best places.

Park Hotel Miyabitei

Enjoy a variety of hot spring baths, such as the Jigoku "hell" bath which is fed directly from the valley below called Jigokudani "hell valley". Guests can explore this onsen town with all it has to offer, including natural hot spring foot baths.

Day 4 | Morning

Noboribetsu Hot Spring

Opening Hours: Open all day

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 0.5-1 Days

Location: Noboribetsu City Hokkaido Noboribetsu Onsen Town

Noboribetsu Hot Spring Town is a representative hot spring area in Hokkaido. This small town surrounded by mountains has large and small hot spring hotels, inns and various restaurants along the streets, while Jigokudani, Oyunuma, Noboribetsu Bear Ranch and other sightseeing tours. Points are also around the town. There are many types of Noboribetsu Onsen, and there are 11 types of hot spring water. If it is snowing in winter, soaking in an open-air hot spring is extra romantic and comfortable. Walking around the town, you can see many sculptures about ghosts, and there are various sacrifices in different seasons.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: It's an amazing place the hot spring is great perfect for relaxation !

Trip.com User: Hell valley smells of sulfur and hot smoke.

Day 4 | Afternoon

After finishing the tour at Noboribetsu Hot Spring, you can head to Oyunuma Pond, the most worth visiting place around the corner.

Oyunuma Pond

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 30-30 Minutes

Location: Noboribetsu, Noboribetsu Onsen, Noboribetsu City

Oyunuma is the remains of a volcanic crater formed by the eruption of Mount Hiwa. The bottom of the pond spews a sulphurous spring of about 130 degrees, which is the source of hot spring water for major hot spring hotels in Noboribetsu. There is an observation deck here, you can see the steaming lake in front of you, you can also walk to the lake to feel it up close. Walking around the lake and marsh, in addition to smelling the smell of sulfur, you can also see the source of hot springs that are smoking and foaming at any time, especially the yellow spherical sulfur floating on the lake is particularly conspicuous. There is also a natural foot bath next to Oyunuma. You can soak your feet for free and relax, but in winter, it is usually covered with snow and ice, and the road is not easy to walk.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: Very spectacular nature scenery!

Day 4 | Evening

Looking for a bed nearby after finishing your journey at Oyunuma Pond? Dai-ichi Takimotokan is one of your top choices.

Dai-ichi Takimotokan

Boasting various hot spring baths, hot tubs and an indoor swimming pool, Daiichi Takimotokan is historic accommodation with Japanese-style guest rooms. Entertainment facilities like karaoke rooms and game centres are on site. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public area.

With a relaxing ambience, each room is fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding. Facilities like flat-screen TV and fridge are provided. Guests can unwind in a yukata robe with a cup of tea and seating cushions.

The Takimotokan features relaxation rooms next to the large spa and swimming pool area, and rejuvenating treatments are on offer at the on-site massage salon. Free luggage storage services are provided.

The property is a 5-minute walk from Jigokudani hot springs, and a 12-minute drive from Lake Kuttara. There is a bus stop right in front of the property, which is a 15-minute bus ride from JR Noboribetsu Station. A chargeable shuttle bus is available to/from JR Sapporo Station if requested at time of booking.

Guests can enjoy a lavish buffet or traditional Japanese multi-course meals for dinner, depending on the room. Some plans let the guests savour the delicious course meals in the privacy of the guest room.

Day 5 | Morning

Sengen Park

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 30-30 Minutes

Location: Noboribetsu City Noboribetsu Onsen Town Sengen Park

Quanyuan Park is very small. There is a steaming hole here. You can often hear the sound of the powerful hot spring water, and there is a chance to see the violent geyser landscape. Every 3 hours or so, there will be an eruption, and the higher one can spray up to 8 meters, which is very interesting. There are also cute little ghost statues in the park that guard the shrine that is said to be a "Buddha-chanting ghost statue" handed down from the Edo period.

Day 5 | Afternoon

When time permits after visiting Sengen Park, don’t forget pay a visit to Yuzawa Shrine.

Yuzawa Shrine

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-1 Hours

Location: 106 Noboribetsu Onsencho, Noboribetsu 059-0551, Hokkaido

This is a small shrine located in Noboribetsu Onsen Town, which you will encounter on your way to Jigokudani. It is said that "Yuzawa" is the name of the site of a war in Japanese history, just like Chibi in China. Yuzawa Shrine is quiet and full of Zen, and the buildings with black frames and white walls are pure and mysterious, and it is worth visiting. Entering Yuzawa Shrine requires a short flight of stairs. You will first pass through an open space where a small shrine is enshrined, and then go up to the top is Yuzawa Shrine. This gold and black little temple is very delicate. Since there are not many tourists here, you can often experience the quiet and empty atmosphere, especially in the snowy days of winter, which is very beautiful.

Day 5 | Evening

Looking for a bed nearby after finishing your journey at Yuzawa Shrine? Hotel Mahoroba is one of your top choices.

Hotel Mahoroba

Property Location
Located in Noboribetsu, Hotel Mahoroba is minutes from Noboribetsu Bear Park and close to Noboribetsu Hot Spring. This ryokan is within the vicinity of Date Jidaimura and Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 398 guestrooms. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Amenities
Don't miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including hot springs, a nightclub, and a spa tub. This ryokan also features complimentary wireless Internet access and an arcade/game room.

Dining
A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available onsite.

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