Discover Daisetsuzan

Daisetsuzan is one of the most impressive national parks in Japan. Not only its sheer size, but also the unspoiled nature, which is perfect for hiking and the unique hot spring towns located within the national park. During fall, it is a famous destination for fall colors. 

Things to see and do


Getting around in Daisetsuzan

The easiest way to get around in Daisetsuzan is by car, since many of the major sights and attractions are not accessible by public transportation. 
Though, since Daisetsuzan is located very rurally, it is best to rent a car ahead from one of the bigger destinations close by. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Daisetsuzan

Nearest airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Asahikawa airport. 

  • by car: approximately 50 minutes


Rental cars:

How long to stay at Daisetsuzan

We recommend staying in Daisetsuzan for about one day. 

Seasonal information

Winter Sports:
Ski resorts in Japan typically run from December until the end of April. Though this can differ from year to year, depending on the amount of snow. We recommend visiting to the resorts' website for the most up-to-date information. You can find their website by clicking on the respective icon in our customized map above and following the link.

The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

Scenic Rides:

  • Daisetsuzan Asahidake Ropeway:
    The ropeway is operational all-year-round. Click here to find the most up-to-date information.

  • Kurodake Chair Lift
    The chair lift operates from June 1st until October 15th. Click here to find the most up-to-date information.

  • Daisetsuzan Sōunkyō Kurodake Ropeway
    The ropeway operates from April 1st until November 30th. Click here to find the most up-to-date information.

Hotels in Daisetsuzan

Flights to Daisetsuzan

Nearest airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Asahikawa airport. 

  • by car: approximately 45 minutes

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