Do it the local way,
This wonderful resort town is only 30 kilometers southwest of downtown Sapporo. Its many hot springs are surrounded by forestland on the upper reaches of the Toyohira River. Japanese inns and restaurants line both sides of the river but the town remains quiet and peaceful despite its fame as a tourist area. Many people come for the outdoor sports such as hiking, golf and tennis in the summer, and skiing or snowboarding in the winter.