Asahidake Sky Garden and Shikisai-no-Oka Hill Course

  • No minimum number of guests
  • 1 day tour
  • Ropeway・Gondola riding
  • Nature of Hokkaido
  • Red leave
  • View the Flowers
  • Meal included
Operation Period Aug 11 - Sept 16, Oct 1 - 10, 2022 Seven days
Duration 10 hours 30 min
Distance 380km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal / Dep 8:20 Arr 18:50

*Includes lunch and admission to Asahidake Ropeway and Shikisai-no-Oka Hill (during paid season).

*The flower fields along the highway may not be in bloom depending on the season, or pruning.

みどころ PICK UP!!

View the flower garden in the sky. This is a new Chuo Bus Regular Sightseeing Bus course.

Taisetsu National Park (230,000 ha) located in the heart of Hokkaido is a mountain range 50 kilometers long, comprising Asahidake, the highest peak (elevation 2,291 meters), and connecting peaks averaging around 2,000 meters in elevation.
The Asahidake Ropeway connects the foothills (elevation 1,100 meters) with the Sugatami station (elevation 1,600 meters). The ropeway offers sweeping vistas of the Asahidake Mountain Range, the Sugatami Pond (at elevation 1,670 meters), as well as other beautiful views of the flower-covered fields in the sky.


The leaves begin to turn color around mid September, spreading a welcoming carpet of vibrant colors across the mountainside.
From the “”Sugatami”" summit station, visitors will make their way through the alpine vegetation to the “”Sugatami Pond,”" which is about 1.7 kilometers round-trip.
The pond is an emerald green pond about 50 meters in diameter, with a circumference of about 400 meters. The pond is named “”Sugatami,”" which translates to “”mirror,”" due to the beautiful reflection of Mt. Asahidake that can be seen on the surface of the lake.
For lunch we will convene at the Asahidake Ropeway Sugatami restaurant, where we will enjoy a meal made with delicious local ingredients.
It is only a 3-minute walk from the hotel to the ropeway, so after your meal you can enjoy a ride on the ropeway and the epic scenery of flower gardens in the sky.



8:20 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
9:30~9:40 Sunagawa SA (rest) [10 min]
11:35~14:15 *①Asahidake Ropeway (lunch/ropeway ride)
*②Sugatami Pond - free time to explore [160 min]
15:15~15:55 Shikisai-no-Oka (view) [40 min]
17:55~18:05 Iwamizawa SA (rest) [10 min]
18:40 Sapporo Factory (D/O possible)
18:45 Sapporo Clock Tower (D/O possible)
18:50 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • *This course utilizes the expressway both ways. Therefore, in the event that the expressway is closed and there is not enough time to visit the sites, the tour will be cancelled.
  • *①Lunch: Goro Goro Stewed Hamburger made with vegetables sourced in Higashikawa (made with 100% Hokkaido meat).
    After lunch, you will board the Asahidake ropeway on your own.
  • *We have prepared a rest space (seating) for your convenience.
  • *②There is a trail that leads to Sugatami Pond. Please be sure to wear clothes and shoes that are easy to move and walk in. The trail is slippery in some areas so please watch your step.
  • *Show your Regular sightseeing bus ticket stub and receive a 10% discount at the Asahidake Ropeway gift shops (includes summit gift shop/excludes restaurant).
  • *After late September, it is likely that there will be snow pack, so please be sure to dress in warm clothes.
  • *This course does not drive by Biei Patchwork Hills.
  • *In the event that the ropeway closes after the tour has begun, your fare will be refunded upon our return to Sapporo. In such case the course itinerary will change to the following:
    8:20 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal → Sapporo I.C. →Sunagawa SA (rest) 9:30~9:40 → Asahikawa Kita I.C. → 11:35~12:45 Asahidake Ropeway(Lunch ) →13:45~14:45 Shikisai-no-Oka (free time)  →15:10~16:00 Farm Tomita (free time) → Shimanoshita → Mikasa I.C. → 17:45~18:00 Iwamizawa SA (rest) →Sapporo I.C. →18:35 Sapporo Factory → 18:40 Sapporo Clock Tower (D/O possible) → 18:45 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • *The flower fields along the highway may not be in bloom depending on the season, or pruning.

  • *Shikisai-no-Oka Recommendation :
    • 「Soft Serve Ice Cream」
      made with fresh morning milk harvested in Biei. Choose from Milk, Lavender, Lavender Mix, Melon (seasonal), Melon Mix (seasonal). ¥350 each
    • 「Norokko Train」
      Tours the 15ha flower gardens (takes about one hour) There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way!
      Adults/ High school students:¥500
      Junior High and elementary school students :¥300
    • 「Alpaca Farm」
      The most popular spot we recommend! 2 males and 14 females (total of 16) alpacas were transported from New Zealand by air to Hokkaido. These fluffy furry friends are sure to make you smile.
      Adults/ High school students:¥500
      Junior High and elementary school students :¥300
      Feed/ ¥100

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Special Notes

※Duration of sightseeing may be changed due to the traffic and the number of passengers
※Arrival time will be earlier than scheduled time due to the holiday break or the restriction condition of the facility.
※Please allow enough time for transfer to the other modes of transport, because buses may be delayed due to the traffic jams or adverse weather conditions.
※Tours may be cancelled due to a disaster (road closure due to marathon race) etc. Please contact us and check the situation with the tour in the event of abnormal weather.