Mt. Kurodake Stroller and Sounkyo Gorge Spa Tour (Excluding Multilingual Audio System)

【Concerning the suspension of ALL Regular Sightseeing Buses due to the Declaration of State of Emergency regarding the prevention of the spread of Novel COVID-19】

We thank our patrons for the continued support and use of the Chuo Bus Company.
The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency that encompasses a wider area, as a special revised measure to prevent the further spread of the Novel COVID-19. Hokkaido prefecture has also issued preventative measures against the spread of the virus. In light of these new measures, and for the purpose of protecting the safety and health of our customers, prevention of the further spread of the virus is our priority. For this reason, we have decided to suspend ALL Regular Sightseeing courses until further notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our patrons and customers, and thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.

●Suspension period
Until further notice
●Suspended courses
All Regular Sightseeing Bus courses scheduled to operate during this period.
The service restart date will be posted on our Regular Sightseeing Bus multiple language website pages.

  • Minimum requirement of one passenger to operate.
  • 1 day tour
  • Ropeway・Gondola riding
  • Nature of Hokkaido
  • Hot springs
  • Red leave
  • Meal included
Operation Period Sept 11 - Oct 18, 2020
Duration 10 hours 30 min
Distance 410km
Embarkation Point/Departure and Arrival Times
Start: Sapporo Station Bus Terminal 8:10
End: Sapporo Station Bus Terminal 18:40

※Includes fare for Kurodake Ropeway, lunch at Hotel Taisetsu.

みどころ PICK UP!!

The Kurodake ropeway takes you to the splendid autumn foliage worth seeing in Daisetsuzan mountains.

“The Kurodake Ropeway that holds 101 people will take you to the fifth station from the hot spring spa in Sounkyo in 7 min, which is located at the foot of the Daisetsuzan Mountains. (altitude 1,300 meters)
Mt. Kurodake is located in the Daisetsuzan National Park known as “roof mountains of Hokkaido” and as one of the largest national parks in Japan.
In mid-September, visitors can view the autumn leaves, which is the earliest in Japan.
The nature environment of 2000 meters mountains is the same as that of 3000 meters mountains in Honshu, which offers splendid views.
You can see the dynamic landscape from the ropeway, which features Kurodake (1,984m), Keigetsudake (1,938m), Ryoundake (2,125m), Kamikawadake (1,884m), Ishikari River and valleys among ocean of trees.
You can feel the breath of cold air at the fifth station of Kurodake (altitude: 1,300m).
You can enjoy the splendid view of mountains of Daisetsuzan from the rooftop terrace, and visit “Daisetsuzan Kurodake Museum” which features seasons of Kurodake along the way up to lift terminal. After that, you will have a lunch and rest. (You can also take a bath at the hotel as your option)
For lunch, you will have “Sansai Kinoko Gozen” which features mountain vegetables and mushrooms in season.
The mountain mushroom is rich in vitamin and mineral, and yet is an organic food. It has also low calories that it is good for lovely skin and fine health. This tour is perfect for seeing autumn foliage.”



8:10 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  Sapporo I.C
9:20~9:35 Sunagawa S.A 【15min】
  Kamikawa Sounkyo I.C
11:15~13:10 ※①Mt. Kurodake Ropeway (up to the fifth station) 【115min】
13:15~14:45 ※②Hotel Taisetsu (lunch/bath/rest)【90 min】
14:55~15:15 Ginga Ryusei-no Taki Water Fall (free time)
17:00~17:25 Sunagawa Highway Oasis (rest)【20 min】
  Sapporo I.C
18:30 Sapporo Factory
18:35 Sapporo Clock Tower (drop-off)
18:40 Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • ※①The Kurodake ropeway ride takes you to the fifth station of Mt. Kurodake (Departure: 11:40 Duration: 7 min). You can also take a pair-lift to the seventh station for extra pay (round-trip for adults, ¥700, children ¥450) (Duration: 15 min). To enjoy the scenic view of Mt. Kurodake, passengers can make a choice between the two departure time of the ropeway.
  • ※②A rest place is provided. Lunch will be “Sansai Kinoko Gozen”. If you show a stub of the bus ticket, you can get discount service such as adults or children by ¥600(Face and bath towel rental is ¥220).
  • This course will not be operated if Kurodake ropeway is closed at 7:30AM, on the day the course is implemented. You will receive a refund at Sapporo Station in case the ropeway closes after departure, and the itinerary will be changed as listed below.
    ※②Hotel Taisetsu (lunch/bath/rest)11:30~13:20→ Ginga Ryusei-no Taki (free time) 13:30~13:55→ Sunagawa S.A (rest)15:40~16:05→Sapporo I.C→Sapporo Factory 17:05→ Sapporo Clock Tower (drop-off) 17:10→Sapporo Station Bus Terminal 17:15

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※Colored days are operating days.

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.