Tourist Information in Jōzankei

Tourist Information Centre

Right on Rte 230, the main road through the valley, with English brochures and maps, an English-speaker, and a small museum with photos of Jōzankei in the booming years of days gone by.

Tourist Information in Noboribetsu Onsen

Noboribetsu Gateway Center

Part of the Noboribetsu Onsen bus terminal, with bus schedules, English maps and a list of hotel baths open to day trippers. Luggage storage ¥500 per day.

Tourist Information in Tōya-ko

Tōya-ko Visitor Centre

Excellent (and free!) information on the local topography as well as indigenous flora and fauna; a short walk west from the Tōya-ko Onsen bus terminal.

Tourist Information in Shikotsu-ko

Shikotsu-ko Visitor Centre

Before heading up any trails, check for closures and bear sightings on the map here. Staff are helpful and also rent out bicycles for ¥500 per day.