TAKIMOTO INN IS A GREAT LOCATION FOR EXPLORING SOUTHERN HOKKAIDO AND THE OUTDOORS
The premier attraction in Noboribetsu Onsen, the valley is the remains of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is still active with steam and boiling water venting in many spots. 2 minutes walk from Takimoto Inn.
Oyunuma Brook Natural Footbath
A short walk beyond Hell Valley, the brook channels the hot spring waters flowing out of Oyunuma thermal area to form a natural footbath, set amid the greenery of the valley.
This beautiful crater lake is a near perfect circular caldera 8 km in circumference, surrounded by virgin forests. Its crystal-clear waters are ranked as the purest in Japan. 20 minutes by car from Takimoto Inn.
For beginner/intermediate skiers and snowboarders, the Sunlaiva Skifield offers a sampler of Hokkaido’s famed skiing just 15 minutes drive from Takimoto Inn. http://www.sanlaiva.com (Japanese Only)http://www.snowjapan.com/ Snow Japan (English)
Noboribetsu Date Jidai Historical Village
A recreation of life and culture in Edo period (1603-1867, the village includes 94 wooden houses, the Great Ninja theatre and other historical enactments, 10 minutes drive from Takimoto Inn. http://edo-trip.jp/lng_english/
Located on the top of Mt. Shihorei, the bear farm is a 7-minute gondola ride from Noboribetsu-Onsen. It feature over 100 bears, an Ainu tourist village, cafe and shop. http://www.bearpark.jp