Kappa Liner(かっぱライナー号):Non-stop Bus from Sapporo to Jozankei

About Kappaliner

Kappa Liner is a direct bus for Jozankei from a city area of Sapporo which takes 60 minutes. You can also take rapid 7 (快速7) or rapid 8 (快速8) bus. These two rapid bus is for local line which has more stops than Kappa Liner. The fare is the same as Kappa Liner, but it takes 70 – 80 minutes to Jozankei. Rapid 7 and 8 have more number of service those time schedule start from 7:30 to 17:00 (include Kappaliner). You can get on at any bus stops of rapid 7/8 in the city.

*Don’t take a rapid7/8 for Toyotaki(豊瀧) or Fujino 3-2(藤野3-2). This does not go to Jozankei as you see below.

This bus is not for Jozankei!

Where is the BUS terminal at Sapporo Station?

Access from B1 floor at Esta’s entrance.

Basement 1st floor, Next to Esta Entrance

Access from 2nd floor at ESTA’s Big Camera entrance.

Left side of CAUSETTE
You will see the 7-12 platform
Jotetsu bus ticket booth

How to Get on Kappa Liner, Direct Bus for Jozankei Onsen and Hoheikyo Onsen

Value Package Plan for Kappa Liner plus Onsen


This is a very valuable package for round trip Jozankei bus and Jozankei Onsen (one location).
Limited offer from 1st December, 2019 to 31th March, 2020. 


  • Adult: 2,200 yen
  • Child: 1,100 yen

Kappa Liner round ticket is 1920 yen and onsen fee is from at least 800 yen to 1,500 yen. It is so nice for you to stay in Sapporo but you want to go to one day Jozankei trip.

More, you can get on/off at any Jotetsu bus stops in the city area of Sapporo, which means this is a One day free pass for Jotestu Bus. Except Sapporo Kokusai ski area (札幌国際スキー場線), business liner (通勤ライナー),  Sapporo Dome Shuttle bus (札幌ドームシャトルバス), other buses for special events.

Onsen List

These onsen hotels are available.


  • Koganeyu (011-596-2111, 10:00-22:00)
  • Matsunoyu (011-596-2131, 9:00-22:00)


  • Shogetsu Grand Hotel (0570-026575, 13:00-18:00)
  • Hotel Shikanoyu (011-598-2311, mon-fri:13:00-19:00/ wed:15:00-19:00/ Sat&before holiday: 13:00-14:00/ Sun&Holiday: 13:00-16:00)
  • Jozankei Hotel (011-598-2111, Sat,Sun&holiday: 11:00-15:00/ mon-fri: 11:00-22:00)
  • Furukawa (011-598-2345, 12:00-14:30)
  • Jozankei View Hotel (011-598-3223, 9:00-14:00)
  • Hotel Milione (011-598-3500, 12:00-20:00)
  • Hotel Sankeien (011-211-5678, 13:00-22:00)
  • Yunohana Jozankeiden (011-598-4444, 10:00-21:30, from 1st Nov 10:00-20:30)


  • Hoheikyo Onsen (011-598-2410, 10:00-21:45)

Where to get a ticket?

Hokkaido-Sapporo Tourist Information Center

  • JR Sapporo West Concourse, Kita 6-jyo Nishi 4-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo
  • 8:30–20:00
  • Year-End and New Year Business Hours December 31 , 2018~January 1, 2019 8:30~19:00
  • Open all year
  • 011-213-5088
  • Available Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean

Hokkaido Tourist Information Center Sapporo Tanuki-Koji

  • 4-2-11 Minami nijonishi Chuo-ku Sapporo-shi Hokkaido, JAPAN, MEGA Don Quijote Sapporo Tanukikoji Honten 4F
  • Telephone Number: 080-9440-8047
  • Business hours: 14:00-22:00 (Open all year round)
  • Language: English / Chinese
  • Credit card only, no cash


  • 1stfloor Sapporo TVTower、OdoriNishi,, chuoku,sapporo, Hokkaido
  • 10:00~19:00
  • English/Chinese/Thai/Vietnamese/Korean

get one in the Jotetsu bus by crew (but they have no change, pay just 2,200 yen)

Time table

see url below.



Reservation: 0120-737-109, Jotetsu Bus (until 17:00 on the day before you get on) You may get on the bus without a reservation, but if it full, you can’t.

Hakkenzan MInamiguchi and  Chuoguchi is available from May 1st to October 31st.

Don’t be late for time schedule. Japanese transportation schedule is very punctual.

Kappaliner WEB Reservation, English and Chinese available

Bus Guide and Time Schedule PDF



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