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 (including 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). These are not for Jozankei Onsen Area as you see below.

This bus is not for Jozankei!

Where is the BUS terminal at Sapporo Station?

Due to close the Sapporo.st Bus Terminal at ESTA building, all bus stops have been moved around the south area of Sapporo.st from October 1st 2023. It will last until 2029.

A New bus stop for Kappa liner is No.27 in front of the Hokuren building. See googlemaps below.

The marker on the map indicates No.23 exit/entrance of the Subway where is the right front of the Hokuren building.

You’ll find No.27 and No.26 bus stops. Both stops are for Jozankei Onsen area include rapid 7/8.

I insist you to take No.27 Kappaliner which is a direct bus for 60 min to Jozankei. Rapid 7/8 bus are also available, but it takes 70-80min.

*Don’t take a rapid7/8 for Toyotaki(豊瀧) or Fujino 3-2(藤野3-2). These buses DONOT go to Jozankei Onsen area.

If you have the Kappeliner ticket already, you would be better to stay underground in winter or bad weather conditions.

Value Package Plan for Kappa Liner plus Onsen


This is a very valuable package for round trip Jozankei bus and Jozankei Onsen (one location).


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

Kappa Liner round ticket is 1,920 yen and onsen fee is from at least 800 yen to 1,500 yen. This is so reasonable!

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?

Online Ticket

Click below links for a ticket. You can make a reservation before 30 days and until 17:00 on the day before you want to get on.

Or if a vacant seats is available, you can get one on the bus. Ask a bus driver. Show the below image which is the AD flyer for a value package plan for Kappaliner + Onsen.

Online ticket is here!

You can get these information centers also.

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: +81-011-252-5570
  • 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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