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  • Noboribetsu hot spring
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    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou
    This onsen, which is consistently ranked at the top of Japan's Top 100 Onsen each year, is in the tourist onsen area called Jigokudani Valley, and is known as the Onsen Department Store for its nine different kinds of hot spring waters. In addition to the onsen of Jigokudani, there is also the Noboribetsu Bear Ranch nearby.
  • Jozankei hot spring
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    175 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Jouzankei Hot spring
    This valley is in Sapporo's Minami Ward. In addition to Jozankei hot springs there are also tourist attractions like Hoheikyo Onsen, Jozankei Dam, and Hoheikyo Dam. It's also a great place to enjoy the fresh green of spring and autumn leaves. Many visitors come for walks on the walking paths along the valley.

    Visited on 2 Dec 2018. Travelled 70 mins by bus from Sapporo. Quiet and no crowd when we were there. There is a free foot bath which you can try. It is not a big place. You can spend a couple of...

  • Dai-ichi Takimotokan
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    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou 55
    This 160-year-old historic Noboribetsu ryokan (Japanese style inn) is located beside the Jigokudani valley. Its greatest attraction, the large bathing hall, boasts 5 hot spring sources and extraordinary volumes of water. The great bathing hall is open 24 hours and day only guests are welcome. In winter, one can enjoy a beautiful snowscape while relaxing in the open-air bath. Beverages (at cost) may be served to you in the open-air bath.
  • Mizunashi Kaihin Onsen
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    Hakodate, Hokkaido Esanmisaki
    Located in the Todohokke area of Hakodate, Mizunashi kaihin onsen is a natural outdoor bath where there are changes in the water temperature due to the rising and falling of the tide, which is unusual even for Japan. The onsen is submerged at high tide, and you can only bathe at low tide. It is recommended that you check in advance because there are times when it is not possible to bathe due to environmental effects such as weather conditions and high waves. Bathing is free, but swimwear is essential for mixed bathing. Separate changing rooms for men and women are provided.
  • Sounkyo-Kurodake no Yu Onsen
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    Hokkaido Kamikawagunkamikawachou Sounkyou Hot spring
    Sounkyo-Kurodake no Yu Onsen is a natural hot spring in the center of Sounkyo Onsen resort that is open to the public. It has a large spa on the second floor. The sauna and open-air bath is on the third floor. You can see expansive views of Sounkyo Valley from the open-air bath and also enjoy the beautifully colored leaves on the mountain trees in the autumn and snow in the winter. This place is also great for mountain climbing and sightseeing as well as day visits to the hot springs. There is a restaurant and dining room here as well.

    黒岳ロープウェイと層雲峡のセイコーマートの中間くらいにある日帰り専用の温泉です。大雪高原沼へのシャトルバス乗り場で500円になる割引券を配っていました。露天風呂もあり空いていて結構良かった。

  • Fukiage Roten no Yu Onsen
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    Hokkaido Sorachigunkamifuranochou Fukihama Onsen
    Fukiage Roten no Yu Onsen is a free open-air mixed bathing hot spring which is located at Fukiage Onsen in Kami-Furano on the slopes of Mt. Tokachi. The bath is made of rock and you can bathe within a natural mountain. There is no dressing room so you can wear a swim suit or wrap yourself in a towel while you are soaking. The Japanese TV drama “From the North Country” made this onsen famous which is why so many people visit especially on weekends or public holiday. It is open 24 hours.
  • Daisetsu Kougen Sanso
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    45 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kamikawagunkamikawachou Sounkyou Takahara Onsen
    Daisetsu Kougen Sanso is an onsen resort standing quietly in the mountains in the Daisetsuzan National Park at an elevation of 1,260 meters about 40–50 minutes by car from Sounkyo Onsen. The onsen has an indoor and open-air bath and the cascading hot spring is slightly acidic, which is good for neuralgia and muscular pain. It is only open 123 days of the year (summer through fall) because it is cut off by snow in the winter.

    Our second time to Taisetsu Kogen Sanso. Spacious Japanese style rooms. Excellent dinner and breakfast. Good to explore the rear of the sanso where you can see the hot spring. Excellent real onsen...

  • Wakkanai Hot Spring “Minato-no-Yu”
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    12 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Minato 1-6-28 Wakkanai sub-port market 2F
    Wakkanai Hot Spring “Minato no Yu” is a natural hot spring you can visit for the day and is located on the second floor of Wakkanai Fukuko Market. You can enjoy the views of ships which come and go around the port while you are soaking in the bath from the large open-air bath with its fine views. The inside spa has plenty of space including the sauna, the bubble bath and others where you can look at the beautiful ocean. The restaurant is on the same floor, and you can enjoy Japanese food which includes seasonal bento lunchboxes using Wakkanai’s plentiful ingredients and smooth soba buckwheat noodles.

    Excellent facility. Outdoor pool was especially god during the windy winter weather we experienced. Very helpful staff and good ramen counter at the foot of the spa stairs.

  • Rishirifuji Onsen Resort
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    6 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Rishirigunrishirifujichou Oshidomari Sakaemachi
    To the Rishirifuji Onsen, the most northern hot springs in Japan to which over 30,000 people visit per year, day trips can be made to enjoy the waters of this bath resort. This onsen is a community gathering spot for all ages, from young children to the elderly. It has the outdoor open-air bath, the natural springs indoor bath, a Jacuzzi bath and a sauna. In the adjoining facility, the Yueikan, one can enjoy a free foot-bath while taking in the activities at the hot springs pool.

    日帰りの温泉施設です サウナや水風呂もあります 利尻山の登山口である 北麓野営場にもちかいので 登山後に入れます

  • Reibunto Onsen Usuyuki no Yu
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    25 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Rebungunrebunchou Kafukamura Besh 961-1
    This onsen, located next to the Kafuka Port on Rebun Island is a day-trip onsen facility famous for its free-flowing springs from the source. Said to be effective in ameliorating nerve pain, joint pain, fatigue, and chronic skin diseases, this onsen has an open-air bath with a view of Mt. Rishirifuji, an indoor bath, a Jacuzzi bath, saunas, and a family bath. The clear springs gushing from the source are said to be effective in ameliorating nerve pain, joint pain, fatigue, chronic skin diseases, and is gentle on the skin and keeps one warm long after bathing.

    日本丸のツアーで礼文島半日観光後、昼頃に立ち寄りました。 昼時で空いていて、のんびり出来ました。 露天風呂からの利尻島の眺めは素晴らしいです。 入浴後、食事しようと思ったのですが、温泉内に食事の施設はありません。

  • Kuma no Yu
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    Hokkaido Menashigunrausuchou Yunosawa-cho National Forest
    Kuma no Yu onsen is an open-air hot spring which is located on the riverbank of the Rausu River in the World Heritage-listed Shiretoko Peninsula. Its name is derived from the fact that Kumagoe no Taki waterfall named after the bears that once went back and forth across it is upstream. There are segregated changing rooms and baths for men and women, so you can relax without worrying about other people. Locals look after this hot spring, so you should be respectful when using it.
  • Seseki Onsen
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    Hokkaido Menashigunrausuchou Seseki
    Seseki Onsen is a natural hot spring discovered in 1899. It is located 20 minutes by car from Rausu Town on the Nemuro Strait coastline. It is a secret hot spring that only appears at low tide and the bathing period is limited to the beginning of July through to the middle of September (or sometimes at the end of September). This hot spring is useful for treating neuralgia, lumbar pain, chronic rheumatoid arthritis, chronic skin diseases and sciatica. The Japanese TV drama “From a North Country The Will 2002” was shot at this hot spring. The hot spring is privately managed, so it is good manners to say hello before taking a bath.
  • Aidomari Onsen
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    Hokkaido Menashigunrausuchou Aidomari
    Aidomari Onsen is a natural hot spring located in the northeastern most part of Hokkaido on the Shiretoko Peninsula. It is a popular place for taking a break after a drive and is the furthest point you can drive to along the coastline. The hot spring well has plenty of water and has a high temperature. The bath is segregated for men and women, and there are temporary cabins which are set up depending on the time of year where you are able to relax in an enclosed space.
  • Ike no Yu
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    Hokkaido Kawakamigunteshikagachou Kussharo Ikenohu
    Ike no Yu onsen is a mixed natural hot spring facing Lake Kussharo. The hot spring looks like a big pond and gives you a sense of openness and superb restoration as if you have become one with nature. On fine days, you can enjoy the water surface sparkling golden. The water temperature is quite tepid at 38°C, so summer is the best time for a soak. There are separate changing rooms for men and women.
  • Akan Yuku no Sato Tsuruga and Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Akanchouakankonsen 4-6-10
    You can see the beautiful Lake Akan from the Akan Yuku no Sato Tsuruga, which is a Japanese-style onsen hotel. The Lake Akan Tsuruga Wings just next door is a very stylish onsen resort. Regardless of where you are staying, you can enjoy a variety of luxuries at both hotels that include open-air baths, a high-quality bedrock spa and the beauty salon. You can also visit the hot spring for a day trip.

    It is a very spacious buffet restaurant with high ceiling. The interior design is very modern, comfortable and cozy. There is a wonderful spread of Japanese food as well as international food...

  • Yachigashira Onsen
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Yachigashirachou 20-7
    Yachigashira Onsen is a natural hot spring located at the bottom of Mt. Hakodate and is about seven minutes from Hakodate Station by car. Since it opened in 1953, it has been loved by locals, and it has many regular customers. The open-air hot spring is a star-shaped pentagon named after Hakodate-Goryokaku is popular. The characteristic of the water is its high concentration of iron, which is colored dark reddish-brown, and the warm temperature warms you to the core. It is beneficial for neuralgia, promotion of health, chronic stomach diseases, and chronic women’s diseases.

    函館山から下山して立ち寄りました。いつ寄っても気持ちの良い温泉ですね。風呂上りに生ビールが飲めれば良いのですが、贅沢言っても仕方ありませんね。自動販売機でビールを買い、券売機に山川牧場の牛乳ソフトクリームというのを見掛けたので食べてしまいました。風呂上りの火照った体は冷たい何を飲んでも、何を食べてもうまい。

  • Noboribetsu Manseikaku Hotel
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    Hokkaido Noboribetsu-shi Noboribetsuonsencho 21
    This hotel in the Noboribetsu hot spring area is a one-minute walk from Noboribetsu Onsen Terminal, and about ten minutes by car from Noboribetsu West Interchange, and is also available for day use. A bathing plan that includes lunch or dinner at the restaurant on the 3rd floor is offered on weekends and holidays. The spring water is acidic-sulfur containing-aluminum-sulfate / chloride said to be effective for nerve pain, muscle soreness, and joint pain. The water is unsuitable for some conditions such as pregnancy. The bath has milky-white hot water and apart from the large bathing area, there is also a sleeping bath with a jacuzzi, an outdoor bath, and a sauna. A variety of shampoos are available.
  • Kawayu Onsen-gai hot spring district footbath
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    Hokkaido Kawakamigunteshikagachou Kawayu Warm garden
    A free footbath located in the Kawayu Onsen-gai hot spring district. The footbath's waters are constantly replenished from a sulfur hot spring. The shallow and spacious bathing area has a roof to provide shade from the sun. There are numerous wood benches around the bathing area so you can sit and enjoy a relaxing foot soak. A river in which hot spring waters flow is located close by, the steam rising off its surface creating a unique spectacle. There is a wooden footbath leading from the road to the footbath, ensuring users don't have to worry about the slippery and muddy terrain near the river.
  • Asarigawa Onsen Village
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Asarigawaonsen
    A hot spring village built around four kilometers from the mouth of the Asari River. Asarigawa Onsen-kyo was built around the concept of a peaceful village granting comfort and healing to people. The village's bath waters come from a chloride hot spring containing sodium and calcium said to ease muscle pain. Asarigawa Onsen-kyo is located close to Sapporo and Otaru and is conveniently accessible. In addition to numerous hotels and traditional ryokan inns, you'll also find rental villas and a motorhome camping ground here. In winter, there is a ski area and a variety of events are held here.
  • Toyotomi Onsen
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    Hokkaido Teshioguntoyotomichou Abundo hot spring
    A hot spring village located in Toyotomi Town, Teshio County, Hokkaido. While prospecting for oil here, hot spring waters came gushing out of the ground, and thus the area became a hot spring bath facility. There are two spring water sources here, one a bicarbonate cold mineral spring containing iodine, sodium, and chloride; and the other a chloride hot spring containing iodine and sodium. Both are extremely unusual in that they also contain petroleum in their waters. This is said to give the waters extra moisturizing properties good for atopy and dry skin.

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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