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  • Kuma no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    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
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    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
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    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
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    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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    4.0
    197 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    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.

    This is our fourth stay here . This time we stayed in a lake facing room- fantastic view of the lake . Dinner was at Hapo but it was very crowded and they put us with the Chinese section which was...

  • Kawayu Onsen-gai hot spring district footbath
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    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.
  • Kotan no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Kawakamigunteshikagachou Kussharo Kotan
    A free outdoor bath built on the shore of Lake Kussharo. The bath was built by local volunteers over a one month period. The bath is just five meters away from the edge of the lake. If your timing is good, you can soak in a hot outdoor bath while enjoying the sight of swans swimming on the lake. The changing areas for men and women are separate but the bathing areas of the bath itself, built of stones and boulders, are interconnected but divided by a large boulder, basically making this a mixed bathing facility. Bathers may choose to wear a bath towel or swimming suit in the bath. Note that no amenities are sold here and no bathing essentials are offered for rental. The bath is closed every week on Tuesdays and Fridays for cleaning. It may also be closed as necessary depending on the weather.
  • Sunayu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Kawakamigunteshikagachou Kussharo Lake Sand
    A hot spring area on the shore of Lake Kussharo. Hot spring waters run under the entire sandy area on the edge of the lake. Because of this, you can easily create your own outdoor hot spring bath by digging a hole and allowing these waters to pool. The lake itself, mixing with the hot spring waters, is warm; because of this, it doesn't freeze over in winter and many swans staying in the area gather here. A camp ground, rest house, and other facilities are located nearby, making this a great destination for families with children.
  • Wakoto Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Kawakamigunteshikagachou Kussharo Lakefish harmony
    A hot spring bath facility built at the root of the Wakoto Peninsula jutting out into Lake Kussharo. The facility is an open-air bath and is located inside a park on the lakeshore. There are no partitions or other screens to conceal the bath, giving it an extremely open atmosphere. There are wooden changing rooms and a concrete path leading to the bath so that visitors do not need to get their feet dirty. Bathers may wear towels or bathing suits in the bath. Note that no amenities are sold nearby. There is a campground nearby and campers, sweaty from their endeavors, often use the bath.
  • Honcho-rausumaru (Foot Bath)
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Menashigunrausuchou Honchou 361-1 Road Station Shiretoko/Rouse Back
    These are footbaths along the road behind the Shirtoko Roadside Station in Rausu Town that opened in July 2009. A no longer used kelp fishing boat uniquely turned into a footbathing spot, is so like the Castletown of Fish, Rausu. Presently, hot spring water containing sulfur sodium compounds is drawn to the baths, which are free to enjoy. The waters are said to be effective for neuralgia, a cold constitution, chronic skin disorders, sore muscles, and for healing minor cuts. Surrounding the footbath is a seating area, so one can just enjoy resting as well.
  • Marimoyu
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Akanchouakankonsen 1-4-25
    This long-established public bath opened in 1957 is located in Akankohan Onsen. There are many local fans of this old-fashioned bath. Using water from the Akankohan Onsen independently bored in the bath, you can extravagantly enjoy a 100% free-flowing hot spring. The spring quality is simple, and is effective against nerve pain, muscle pain, oversensitivity to coldness and fatigue. Moreover, there are large and small wooden marimo-chan shaped like marimo algae for which the public bath is named that float on the hot warm placed at the edge of the bath. Made from enju no ki (Japanese pagoda tree), it is said to give you good health when touched.

    The marimoyu public bath is not worth 500yen. Water is clean and very hot. Rest of bathing area does not look clean and looks like it needed a refurbishment 20 years ago. Big deep step into the hot...

  • Hot Spring Lodge Daiichi
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    4.5
    224 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Shibetsugunnakashibetsuchou Youroushi 518
    This venerable hot spring ryokan in Nakashibetsu Town, Shibetsu County, Hokkaido was established in 1929. All the baths are supplied with natural hot spring water, and guests flock to enjoy their outdoor baths. There are also indoor baths and private ones to match any group needs. The ryokan itself has a large sunken fireplace to sit by and relax.

    Stayed in February for 1 night after a fantastic stay in early October last year. Great Ryokan with an outstanding indoor and outdoor bath with many different baths and Rotemburo, there is a mix...

  • Akankonsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Kushiro-shi Akancho Akankonsen
    This hot spring district situated on the shore of Lake Akan in Akan Mashu National Park is one of Hokkaido's largest and generates an amazing 3,800 liters of hot water every minute. In addition to many hot spring inns and day trip bathhouses, the district is dotted with free hot spring hand- and footbaths, and visitors can relax and enjoy the delights of hot spring waters in a scenic location commanding a view of Lake Akan and Mt. Oakan. The area's alkaline simple springs are colorless and transparent and are notable for their smooth, velvety feel. Gentle on the skin, their waters are a favorite of men and women of all ages.
  • Kiritappu Onsen Yuyu
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Akkeshi-gun Hamanakacho
    "This day-trip hot spring bath is on 42-meter-high Mt. Tofutsu close to the Kiritappu Yuyu bus stop. Using spring water that gushes up from 2,000 meters below ground, the water type is alkaline and cool, alkaline, hypotonic and a sodium-chloride cold mineral spring. It is said to be effective for nerve and muscle pain. As well as indoor, whirlpool, and outdoor baths, there is also a reservation-only ""fureai"" bath available. With views of Cape Kiritappu, Cape Azechi and the Kiritappu Wetlands, it employs a system where every week it changes between being men-only and women-only. It also sells Lupin the Third goods because it is the hometown of Monkey Punch, a manga artist of the series."

    Inside pool is done in a modern shape with a floor to ceiling window overlooking the valley and ocean. The pool also has a bubble area. Outside pool is rather small and not well shaped to sit looking...

  • Yoroushi Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Shibetsu-gun Nakashibetsu Cho Yoroushi Onsen
    A secluded hot spring district located deep in the woods 27 kilometers from the center of Nakashibetsu Town. The hot springs here were used by the indigenous Ainu people 400 years ago and were developed as a hot spring resort destination 100 years ago. The outdoor baths here are particularly renowned. The waters of the area's sulfur-containing common salt springs are said to treat rheumatic diseases, movement disorders, wounds, chronic eczema, and keratosis, in addition to strengthening children with weak constitutions. The district has two hot spring lodging facilities as well as a free mixed bathing outdoor bath situated a little ways away. Surrounded by natural beauty, rare wild animals can also occasionally be spotted here. Surrounding attractions include gorgeous Yoro Falls situated along the Moshibetsu River, a tributary of the Shibetsu River; the Kaiyodai Observatory, which boasts a 330 degree panoramic view of the area; and Lake Mashu, which has been designated a Hokkaido Heritage Site.
  • Kawayu Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Kawakami-gun Teshikagacho
    Situated in between Lake Mashu, which boasts some of the clearest waters in the world; and Lake Kussharo, Japan’s largest caldera lake, this hot spring district is one of Hokkaido’s foremost and is a popular base for sightseeing in the Doto region. The area’s hot springs are some of the most acidic in the country and have been used for therapeutic, curative bathing since ancient times due to their powerful antibacterial properties. A high temperature hot spring river flows through the district, and steam and the smell of sulfur waft in the air. In addition to hot spring hotel’s and bathhouses, there are footbaths and facilities for drinking the area’s healing waters, making it possible for visitors to experience its hot springs in a variety of ways.
  • Shibetsu Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Shibetsu-gun Shibetsucho Minami 8-jo nishi 1-chome
  • Mashu Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Kawakami-gun
  • Kawayu Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Kawakami-gun Teshikaga Cho Kawayu Onsen
  • Nibushi Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Kawakami-gun Teshikagacho Sawanchisappu

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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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