After a hard day in Niseko, getting into onsen (温泉: hot springs) around Niseko United ski resort or JR train stations. The Niseko Yumeguri Pass (ニセコ湯めぐりパス) is valid for up to four day-bathing (higaeri nyuyoku) facilities, it sells at the region’s roadside stations and a tourist information office Plat in Kutchan.
01 YUMOTO ONSEN
ニセコ湯本温泉雪秩父 / Yunosato 680, Rankoshi-cho / 10am-8pm / Closed Tue / ¥700 / www.town.rankoshi.hokkaido.jp/yukichichibu
One of Niseko’s most attractive onsen, the Yukichichibu boasts modern indoor baths and several open-air pools. Women can getting into a popular mud bath for beautiful skin. The natural sulphur pond of Oyu-numa (大湯沼) spreads behind the Yukichichibu.
02 KONBU ONSEN
Niseko Grand Hotel
ニセコグランドホテル / 412 Niseko, Niseko-cho / 11.30am-9pm / ¥900 / www.niseko-grand.com
This onsen has the largest open-air mixed bath (konyoku) in Niseko, women can take modesty towel (rental is ¥100). There is also an alternative open-air bath for women. It is about 2.7km west of Annupuri ski area.
03 ANNUPURI ONSEN
いこいの湯宿いろは / 1-8pm / 477 Niseko, Niseko-cho / ¥800 / www.niseko-iroha.com
Chuo Bus group runs Annupuri ski area with this onsen, the Iroha offers handsome open-air baths for nonguests. Highway buses to Niseko from Sapporo and New Chitose Airport arrive here.
04 KOGANE ONSEN
黄金温泉 / 258-1 Kogane, Rankoshi-cho / 10am-8pm May-Oct / ¥500
This farm-owned seasonal onsen has wonderful semi-mixed open-air baths with mountain views. Try the handmade soba after bathing. About 3km east of JR Konbu Station.
05 KONBUGAWA ONSEN
昆布川温泉幽泉閣 / 114-5 Konbu-cho, Rankoshi-cho / 10am-9.30pm, from noon Mon / ¥500 / www.town.rankoshi.hokkaido.jp/yuusenkaku/
Just across the footbridge from Konbu Station on the JR Hakodate Line, the Yusenkaku is a good onsen for railway travelers. It boasts alkalinity-rich waters and wide indoor baths. There is also a mid-range hotel with Japanese-style rooms.
06 NISEKO-EKIMAE ONSEN
ニセコ駅前温泉綺羅乃湯 / 33 Chuo-dori, Niseko-cho / 10am-9.30pm / Closed 2nd & 4th Wed except Aug-Oct / ¥500 / www16.plala.or.jp/kiranoyu/e
Right opposite Niseko Station on the JR Hakodate Line, you can getting into hot water (but smell a bit chlorine) while waiting for a train. There are also self-service laundries and a resting room.
Niseko Onsen Map