After a hard day, getting into onsen (温泉: hot springs) around Niseko ski areas or JR train stations.

The Niseko Yumeguri Pass (ニセコ湯めぐりパス: from ¥1470) 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.

More info www.niseko-ta.jp/index.php?id=415 (see also English version)


Onsen in Niseko


Niseko Yumoto Onsen Yukichichibu

(ニセコ湯本温泉雪秩父) 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.


Niseko Grand Hotel

(ニセコグランドホテル) 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.

More info www.niseko-grand.com


Ikoi-no-Yuyado Iroha

(いこいの湯宿いろは) Chuo Bus 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.

More info www.niseko-iroha.com


Kogane Onsen

(黄金温泉) 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.


Konbugawa Onsen Yusenkaku

(昆布川温泉幽泉閣) Just across the footbridge from JR Konbu Station, 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.


Niseko-ekimae Onsen Kira-no-yu

(ニセコ駅前温泉綺羅乃湯) Right opposite JR Niseko Station, 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.

More info www16.plala.or.jp/kiranoyu/e