Tag: Onsen

Onsen Experience in Niseko

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…

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Tokachi’s Hidden Marsh Onne-to

Onne-to (オンネトー) is a beautiful cobalt-blue lake at the foot of Meakan-dake surrounded by forest, you can hike a lakeside circumference trail take an hour. There is also a 1.6km-long trail between Nonaka Onsen and Onne-to. A 40-minute return walk…

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Lake Akan and Akanko Onsen

In the western part of Akan-Mashu National Park, Akanko Onsen (阿寒湖温泉 area is Eastern Hokkaido’s classic tourist destination that has picturesque lakes, coniferous forest, volcanic mountains, pleasant onsen and the lakeside Ainu kotan (village). The triangle-shaped Akan-ko (阿寒湖: meaning unshakable…

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Shiretoko Utoro Onsen

Utoro Onsen (ウトロ温泉) is a small but lively port town about an hour by bus from Shari and an excellent base for exploring the peninsula for all travelers. In winter, you might be able to see ryuhyo (drift ice). Shiretoko…

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Hokkaido Kawayu Onsen

Located between Kussharo-ko and Mashu-ko, the small onsen town of Kawayu (川湯温泉: meaning hot springs river) boasts highly acidic water supplied to the all hotels. There is a 24-hour free ashi-yu (あし湯: footbath) beside the small river. Kawayu Bathhouse (川湯公衆浴場)…

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Teshikaga Mashu Onsen

Eastern Hokkaido’s first onsen town founded in 1883, Teshikaga (弟子屈) is a convenient location for exploring both Mashu-ko and Kussharo-ko by public transport or taxi. Mashu Station (摩周駅) on the Senmo Line is a gateway of the town center. Some…

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