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After enjoying Niseko’s powder, relax in a hot spring! 6 Must-visit onsen in Niseko

After enjoying Niseko’s powder, relax in a hot spring! 6 Must-visit onsen in Niseko

Date published: 11 September 2019

After skiing to your heart's content on the world-famous powder snow at Niseko’s resorts, enjoy unwinding and relaxing in a hot spring. Niseko Hot Spring Village is an area so blessed with hot springs that it is designated as a hot spring area belonging to the people. It is easy to forget the time when you are immersed in an outdoor bath looking at the snowy scenery.
There are many renowned hot springs in Niseko Hot Spring Village, but let's take a look at six recommended hot springs you can visit on a day trip.

1. Yumoto Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei: Catch a gorgeous view of Niseko Annupuri and Mt. Yotei!

1. Yumoto Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei: Catch a gorgeous view of Niseko Annupuri and Mt. Yotei!

The Yumoto Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei is located halfway up the Hirafu Hill which is also the main street of Niseko Hirafu. The hot springs are not only good for relaxing sore muscles and easing fatigue, but are also said to be effective for treating arthralgia, neuralgia, and chronic skin diseases. In order to maintain the superior efficacy of the hot spring gushing up directly from the source, outside water is not added, but instead an original system to adjust the temperature to the proper level is used.

The clear, transparent water of the hot spring is said to promote blood circulation because it contains an abundance of natural carbon dioxide gas. This hot spring will leave you feeling warm and relaxed after a day of cold winter sports. The view from the outdoor baths is also magnificent. From the men’s bath you can see Niseko Annupuri and from the women’s bath you can see Mt. Yotei.

2. Hilton Niseko Village: Relaxing in this first-class hotel’s outdoor bath makes you feel like a celebrity!

2. Hilton Niseko Village: Relaxing in this first-class hotel’s outdoor bath makes you feel like a celebrity!

You can also enjoy a day-trip visit to the hot bath at the world-class Hilton Niseko Village. Soaking in the hot spring that is constantly fed from its own source will quickly relieve fatigue and invigorate you. It will definitely relax sore muscles after a day of skiing powder snow.

Enjoying the view of Mt. Yotei and the surrounding natural scenery from the luxury of the outdoor hot spring gives a feeling of liberation. That combined with the luxury of the Hilton Hotel will certainly make you feel like a celebrity.

3. Niseko Konbu Hot Spring (Hotel Kanronomori): Relaxing in the outdoor bath under the sky will make you feel one with the Niseko Forest!

3. Niseko Konbu Hot Spring (Hotel Kanronomori): Relaxing in the outdoor bath under the sky will make you feel one with the Niseko Forest!

Surrounded by the Niseko Forest, the Niseko Konbu Hot Spring has a uniquely modern Japanese atmosphere. The abundance of metasilicic acid in the water, said to make every inch of the skin feel fresh, also leads to this hot spring commonly being called "the beauty's hot spring”. Having a faint aroma of sulfur, the bath is very relaxing.

As though floating in the middle of the forest, the Mori no Tenku Rotenburo [Forest Outdoor Bath under the Sky] enables you to feel the richness of nature throughout your whole body. We recommend the Onsen Lunch Pack which is a day-trip hot spring visit that also includes lunch.

4. Yugokorotei: Frequented by locals and tourists alike!

4. Yugokorotei: Frequented by locals and tourists alike!

No water is added nor is the bath reheated as the Yugokorotei uses only 100% free-flowing hot spring water untreated by chlorine - nor is the water recirculated - and it is for that reason that it is loved by both the locals and foreign visitors. The spring water is rich in sodium which is good for relieving fatigue, sore muscles, bruises, sprains, and cuts.

Enjoy a sense of other-worldliness in the outdoor rock bath enveloped in a silvery winter wonderland. You are welcome to bring children, too, as there are baby beds and baby chairs for the bath as well as a kids' space in the resting room. After the bath you can also use the massage chair free of charge.

5. Hotel Niseko Alpen: Refresh yourself by leisurely soaking in the spacious hot spring!

5. Hotel Niseko Alpen: Refresh yourself by leisurely soaking in the spacious hot spring!

Hotel Niseko Alpen is popular because you can easily go straight to its hot spring after enjoying the extreme powder on the main slope of Niseko. The hot spring contains sodium and magnesium, which are said to be good for recovering from fatigue and muscle pain, so it is the perfect place to go to relax after skiing and snowboarding.

Relax in the soothing waters of the outdoor hot spring while enjoying the natural beauty of the surrounding trees. You can also go for a stroll along the streets of Hirafu after a relaxing soak in the hot spring.

6. The Niseko Grand Hotel: Famous for its mineral-rich, mixed-bathing outdoor bath

The Niseko Grand Hotel has the only mixed-bathing outdoor hot spring in the area, so it is popular with families and friends who wish to bathe together. Women can also enter the hot spring without worry because it is possible to borrow Yuyukata, a special garment to wear in the hot spring. There is also an outdoor hot spring just for women.

The main feature of the hot spring is the two different types of minerals it contains, both of which are said to be good for beautiful skin, giving the hot spring the reputation of being rejuvenating. The hot spring naturally contains an abundance of metasilicic acid which moisturizes the skin.

text: Natsuko Saito

  • Hotel Niseko Alpen
    ホテルニセコアルペン
    • Address 〒044-0081 北海道虻田郡倶知安町字山田204/204 Yamada, Kutchan-chō, Abuta-gun, Hokkaidō 044-0081
  • Yumoto Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei
    湯元ニセコプリンスホテル ひらふ亭
    • Address 〒044-0081 北海道虻田郡倶知安町字山田204/204 Yamada, Kutchan-chō, Abuta-gun, Hokkaidō 044-0081
  • Hilton Niseko Village
    ヒルトンニセコビレッジ
    • Address 〒048-1592 北海道虻田郡ニセコ町東山温泉/Higashiyama Onsen, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaidō 048-1592
  • Niseko Annupuri Hot Spring Yugokorotei
    ニセコアンヌプリ温泉 湯心亭
    • Address 〒048-1511 北海道虻田郡ニセコ町ニセコ438/ 438 Niseko, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaidō 048-1511
  • Niseko Konbu Hot Spring Hotel Kanronomori
    ニセコ昆布温泉 ホテル甘露の森
    • Address 〒048-1511 北海道虻田郡ニセコ町ニセコ415番地/415 Niseko, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaidō 048-1511
  • Niseko Grand Hotel
    ニセコグランドホテル
    • Address 〒048-1511 北海道虻田郡ニセコ町ニセコ412番地/412 Niseko, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaidō 048-1511
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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