The onsens in the Niseko area are famous throughout Japan and provide an experience that simply cannot be missed. Many onsens have stunning views to take in whilst you soak. Particularly unique is the volcanic backdrop of Mt Yotei.
To explore onsens in the Niseko area hop on the Yumeguri Onsen Bus. This shuttle service transports visitors between onsens, hotels and the main ski areas. Stops include the Hirafu Welcome Centre, Izumikyo Part 2, Kanro‐no mori, Konbu spa and Yumoto spa. Most onsens require you to bring your own towel or they can be rented / purchased at Reception. Here are a few of our favourites:
The Vale Niseko Onsen & Swimming Pool
Niseko’s newest luxury onsen located on level 1 of The Vale Niseko. Relax in our mineral rich hot spring baths and watch the snow fall. The hours of operation are 7am to 10pm (last entry at 9pm).
Niseko Grand Hotel (An’nupuri)
Located out in the Konbu onsen area, this hotel rose to fame in 1954 when Emperor Hirohito visited the Hotel. This is one of the only onsens in the area that has a mixed pool. It is popular with groups over winter who want to experience bathing together. Women may choose to purchase a short ‘dress’ to wear in the water for comfort.
Hotel Kanronomori (Hirafu-Niseko)
Hotel Kanoronomori offers guests transport from their apartment. Dine at the hotel and have a private bath. Contact our Reception to organise this unique experience.
Located in lower-Hirafu this popular outdoor and indoor onsen allows you to enjoy a beer whilst you soak your tired muscles. For many Japanese a dip in a hot spring can be regarded as a social affair. The traditional customs of baths are thought to break down social barriers and allow people to get to know each other without inhibition.