Niseko, Japan

Onsen

Fifteen local onsen comprise the Niseko Onsenkyo, one of which is the famous, 100-year-old Kombu onsen. Various types of onsen facilities dot the area around Niseko, from fancy hotels to casual day spas.

Onsen

These onsen are all naturally occurring volcanic hot springs, and the minerals within them are believed to have a good effect on your body. Regardless, they make a satisfying and relaxing end to a long day of skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cycling, or wherever your travels may take you.

Fifteen local onsen comprise the Niseko Onsenkyo, one of which is the famous, 100-year-old Kombu onsen. Various types of onsen facilities dot the area around Niseko, from fancy hotels to casual day spas, and their baths contain minerals from strong sulfurs to clear, sodium-rich water that will leave your skin feeling soft to the touch.

Onsen

Japanese tradition says that, to experience the full effect of an onsen, you should visit the hot spring every day for three weeks. That doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a short stay in an onsen, though!

Relax, feel the smooth water, and lose yourself in the quiet sound of the water pouring in from deep in the ground. In Niseko, there are many outdoor baths, orrotenburo, in which you can appreciate the birds chirping, beautiful scenery, and the changing seasons. In the winter, you will find yourself surrounded by white snow all around, but in the spring multi-colored wild flowers dot the hillsides. Then, when fall rolls around, enjoy the changing colors of the trees and the crisp autumn air.

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