Noboribetsu Onsen 登別温泉
Soak in healing waters at this top hot spring resort in Hokkaido
Ease into a pool and wash away your pains. The hot springs of Noboribetsu are famous for not only their bounty but also their variety. Natural spring waters flow down from Hell Valley , resulting in naturally created baths and nine types of water.
- Soaking in refreshing, mineral-infused pools
- Shopping and dining in a historical spa town
- Seeing eerie plumes of steam rise from natural springs
How to Get There
The area is most easily accessed by bus or car.
From Noboribetsu Station, take a bus or drive (15-20 minutes). Parking is available at the hot springs hotels or in smaller public parking lots.
From Sapporo, Noboribetsu is 90 minutes to two hours by train.
The Noboribetsu hot springs are considered among the top ten in the country
Many hotels have day-use bathing hours for visiting guests, with numerous baths to choose from
Water in its element
The mineral-rich waters of the area that bubble up from the ground are renowned for their healing properties. Milky-white sulfur-infused waters soften and refresh the skin. Other salt-rich and metal-rich pools have different health benefits, which are often proudly listed in the bathing areas of each hotel. Spending a day in the baths can be not only relaxing but also revitalizing.
Stretch your legs
Before or after your bath, take a walk around the shops in town or through Hell Valley . See where demons are rumored to boil the waters of Jigokudani. Hike through trees that enjoy the warmed earth in the unique primeval forest, and look across to the clear waters of Lake Kuttara . Book a night at one of the many local hotels and ryokan for a thoroughly relaxing experience.