Top 10 Hot Springs (Onsens) You Must Visit In Sapporo

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Sapporo is popular among tourists because of its self-named beer, savory seafood delicacies, and the fact that it turns into a winter paradise during colder seasons. It is one of the largest cities in Japan and the capital city of Hokkaido. Some of the notable places to visit at Sapporo are Mount Moiwa, the Hokkaido Historical Village, the Hokkaido Museum, Moerenuma Park, the Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park, and the ramen and seafood restaurants. To fully experience Sapporo’s culture and lifestyle, tourists also visit Sapporo’s Onsens or hot spring resorts. The following hot springs (Onsens) you must visit in Sapporo will make you feel rejuvenated and relaxed the Japanese way. Scroll down to learn more.

1. Hoheikyo Onsen

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There is nothing more relaxing than soaking your entire body in the warm waters of hot springs that are located in the middle of a beautiful garden filled with flowers and other greeneries. Bathing in the outdoor hot springs at Hoheikyo Onsen will give you an amazing view of the faraway mountains. Aside from the outdoor bathing area, Hoheikyo also has multiple indoor bathing areas. The water from the baths comes from free-flowing hot-spring water and it is believed to beautify the skin by moisturizing and gently exfoliating dead skin cells of the bathers. Aside from the baths, Heheikyo is also popular for its Indian curry. Other amenities include soaps, shampoos, restrooms with dressing rooms and hair dryers, as well as free parking.

Hoheikyo Onsen

Address: 608-2 Jozankei, Minami Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 061-2301, Japan

Website: Hoheikyo Onsen

Opening hours: 10am - 10:30pm (Open all year round)

Price: Adults: 1,000 JPY (~10 USD), Children: 500 JPY (~5 USD)

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2. Jyouzankei Onsen Hanamomiji

JyoZanKei hot springs.
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Live out the Japanese way of life even just for a few days as you stay at Hanamomiji. It is located at Jyouzankei, which is considered the spa town of Sapporo. Taking a dip in the hot spring baths with the amazing view of nature in the background is one of the most relaxing activities you can enjoy here. The floor of the rooms at Hanamomiji are made of Japanese woven straw. Japanese futons are used in lieu of ordinary beds, and low tables are available in each room. Room amenities include a flat-screen TV, a heating system, and a private bath. The property also has an outdoor swimming pool and a sauna. More so, the in-house restaurant serves authentic Japanese cuisines.

Jyouzankei Onsen Hanamomiji

Address: 3 Chome-32番地 Jozankeionsennishi, Minami Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 061-2303, Japan

Website: Jyouzankei Onsen Hanamomiji

Opening hours: 5am - 9:30am, 3pm -12am (Open from 1pm on business days for day trip bathing)

Price: Varies (Check their website for rates)

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3. Naeboekimae Onsen Kuranoyu

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Naeboekimae Onsen Kuranoyu is very accessible to everyone because it is situated near Naebo Station. The hot spring waters of Kuranoyu are also said to have good effects on the skin. You can choose to bathe in either the indoor pools or the outdoor pools. Unlike most Onsens, Kuranoyu is more affordable. This accounts for the fact that guests are encouraged to bring their own toiletries and towels or they can purchase these at the in-house store. You should also try sweating it out in the sauna as this can enhance your blood circulation. The restaurant within the Onsen premises offers satisfying meals such as ramen, donburi or rice bowls, and thirst-quenching drinks as well.

Naeboekimae Onsen Kuranoyu

Address: 13 Chome-25-1 Kita 2 Johigashi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0032, Japan

Website: Naeboekimae Onsen Kuranoyu

Price: Adults: 450 JPY (~4.33 USD); Children: 140 JPY (1.35~ USD)

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4. Jozankei Onsen

Jozankei Onsen
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Jozankei Onsen is perhaps the most established Onsen and one of the most beautiful Onsens in Sapporo because it is located in the heart of Shikotsu-Toya National Park. Autumn is the most beautiful time to visit Jozankei because the color of the leaves of the trees in the National Park changes into bright shades of orange. Overnight stays are recommended here, and you can choose from among the many accommodations offered. There are a lot of soothing hot springs around the area, some of which you can enjoy for free, such as Choju to Kenko no Ashi Tsubo Yu (Foot Bath Spring of Longevity and Health).

Jozankei Onsen

Address: Jozankei Onsen higashi 3-chome,Minami-ku, Sapporo 061-2302

Website: Jozankei Onsen

Opening hours: 7am - 8pm (daily for Choju to Kenko no Ashi Tsubo Yu)

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5. Shinrin Koen Onsen Kiyora

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After visiting the historical village of Hokkaido, be sure to stop by Shinrin Koen Onsen Kiyora to relax your tired muscles. Kiyora is only a short drive away from Hokkaido. Indoor and outdoor baths are available at Kiyora. The free-flowing mineralized water is said to help alleviate fatigue from muscles and reduce joint pains. Noticeable improvements in the skin’s texture will be felt after bathing in Kiyora’s indoor or outdoor pools. The waters used in the baths are treated to ensure the safety of guests. Another facility you can try out at Kiyora is the sauna. Other amenities include a bathroom with body soap and shampoo and towel rentals.

Shinrin Koen Onsen Kiyora

Address: Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Atsubetsu-ku Atsubetsuhigashi 4-jo 7-1

Opening hours: Public bath 11:00am-12:00mn

Price: Adults: 440 JPY (~4.24 USD); Children: 140 JPD (~1.35)

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6. Eniwa Onsen La Foret

Eniwa onsen la foret
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La Foret means “deep forest”, which is where the outdoor hot springs of Eniwa Onsen La Foret is located. When bathing there during the day, you can enjoy the expansive view of the surrounding trees of Mt. Eniwa. At night, stare up at the sky and watch the stars twinkle as you bathe in the outdoor hot spring. The water is naturally infused with minerals that have a moisturizing effect on the skin. Aside from the outdoor bath, Eniwa Onsen La Foret also has different kinds of indoor baths such as whirlpool baths. The saunas that are available are Finnish saunas and a low-temperature salt sauna. The premises also houses a restaurant and a beauty salon.

Eniwa Onsen La Foret

Address: 4-1 Enami Eniwa-shi, Hokkaidō 061-1411

Website: Eniwa Onsen La Foret

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

Price: Adults: 400 JPY (~3.85 USD); Children: 140 JPY (~ 1.35 USD)

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7. Yumoto Koganeyu

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Modern amenities and the traditional Japanese way of relaxation converge to satisfy Yumoto Koganeyu’s guests. The mild sulfur spring water of the hot springs is claimed to have health benefits that are not limited to decreased blood pressure, improved blood circulation, and relieving fatigue. Outdoor and indoor hot spring bath choices are available. Other refreshing amenities include a mist sauna and a private bath for families. For overnight stays, you can choose between Western bedroom styles and Japanese bedroom styles. Even if the styles are different, both kinds have available towels, bathroom necessities, a TV, a refrigerator, and a tea set with a kettle. An in-house restaurant and a souvenir shop are also found within the hotel premises.

Yumoto Koganeyu

Address: Sapporo, Hokkaido , Minami-ku Jozankei Koganeyu 25

Website: Yumoto Koganeyu

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

Price: Adult: 800 JPY (~7.70 USD); Children: 400 JPY (~3.84 USD)

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8. Ishikari Tennen onsen Banyanoyu

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After spending a day on the beaches of Ishikari, a quick detour to Ishikari Tennenonsen Banyanoyu is recommended to relax your senses and to soothe aching muscles due to stress. The spring water of the baths is infused with minerals that have good effects on your body. The facilities you can enjoy at Ishikari Tennenonsen Banyanoyu are a hot tub, indoor baths, an outdoor bath, and a sauna. Soaking in the outdoor bath will give you a beautiful view of the nearby ocean, which improves your relaxation moods. This Onsen is open the whole year, and the hot-spring bath is a nice thing to experience during winter.

Ishikari Tennenonsen Banyanoyu

Address: 51-2 Bentencho, Ishikari City, Hokkaido

Website: Ishikari Tennenonsen Banyanoyu

Opening hours: 10am - 12am (daily)

Price: Adults: 650 JPY (~6.26 USD); Children: 350 JPY (~3.37 USD)

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9. Kohannoyado Shikotsuko Markoma Onsen Ryokan

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Kohannoyado Shikotsuko Markoma Onsen Ryokan spoils its guests with picturesque views of the Shikotsu Lake and the mountains in the distance. It takes Japanese relaxation to another level because the ambiance of this Onsen is improved by the natural beauty of the surroundings. That is why it is recommended that guests take a dip in the outdoor hot-spring baths so that they can revel in the view. The Japanese or Western-style rooms have a TV, refrigerator, a safe, bathroom essentials, and a toilet. The other facilities you will enjoy here are its spa and wellness center, the in-house restaurant, souvenir shop, gaming arcade, and karaoke hall.

Kohannoyado Shikotsuko Markoma Onsen Ryokan

Address: 7 Horobinai, Chitose City, Hokkaido 066-0287

Website: Kohannoyado Shikotsuko Markoma Onsen Ryokan

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

Price: Check website

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10. Otaru Ryotei Kuramure

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Posted by Kuramure on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The modern amenities at the Otaru Ryotei Kuramure will help you to have a pleasant stay here. The rooms have wi-fi, air conditioning, a refrigerator, a TV, and a bathroom with toiletries. The hot spring baths provide luxurious relaxation to the guests. The hotel has outdoor baths with a view of the gardens, indoor baths, and private baths. The spring water comes from the Asari Hot Spring River and the minerals in it are good for relieving muscle aches. The hotel also has an in-house restaurant that serves authentic Japanese food. Otaru Ryotei Kuramure is located in the heart of Otaru, which makes other tourist destinations within the area very accessible.

Otaru Ryotei Kuramure

Address: 2 Chome-685 Asarigawaonsen, Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0154, Japan

Website: Otaru Ryotei Kuramure

Opening hours: 6am - 12pm (daily)

Price: For rates, contact them.

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Experience relaxation in Sapporo

There are a lot of things to do, sights to see, and activities to experience in Sapporo. One of these is to recharge your mind and body the traditional Japanese way by visiting the Onsens in Sapporo. Let the steam of the hot springs release the stress from your body so you will once again become the best version of yourself.

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