A hot spring which coexisted with the Ainu people.
Lake Akan in Akan town which has now become Kushiro city is famous for Marimo which has been designated as a special protected species.
Lake Akan hot spring which has a long history is located on the south coast of the lake.
The Ainu people had already started using this hot spring, when at the end of the Edo period in 1858 Takeshiro Matsuura known as the godparent of Hokkaido visited it.
Boasting over a 100 years of history, Onneyu hot spring was opened in 1899. Among the areas of Saroma, Kitami, Onneyu and Abashiri, It is the leading spring resort. Its main quality is that it is a simple sulphur spring. Enjoy this famous hot spring which has been soothing our ancestors for centuries.
Before Lake Nukabira existed, this was a hot spring which had been soothing people since the beginning of the Taisho Period. This town is appropriately named Nukabira Gensenkyo (as it translates literally as town of holiday homes, rice bran and source) and every inn in this town has spring water coming directly from the hot spring source. Its lavish hospitality will always appeal to fans of hot springs.
Lake Shikaribetsu is located in the highest area in Hokkaido The hot spring wells up close to the lake. That is Lake Shikaribetsu hot spring, there are two hotels where you can enjoy its hot spring water. There is a short period in the winter season which can be enjoyed. When through the ice of the frozen Shikaribetsu lake, the hot spring bath appears.