A hot spring district which has declared, “Gensen 100% Kakenagashi,” meaning 100% of the hot spring water is direct from the source.
Kawayu hot spring is wedged between Lake Kussharo, the largest crater lake in Japan, and Lake Mashu, one of the clearest in the world.
These hot springs are well-known, thanks to the volcanic plumes which continue to rise from Mt. Io. Indeed, the steam and the scent of sulfur is what makes this hot spring district attractive and entices the hearts of many travelers.
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.
Shikaribetsu Kohan Onsen
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.