Moor (plant-derived) hot springs take millions of years to be created.
Tokachigawa hot spring (Otofuke town) is slightly unique as it is not a hot spring which has been created exactly by volcanic activity.
Millions of years ago, the Tokachi Plains was once sea, and it is said that deposits of peat built up on an area of marshland and this peat turned into lignite.
The moor hot spring gushes forth through this vegetative organic matter.
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.