A small hot spring district which has the name “Ookina Oyu” (Big hot water spring).
The municipalities of Kitami city and Rubeshibe town were amalgamated and Onneyu hot spring is located in this town which is a hot spring area.
Travelling by car to Onneyu, It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Memanbetsu Airport, 1 hour and 40 minutes from Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport and 50 minutes from the center of Kitami City.
In the Ainu language, the name of “Onneyu Onsen” has the meaning of big hot water spring. ‘Takinoyu Onsen” and “Ponyu Onsen” are also located in this hot spring resort.
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.
The hot water in Tokachigawa hot spring is a moor (plant-derived) hot spring which has taken millions of years to be created. Soaking into amber colored spring water is reputed to make skin silky smooth. The lands of Tokachi is a place where we have to feel blessed for the Bounties of Mother Earth.