Most beautiful onsens in Japan

Most beautiful onsens in Japan

Embark on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation as we explore some of the most beautiful onsens in Japan and luxurious accommodations.

Kotan Onsen Hot Spring

Enveloped in tranquility, Kotan no Yu invites you to its open-air bath on the shores of Lake Kussharo. Often dubbed a secret gem, this hot spring features a stone bath overlooking the expansive lake, seamlessly connecting you with nature. During winter, as you soak, graceful swans accompany you, creating an enchanting experience. The twilight hours, when the lake bathes in a golden hue, offer a breathtaking scene. Be sure to immerse yourself in this open-air bath for a view that will leave a lasting impression.

Address: Hokkaido, Kawakami District, Teshikaga, 屈斜路古丹

TEL. 015-482-2940

New Akan Hotel

Experience something unique in Hokkaido at the New Akan Hotel with its infinity spa. Luxuriate in spa time while gazing at Lake Akan during the day and the starry sky at night. In winter, indulge in events like illuminations right from the spa. Beyond the spa, savor open-air hot baths and sauna, ensuring a luxurious and relaxing visit.

Address: 2 Chome-8-8 Akancho Akankoonsen, Kushiro, Hokkaido 

TEL. 0154-67-2121

Ryounkaku Tokachidake Onsen

Situated at 1,280m above sea level, Ryounkaku Onsen provides an outdoor bath with a spectacular view of the Tokachi-dake Volcano. The opaque, reddish water with a distinct metallic scent promises a unique experience, whether for a day visit or an overnight stay.

Address: Tokachidake Onsen, Kamifurano-chou, Sorachi-gun, Kamifurano

TEL. 0167-39-4111

Koganezaki Furofushi Onsen

Known as the “spring where you never age and never die,” Furofushi Onsen in Aomori prefecture offers a view of the Sea of Japan’s waterline. With separate baths for men and women, as well as a mixed bath, this hot spring promises a unique and rejuvenating experience.

Address: 15 Shimokiyotaki, Oaza Hassaku, Fukaura-machi, Nishitsugaru-gun, Aomori

TEL. 0173-74-3500

Satoyama Jujo

A recently renovated 150-year-old building in Niigata Prefecture, Satoyama Jujo, now a luxury hotel, preserves the region’s architectural heritage. The use of wood and pine not only keeps the place warm in winter but also adds to its timeless charm.

Address: 1209-6 Osawa, Minamiuonuma, Niigata

TEL. 0570-001-810

Aburatsubo Onsen

A hidden gem in Kanagawa prefecture, Aburatsubo Onsen, only 2 hours from Tokyo, offers an open-air bath with an ocean view. During cherry blossom season, the blooming trees create a magical experience. Treat yourself to their seasonal menu, featuring pink udon and the freshest seafood.

Address: Koajiro Misakimachi, Miura, Kanagawa

TEL. 046-881-5211

Fishermen’s Shack Public Spa

In the Izu Peninsula, enjoy the beauty of the ocean in summer and hot springs with an ocean view in winter. The 300¥ entrance fee ensures a comfortable experience, with separate areas for men and women.

Address: 358-2 Midaka, Kawazu, Kamo District, Shizuoka

TEL. 0558-32-0432

Yamadaya Hotel

Located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Yamadaya Hotel provides access to a private onsen with a stunning view of Mt. Fuji. Visit during autumn to relish the mountain scenery adorned in beautiful foliage. Due to its popularity, it’s recommended to make advance reservations over the phone.

Address: 478 Shojin, Fujikawaguchiko-cho, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi

TEL. 0555-87-2311