December 18, 2017
The 10 Best Hot Springs (Onsen) You Must Visit in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Sapporo is the most well-known location of Hokkaido. Recently there have been more people that want to experience the “real” Sapporo that people living in Sapporo know. Today we will share the 10 most popular hot springs of Sapporo. When you visit these locations you may become one well versed with the way of life in Sapporo.
1. Yumoto Koganeyu
For those who enjoy hot springs, this is the place to visit in Hokkaido. Located within the city, Jozankei can be seen in the background. This hot springs has been loved since the Meiji-era.
The hot springs that naturally spring forth are good for lowering blood pressure. The sulfur in the bath is sure to be beneficial to one’s body! Also be sure to enjoy the flowers and the fruit of the seasons when they are made to float in the bath.
This is an overnight lodge. However, it is also a wonderful place to enjoy the hot springs of Sapporo. When you visit Sapporo, why not enjoy a day here?
Name: Yumoto Koganeyu
Address: 25 Koganeyu Minami-ku Sapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Access: 5 minutes from Jyotetsu Bus “Koganeyu” bus stop
Map: Map to Yumoto Koganeyu
2. Jyozankei Tsuruga Resort Spa Morinouta
This is the most popular among Sapporo during these times. Here you can enjoy the fullness of the forest and the water in the theme of the bathing area.
The outdoor bath here is also perfect for enjoying in the snow. You will enjoy your time here as you feel you are one with the forest.
The hot springs here are wonderful but so it the food! The stone baked pizza and desserts are delicious. Here you can be truly refreshed in heart and body. Enjoy both the hot springs and the food to your heart’s content!
Name: Jyozankei Tsuruga Resort Spa Morinouta
Address: 3-192 Jyozankei Onsen Higashi Minami-ku Sapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Access: 30 minutes shuttle bus service from Makomanai Station ※Please make reservation by the day before
Map: Map to Jyozankei Tsuruga Resort Spa Morinouta
3. Otaru Kourakuen
This is a ryokan that is much loved in the Otaru area. A few years before it was nearly all burned down in a fire. However, through this, the dream ryokan was rebuilt and the popularity has only increased since then.
In the gardens there are cherry blossoms and the view from the outdoor bath is extremely beautiful.
The cuisine here serves the best produce of Hokkaido in Japanese x French style. The private baths in the individual rooms are also wonderful. Please visit here and enjoy!
Name: Otaru Kourakuen
Address: 5-18-2 Shinkou Otaru City Hokkaido Prefecture
Access: 10 minutes by taxi from Otaru Chikkou Station
Map: Map to Otaru Kourakuen
4. Otaru Ryotei Kuramure
Enjoy the atmosphere of the town of Otaru and this hot springs ryokan that opened in 2002. The food you can enjoy here is Kaiseki Cuisine special to Otaru. There is also a bar and a polished atmosphere that foreigners can also enjoy.
The view of the mountain and forest from the outdoor bath is extremely beautiful and especially beautiful when the snow has fallen!
Enjoy the aroma and the sounds of the forest in an environment you don’t get to enjoy every day. Come here to be refreshed from the day to day.
Name: Otaru Ryotei Kuramure
Address: 2-685 Asarigawa Onsen Otaru City Hokkaido Prefecture
Access: Free shuttle bus services from Otaru Chikkou Station
Map: Map to Otaru Ryotei Kuramure
5. Kohannoyado Shikotsuko Markoma Onsen Ryokan
When you drive through Sapporo City and the forest you will arrive at this hot springs that is a member of the Japanese Association of Secluded Hot Springs Inns.
This is a hidden secret you must know about. The outdoor bath is wonderful with a lake also spreading out before you.You will be amazed by this dynamic scenery!
Actually, this hot springs is part of the Shikotsu Lake that stretches out before the hot springs bath. The temperature and level of the water will adjust therefore according to the lake condition.
You can also enjoy the local “Himemasu” pottery. Come enjoy the hidden side of Hokkaido!
Name: Kohannoyado Shikotsuko Marukoma Onsen Ryokan
Address: 7 Poropinai Shikotsuko Chitose City Hokkaido Prefecture
Access: 1 hour by car from Sapporo City
Map: Map to Kohannoyado Shikotsuko Marukoma Onsen Ryokan
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6. Ishikari Tennenonsen Banyanoyu
You may wonder why a hot springs can be found near the Ishikari Ocean. This is because the old ocean water has become trapped within the layers of the land and now comes to the surface containing many minerals. Come enjoy the minerals provide by the springs here.
This is a great place to visit after a day at the beach or at a local event to remove the built up weariness of the day. This is how the locals also use it.
Most people use this hot springs as part of a day trip but you can also spend the night here. Enjoy the hot springs and the refreshing aroma of the salt water at the same time!
Name: Ishikari Tennenonsen Banyanoyu
Address: 51-2 Bentencho Ishikari City Hokkaido Prefecture
Access: Access by shuttle bus from Odori Koen NHKmae Station and Chikatetsu Sakaecho Station(excluding Wednesday and Thursday)
Map: Map to Ishigari Tennenonsen Banyanoyu
7. Eniwa Onsen La Foret
The facilities here do not including overnight facilities. Here, the hot springs are colored brown due to the sodium-chloride. This water helps ones skin to become extremely smooth.
The facials here are also extremely popular. Many people come here on the way home from a day trip to the countryside of Hokkaido to Sapporo.
The restaurant connected with the hot springs is also very well known. The Western-style cuisine made here is made with extreme care and is extremely delicious. If you have the chance to travel Hokkaido by car, please do take a chance to stop by!
Name: Eniwa Onsen La Foret
Address: 4-1 Koganeyu Enami Eniwa City Hokkaido Prefecture
Map: Map to Eniwa Onsen La Foret
8. Susukino Tennenonsen Toukakyo
This is a popular hotel for those in Sapporo on business. It is also home to the famous music hall. The dinner and hot springs here are extremely popular for those in Sapporo.
The baths here are as large as swimming pools and you will have all the room you need to stretch out and enjoy.
Despite the sound of the crowds being right beyond the wall, in the outdoor bath you can hear none of these noises and can fully relax. Come enjoy this luxurious environment found inside Sapporo City.
Name: Susukino Tennenonesen Toukakyo
Address: Nishi3chome Minami7jyo Chuo-ku Sapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Access: 5 minutes from Susukino Station
Map: Map to Susukino Tennenonesen Toukakyo
9. Naeboekimae Onsen Kuranoyu
This hot springs is conveniently located 3 minutes from Naebo Station. Here there are no overnight facilities but it is very conveniently located near the station and it is a wonderful location to enjoy the day.
The reason we can particularly recommend this location is because of the outdoor bath made of plain wood. The springs come from those which run under Sapporo. The minerals in these waters are abundant.
Enjoying a meal here is also easy. The vegetables available for purchase will be wonderful for you to cook on your own when you have the opportunity!
Name: Naeboekimae Kuranoyu
Address: Higashi3chome Kita2jyo Chuo-ku Sapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Access: 3 minutes from Naebo Station
Map: Map to Naeboekimae Kuranoyu
10. Jyouzankei Onsen Hanamomiji
Do you want to enjoy the hot springs and cuisine of Hokkaido with your friends? This is one of the wonderful ways to enjoy Hanamomiji. There is a larger public bathing area as well as smaller areas that can be privately rented by groups.
The cuisine here uses the best of Hokkaido produce to create a wonderful buffet and course menu. Enjoy the mix of Japanese and Western found here.
There are also many overnight guests who stay here to enjoy the breakfast buffet. If you come to Hokkaido and cannot decide which hot springs lodge to stay at, this is the place!
Name: Hanamomiji Jyouzankei Onsen
Address: 3-32 Jyouzankei Onsen Nishi Minami-ku Sapporo City Hokkaido Prefecture
Map: Map to Hanamomiji Jyouzankei Onsen
Enjoy the hot springs in the Sapporo area!