There are literally thousands of hot springs in Japan. Some are major resorts, some are natural outdoor springs in the countryside, and others are small hot springs open to the public in cities and towns. The two links below the sign list many of them. When you visit a city or town in Japan, ask the local tourist office for recommendations.

Japan is divided into eight regions (see map below). Our list is organized by region.

Japan Onsen Page I

Free and Other Hot Springs of Japan



(includes the island of Hokkaidō)

Josankei Onsen, Sapporo

Kawayu Onsen

Lake Toya (Toyako) Onsen

Noboribetsu Onsen

Sounkyo Onsen, Sapporo

Tokatchigawa Onsen

Toyotomi Onsen

Wakkanai Onsen, Wakkanai

Yunokawa Onsen, Hakodate



(includes the prefectures of Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata)

Akiu Onsen, Miyagi

Aoni Onsen, Aomori

Ginsan Onsen, Yamagata

Minamisanriku Onsen, Miyagi

Naruko Onsen, Miyagi

Nyuto Onsen, Akita

Suyaku Onsen, Aomori

Tamagawa Onsen, Akita

Tayaku Onsen, Fukushima

Tendo Onsen, Yamagata


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