Noboribetsu Onsen is one of Hokkaido’s most famous hot springs resorts. Here, natural hot springs containing sulfur and minerals bubble up from the ground, creating curious geothermal features – like the Noboribetsu Jigokudani, or ‘Hell Valley.’
What better way to enjoy this hot springs paradise than by staying at an onsen ryokan in Noboribetsu? These six conveniently located, budget-friendly traditional hot springs hotels are the best places to stay in Noboribetsu while enjoying a relaxing visit. Pick your favorite and book with Live Japan!

1. Dai-ichi Takimotokan: Making Noboribetsu Onsen guests happy since 1858

The Dai-ichi Takimotokan Hotel is the oldest hot spring resort in Noboribetsu. It was established in 1858 by Kinzo Takimoto when he created it for his ailing wife. Many other hot spring inns have opened in this area since then.
In addition to being long-established, this is an expansive resort with a huge variety of baths in which to soak. It is also in a great location as it is situated directly in front of the Noboribetsu Jigokudani, one of the primary sightseeing spots in the area! It is closer to this 'Hell Valley' than any of the other ryokan in the area.
Dai-ichi Takimotokan Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of other inns, gift shops, and restaurants in the Gokuraku Street shopping district. It is a seven-minute walk from the Noboribetsu Hot Spring Terminal, the centrally located public transportation hub.

Noboribetsu Hell Valley is only a three-minute walk from Dai-ichi Takimotokan. A variety of mineral hot springs gush from this old volcano crater.

This is the only hot spring inn where Noboribetsu Hell Valley can be seen from a bath!

You will be amazed by the grand scale of the hot spring facility. The hot spring baths are in an annex separate from the main Noboribetsu hotel accommodations and cover an area of about 5,000 square meters. Here, there are 35 hot spring baths.

Women’s Open-air Bath, Sulfur Spring.

Hot springs with sulfur minerals that give them a slightly cloudy appearance represent the kind of water you'll find in Noboribetsu.

Men’s Public Bath.

The mineral quality of the Alum Spring (rich in sodium sulfate) makes it strongly acidic.

Men’s Public Bath, Sodium Spring.

Sodium Spring. Also called the “Beauty Bath” because the sodium bicarbonate makes the skin smooth.

Women’s Open-air Bath, Kinzo-no-Yu.

The acidic Kinzo Founder’s Pool is strongly bactericidal and is said to be excellent for skin disorders and diabetes.

A sodium bath less harsh to the skin. This is good for poor blood circulation and staying warm after leaving the bath.

You can enjoy any of these baths 24 hours a day (baths are cleaned daily, at which time it is not possible to use them). If you spend a night at the inn, you can take as many baths as you like, whenever you please.

You can also drink the sodium bicarbonate spring water. This is said to be effective for constipation and gout.

Built in 2020, the accommodation offered centers around traditional Japanese style and twin rooms. Guest rooms come with open-air baths boasting breathtaking views of hot springs and Hell Valle…

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