Updated: February 06, 2019
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Yunokawa Onsen in Hokkaido For A Healing Experience!

Hokkaido is a beautiful travel destination as much for its breathtaking scenery as for the delicious local cuisine. When in Hokkaido, you should definitely make the detour to one of the best onsen areas of the region. It'll be unforgettable! We suggest where to go, what to visit and where to stay.

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Yunokawa Onsen

Yunokawa Onsen is one of the most famous onsens in Hokkaido. It is said to have healing properties as a young boy from the Matsumae clan was healed from a grave illness after visiting that onsen in 1653.
Given its growing popularity with visitors from Japan or abroad, there is a growing number of restaurants, hotels, and attractions in the area.

Ticket fee

There are so many hot springs in the area to choose from! A lot of hotels offer the entrance to their onsen for around 400-1,230 yen.
A lot of hotels offer free access to their onsen if you are a guest at their hotel.

How to get there

Yunokawa Hot Spring Resort is not very far from Hakodate Airport. You can easily get to Goryokaku and Motomachi downtown quite easily by bus or train.

What to do in the area

There is a lot of sightseeing to do in the area apart from the hot springs, there is Kosetsuen Garden, the Shinoritate Castle Ruins, a tropical Botanical garden, and the Yukura Shrine.

Monkey Onsen

At the Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden, you can see monkeys relaxing in the onsen. When you see them lazying around in the hot springs, it makes you wonder how different we really are.

The Entrance fee is 300 yen or 100 yen for Elementary students and for Junior High School students.

Where to stay

Hotel Banso

This beautiful hotel in Hakodate offers Western and Japanese-style rooms, the average price per night is 25,000 yen. It's one of the best hotels in the region, and the breakfast buffet is probably one of the best ever!
You can access their beautiful baths if you're an overnight guest, but also for the day. They have all kinds of different baths and you'll feel so relaxed by the end of your stay that you won't want to go back home!

Heiseikan Kaiyotei

Heiseikan Kaiyotei also has Japanese and Western rooms and is located near the seaside. It is a very popular hotel in the area.
There are two baths at this hotel: the outside one from which you can see the Tsugaru Peninsula, and the other one is interior one is beautiful and calming.

Hakodate Kokusai Hotel

Hakodate Kokusai Hotel is a beautiful hotel that offers a view on the sea side. In fact, the view from the bar is even more breathtaking.
However, this hotel doesn't have an onsen, but is close to many touristic spots, such as the morning market.
And, you have a gorgeous view of the ocean from the resto.


Hokkaido is a wonderful travel destination and onsen are a very popular activity in Japan. So be sure to stop by the Yunokawa Onsen Resort area!

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    Lili Wanderlust
    I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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