wow!47 Come bathe in a hot spring that smells of oil, seldom found anywhere else in the world.

The town of Toyotomi, located to the south of Wakkanai,
has an abundant natural environment where dairy farming thrives,
and is also the home of Toyotomi Onsen,
to where visitors travel from throughout Japan to bathe in the hot springs.

Toyotomi Onsen is the northernmost hot spring in Japan, and is also selected as one of Japan’s “Top 100 hot springs”. The onsen boasts two slightly alkaline springs and, because the water springs out along with oil and natural gas, it has a faint smell of oil – a feature not found elsewhere in Japan. As the oil increases the heat retention and moisturizing effects of the hot-spring water, it is popular for its skin beautifying qualities and attracts many people from all around Japan as a health spa for those with skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and dry skin.

Toyotomi Onsen is the northernmost hot spring in Japan, and is also selected as one of Japan’s “Top 100 hot springs”. The onsen boasts two slightly alkaline springs and, because the water springs out along with oil and natural gas, it has a faint smell of oil – a feature not found elsewhere in Japan. As the oil increases the heat retention and moisturizing effects of the hot-spring water, it is popular for its skin beautifying qualities and attracts many people from all around Japan as a health spa for those with skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and dry skin.

As well as the hot-spring inns and hotels, the onsen can also be enjoyed at a municipal bathhouse facility known as “Fureai Center”. In addition, reasonably priced accommodation facilities and share houses are available for those on long-term health-spa stays. As well as the onsen, Toyotomi is also adjacent to the Sarobetsu Plain, which is part of the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park, so why not come to enjoy the nature and soothe your tired body in the hot spring.

As well as the hot-spring inns and hotels, the onsen can also be enjoyed at a municipal bathhouse facility known as “Fureai Center”. In addition, reasonably priced accommodation facilities and share houses are available for those on long-term health-spa stays. As well as the onsen, Toyotomi is also adjacent to the Sarobetsu Plain, which is part of the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park, so why not come to enjoy the nature and soothe your tired body in the hot spring.

ACCESS

Toyotomi Onsen
  • Approx. 50 min by car
    from JR Wakkanai Sta.

◎ For information on sightseeing in Toyotomi
 → Toyotomi-cho Tourism Association Tel. 0162-82-1728
https://toyotomi-onsen.com/

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