Onsens are a uniquely Japanese past time and are a great way to soak your tired ski muscles in mineral rich water.
The Vale Niseko Onsen located on Level 1 offers you a truly authentic Japanese indoor and outdoor onsen experience. The hours of operation are 7am to 10.30pm (last entry at 10pm) with a brief cleaning intermission during the day (times vary).
The cost of entry to the swimming pool and onsen is 1000yen.
The onsen water in the Niseko region is denoted in the top 40 onsens in Japan. There are 19 different onsen areas surrounding Mt Annupuri that boast amazing onsen water. The Vale Niseko onsen is known as a Kakenagashi hotspring. This is one of the most desirable types of onsen as the hot mineral water is not filtered or reticulated. The water flows through the bath and back into the ground where it is filtered naturally by the stoney subsoils before making its way back into the natural reservoirs that feed the onsen, naturally repeating the process.
The onsen in The Vale Niseko is a Natrium based Calcium and Magnesium enriched bath. It is naturally carbonated and provides bathers with a premium bathing experience. The benefits of soaking in the onsen at The Vale Niseko far exceed just a relaxing experience, the following conditions are alleviated through a soak in the natural Natrium laced waters: neuralgic pain, muscle ache, joint ache, health enhancement, skin conditions, increasing body temperature to healthy levels, burnt skin, frozen shoulder, motor paralysis, remove bruising, relief of pain caused by fracture injury, relief of chronic digestive symptom, healing of cuts and abrasions.
Further images can be found at Niseko onsen page of The Vale Niseko website.