I did not stay at the pension which is next to the Onsen. Went there for the onsen itself and it's the most authenthic and traditional one you will find in Hirafu. Outdoor and indoor hot pools. The outdoor pool is probably the best in Hirafu as you are in the open and can enjoy the snowflakes falling on your face whilst you soak in the hot onsen water.
I do find it's slightly lacking in facilities like a sauna or even a cold pool. However, if all you're looking for is an onsen that's cheap and has hot pools, you won't go wrong here. Especially if you're staying in the lower village.
Bring your own towels and save 300 yen on renting them.
- Also Known As:
- Onsen Yukoro Japan/Hokkaido - Kutchan-Cho