Teshio Onsen Yubae - Hokkaido

Teshio Onsen Yubae (てしお温泉 夕映) is a 3-star hotel that is popular for its onsen baths. It is located at 5807-5 Sakarikishi, in the town of Teshio in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Teshio Onsen Yubae

Teshio Onsen Yubae details

According to the official website of Teshio Onsen Yubae, the hot spring has been known since ancient times, and it was officially designated as a hot spring in 1924. As for the establishment of the Teshio Onsen Yubae resort itself, I was still looking for a specific date for when it was built.

Teshio Onsen Yubae (てしお温泉 夕映

Teshio Onsen Yubae as seen from Kagaminuma Seaside Park at night.

Teshio Onsen Yubae as seen from Kagaminuma Seaside Park in the morning

てしお温泉 夕映

Ella posing with the RX-78.2 Gundam Manhole Cover

RX-78.2 Gundam Manhole Cover

However, based on records, it appears that the Teshio Onsen Yubae's hotel was extensively renovated in April 2018. It was transformed into a modern hotel to promote tourism in Teshio. It currently offers single, double, twin, and Japanese-style guest rooms that can accommodate various visitors, from business travelers to tourists. In addition, the hotel now has a conference room for small group meetings and a multipurpose space that can hold an event for many people.

Colored Teshio manhole cover

Teshio Onsen Yubae building floor map

Rental bikes

Teshio Onsen Yubae lobby

One of the highlights of the newly renovated hotel is its guest lounge. It's open 24 hours a day and is one of the best places in the hotel to view the sunset over the Sea of Japan. It is also a popular place for visitors who often stay after taking a dip in the onsen.

One of the rooms inside Teshio Onsen Yubae's hotel

Teshio Onsen Yubae rest lounge

On the subject of onsen. Teshio Onsen Yubae has both Japanese and Western hot springs. For those with little children, there is also a separate family bath. The good thing about this place is that you can try out the onsen without reservation or without booking a room. You can read about the rates below.

Teshio Onsen Yubae outdoor onsen

Teshio Onsen Yubae indoor onsen

What sets Teshio Onsen Yubae's hot spring apart from the other hot springs in the prefecture is its rare dark brown hot spring with an overpowering ammonia scent. However, it is said that it can make one’s skin beautiful and youthful looking. Now it answers why most of the locals in Teshio look younger.

Team Nicerio visits Teshio Onsen Yubae

My family and I visited the Teshio History Museum for the first time last August 12, 2022which was my 41st week here in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. It was one of the destinations that we visited on the 1st day of our 5-day Drive Up North Road Trip. Although we didn't stay in the hotel as we were camping at the nearby Kagaminuma Seaside Park, we could try its famed onsen. To be honest with you, my wife and I had mixed reactions to our onsen experience. One of us was not that pleased with the strong sulfuric smell of the onsen but one of us enjoyed it a lot. Regardless, Teshio Onsen Yubae's onsen is something that you should try when you are in town. 

Teshio Onsen Yubae Rates:

Here's the rate for the onsen usage

This only covers the onsen usage. To reserve or book the rooms please click this LINK.

Onsen day trip usage fee: Adults (junior high school and above) pay 600 yen, while elementary school pupils and under are free.

If you are planning to use the onsen frequently then you should avail of the Discount Ticket which costs:

5,100 yen for 10 tickets

24,400 yen for 50 tickets

Rental Items

Bath towel 200 yen

Face towel 150 yen

Nylon towel 200 yen

Teshio Onsen Yubae Operating Hours

Weekdays – 11 AM to 10 PM (last entry is at 9 PM)

Weekends – 10 AM to 10 PM (last entry is at 9 PM)

Why visit Teshio Onsen Yubae?

Teshio Kamen and the famed Teshio basket clam / shijimi

If you can bear the scent of sulfur and you believe that it can make you look beautiful and young then make sure to visit Teshio Onsen Yubae. Aside from the onsen, you can also eat at the restaurant. Don’t miss out on the Shijimi Ramen which is Teshio’s unique ramen.

Getting to Teshio Onsen Yubae

From Toyotomi Station in the town of Toyotomi, you can ride the Engan Bus going to Haboro or Rumoi. There is a bus stop right at the entrance of the Teshio Onsen Yubae. 

Travel time: 1 hour
Fare: 780 yen




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  1. The Japanese onsen culture is something that I really wanted to experience when I visit Japan in the future.

    1. Please try it when you visit Japan. It's going to be very awkward at first but it's definitely fun.


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