Horoshin Spa - Hokkaido

Horoshin Spa, also called Horoshin Onsen (ほろしん温泉), is Numata’s most famous hot spring hotel. It is located at 377 Horoshin, in the town of Numata in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.


Horoshin Spa

Horoshin Spa details

Horoshin Spa was discovered by the chief priest of Eitokuji in 1928, who believed it was a sacred Kannon water. After a water quality analysis test was conducted in 1963, it was confirmed that the water was effective for neuralgia, rheumatism, and diabetes. Since then, it has evolved into a famous hot spring destination.

Horoshin Spa - Numata town, Hokkaido Prefecture

At the Horoshin Spa, you can soak in the simple sulfur cold spring water that has a faint scent of sulfur. Not only it warms your body and revitalizes your skin, but it also offers a beautiful and serene view of the Shokan mountain range and the Horoni Tachibetsu River. Soaking in the open-air bath while enjoying the breath of nature on your bare skin is an experience that you won't forget.

Horoshin Spa facade

Inside Horoshin Spa

Some rooms of Horoshin Spa

Horoshin Spa Onsen

Horoshin Spa Outdoor Onsen

Horoshin Spa Outdoor Onsen at night

Horoshin Spa indoor onsen

Try the electric onsen

Horoshin Spa accommodates 32 rooms, including Western-style rooms, Japanese-style rooms, and Japanese-Western-style rooms. Every room has a tranquil ambiance filled with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. The minimalistic design and use of natural materials reflect the aesthetic of traditional Japanese architecture.

Team Nicerio at Horoshin Spa

My family and I first visited Horoshin Spa on September 9, 2022, as part of our September 9-11 Road Trip. It was my 312th day in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. As part of our trip, we tried the onsen of Horoshin Spa to freshen up after pitching our tent and before calling it a day at the Sato Auto Campground of Firefly.

Horoshin Spa Fees:

One-day Bathing Fee

The one-day bathing fee is 500 yen for adults, 250 yen for children, and free for children under elementary school age.

If you wish to stay for the night, then you should check out the rates in this 👉 LINK 👈.

Horoshin Spa Operating Hours:

Day Trip Bathing - 10:00 - 22:00
Large public bath 6:00 - 24:00
Open-air bath 6:00 - 24:00
Sauna 10:00 - 22:00
Dressing room cleaning time is 9:00 00-10:00

Why visit Horoshin Spa?

Overall, Horoshin Spa is an ideal place to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate your body and mind. Soak in the hot spring water that has been known for years for its efficacy, and enjoy the serene surroundings that will help you forget your hectic daily life. If you're looking for a destination that offers an authentic Japanese experience with modern amenities, Horoshin Spa is the perfect place for you.

Getting to Horoshin Spa


To get to the Horoshin Spa, you have several options depending on your starting point. Here are the estimated travel times and routes from different locations:

By car:

From Asahikawa: Take Route 12 and drive for approximately 60 minutes.

From Fukagawa: Follow Route 233, it will take you around 30 minutes.

From Rumoi: Take Route 233 as well, and it will take you approximately 40 minutes.

From Sapporo: Drive on Route 275, it will take you around 120 minutes.

Please note that these travel times are estimates and can vary depending on traffic conditions and other factors. It's always a good idea to check for any road closures or delays before embarking on your journey.

By train or bus:

There is no public transportation going directly to Horoshin Spa. However, if you are traveling in a group of 20 people or more, you might want to try their free shuttle bus service. 

To qualify for the free shuttle bus service, please note the following conditions:

Group Size: The free pick-up service is available for groups consisting of 20 people or more.

Location: We provide pick-up within a 50-kilometer radius of the hot spring area, which includes Asahikawa, Rumoi, Fukagawa, and Takikawa.

To arrange for the shuttle bus service, please feel free to contact them at TEL: 0164-35-1188. Their dedicated staff will be happy to assist you in scheduling your pick-up and providing any additional information you may need. However, the staff might have little English conversation skills. 




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