Asarigawa Onsen

Back room of Otaru: Secluded Hot Spring Surrounded by Mountains

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Asarigawa Onsen is located in Otaru, Hokkaido.

As it is surrounded by mountains, it is called “Back room of Otaru.”

Lake Otarunai, a manmade lake as part of Asari dam, is a perfect place for picnic and walking.

With some facilities including tennis courts, it has an atmosphere of a resort hotel.

The view of Otaru from here is stunning.

This is a convenient location that can be a base of sightseeing for Otaru Canal, Mount Tengu Ropeway, Central Market, etc.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Asarigawa Onsen is a relatively new hot spring that was established in 1954.

They say that the presence of this hot spring was found when someone saw deer was bathing.

It is sodium calcium chloride spring that offers wide range of health benefits that is effective on neuralgia, muscle pain, female disorders and sensitivity to cold.

A public bath “Yuragi-no-Yu” is also available.
  • Spring Qualities

    Chloride hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Osteoarthritis Neuralgia Muscle stiffness Coldness Hemorrhoidal pain Recovery from fatigue


Access by public transportation.

Approx. 15 min by bus bound for "Asarigawa Onsen" from Otaru Chikko Station on JR Hokkido

Access by car

Approx. 5 min driving from Asari

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