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Hot Spring Accommodation Kawayu Kanko Hotel

Kawayu Kanko Hotel
Enjoy Kawayu’s beautiful scenery directly from the panoramic hot spring.

Kawayu Kanko Hotel provides both Western and Japanese-style rooms allowing guests to have a pleasant and relaxing stay. The large panoramic hot spring bath is open 24 hours a day. Since the water has a strong acidic quality, it removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth and young. When the weather is nice, you can also see the source of Kawayu Onsen's hot spring, Mt. Iwosan.

Soak away the weariness of travel in the hot spring and then go out enjoy the outdoors! Especially recommended is the canoe cruise, which lets you explore the depths of Mother Nature.

Facility Outline

Closed:Open daily throughout the year
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee
Day Tickets for Bathing Facilities:Available / 13:00 – 21:00
Water Types:Acidic sulfur spring
Foreign Languages Accommodated:English, Chinese
Address:1-2-30 Kawayu Onsen, Teshikaga Town, Kawakami County, Hokkaido
The view of Mt. Iwosan from Rotenburo (outdoor bath)
The view of Mt. Iwosan from Rotenburo (outdoor bath)
The "Local Food Buffet" — Homemade food made with local ingredients
Message from the Facility
Because all of the hotels in the Kawayu Onsen area pipe in natural hot spring water directly from the source, here you can truly enjoy the local hot springs. Kawayu Onsen’s hot spring water is very acidic (around 1.8 pH), so it has disinfecting benefits and makes your skin feel smooth. At Kawayu Kanko Hotel, we have baths prepared at three different water temperatures (hot, medium, and low), which allows you to enjoy Kawayu Onsen to the fullest. For dinner, we offer a popular "Local Food Buffet" in the first floor dining hall. During your stay, make sure you also enjoy the wonderful sights of Akan-Mashu National Park, such as the sea of clouds and beautiful night sky at Lake Mashu and the white blossoms of the rhododendron colonies at Mt. Iwosan.

Yasuo Nakajima, President/CEO