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Hakuba Himekawa Onsen
Staff Rating: 6
Location: Greater Hakuba
Telephone: 0261 72 3450

Also known as Tanjin, the water is very soft, but it is the view across the valley that is the real draw card for this onsen, fabulous. Located on the east side of the Oiti line.

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Obinata Onsen
Staff Rating: 5
Location: Hakuba Town
Telephone: 0261 72 3745

On the Olympic road, between Happo and Sarukura, this onsen is marked by the large rock next to it and is completely open air setting. Lap up the outdoors while you chill out in the relaxing waters.

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Daiichi Sato Onsen
Staff Rating: 5
Location: Hakuba Town
Telephone: 0261 72 5705

With rocks made of Teppei rock (indigenous to Nagano Prefecture), this onsen is located off the Olympic road near the Lawson/ petrol station junction, close to Happo main bus stop.

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Mimizuku Onsen
Staff Rating: 5
Location: Greater Hakuba
Telephone: 0261 72 6542

Just off the main road toward the Mimizuku Forest, this onsen has a large window that gives you a fabulous view of Hakuba's mountains.

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Iwatake Onsen
Staff Rating: 5
Location: Iwatake
Telephone: 0261 72 8304

Wanting a quick onsen before the bus arrives to take you back to Double Black. You can find this onsen at the bottom of the main run, across the car park. This is a simple onsen, which also has a sauna and laundry.

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Echo land Onsen
Staff Rating: 5
Location: Echo Land
Telephone: 0261 72 6686

Coming from the Happo village (as you enter Echo Land), you'll find it on the right hand side before you turn right onto the main strip in Echo Land. It has an outdoor as well as indoor onsen.

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Daini Sato Onsen
Staff Rating: 5
Location: Happo Village
Telephone: 0261 72 6541

Travelling towards Echo Land from Happo Village, on the road leading to the ski jump arena, this onsen is known for its unique hexagonal shape.

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Tsuga Onsen
Staff Rating: 5
Location: Tsugaike

Found at the bottom of the Tsugaike's Eve Gondola, why not come straight off the mountain and jump in before coming back to Double Black. Just remember not to miss the bus pick up.