Hokkaido's Hot Springs Can Help You Burn Calories and Get Smoother Skin

The waters are said to have healing properties.

Dai-Ichi Takimotokan
55 Noboribetsuonsencho, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido Prefecture
Contact: +81- 1-4384-2111
Price (One day trip customer): Adult/¥2,000, Child/¥1,000 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.); Adult/¥1,500, Child/¥750 (4 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Japan is known for its onsen or hot springs, and one of Japan's leading hot spring resorts happens to have nine of them. Noboribetsu Onsen offers a variety of hot springs inspired by Dai-Ichi Takimotokan, an established Japanese-style hotel. Here, we round up different onsen suggestions for the kind of experience you're looking for.

For those who enjoy the smell of onsen
The combination of sulfur and hydrogen sulfide is what's behind the famous scent of these waters. While some call it the smell of rotten eggs, there are actually people who dig the smell of cloudy acidic hot water, specifically, “acidic sulfur-containing (sodium)—sulfate acid.” This kind of onsen can be found in the Noboribetsu area and at Dai-Ichi Takimotokan, and it's used for Bihada No Yu, also known as The Beautiful Skin Spa.

It is said that the sulfur component has positive effects on the blood vessels and can also whiten the skin. It also helps prevent arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, chronic skin disease, among others.

For those who want smooth and moisturized skin
Generally, an onsen contains sodium bicarbonate ingredients, which are beneficial to the skin. Dai-Ichi Takimotokan uses this onsen for Bijin No Yu or The Beauty Spa.

For those who want to reduce their sensitivity to cold and burn calories
An onsen that contains a lot of salt has a lot of benefits. It will keep your body warm for a long period of time and increase its heat-retaining effect. It's also said that the heat of the onsen can help burn calories, treat rheumatism, and provide relief for people who are sensitive to the cold.

Noboribetsu Onsen and Dai-Ichi Takimotokan use the Sodium · Calcium – Chloride Spring for Netsu No Yu, Oni No Yu, and Iyashi No Yu.

These are only three of the nine kinds of onsen in Noboribetsu Onsen. Why don’t you visit Dai-Ichi Takimotokan the next time you’re in Japan to discover the rest of the hot springs and find the right one for you?

Provided by Japan Walker™, Hokkaido Walker™ (25 August 2017)

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