Hot springs are dotted all around Nikko. Geothermal activity bubbling under the area heats Nikko’s subterranean water sources, creating many refreshing and rejuvenating natural onsen.
Onsen baths are commonly found at hotels and ryokan, but visitors do not need to be guests to enjoy them. Even day-trippers to Nikko are encouraged to visit and try many of these invigorating hot springs for themselves.
Wide variety of onsen
Hot springs in Nikko come in all types, from resorts with a large selection of baths to quaint, rural onsen towns for a more rustic experience.
The most popular, built up onsen areas host many hotels, ryokan and public baths. Pedestrians can rest at free ashiyu, or foot baths. Smaller onsen villages nestled in the mountains are harder to reach, but their secluded beauty is well worth the adventure.