Our Guide to Onsen Etiquette in Japan

Niseko is home to many onsens (hot springs), including our very own Ki Onsen. To start you on your onsen experience here is our must-read guide to onsen etiquette. You'll be pleased to have read it to take the guess-work out of this authenic Japanese experience.

1. Remove All Clothes

Do not wear any clothing or bathing suits in the onsen.

2. Wash First

To preserve the purity of the onsen, cleanse yourself and rinse off soap completely before entering.

3. Be Courteous

Bathe courteously and refrain from jumping, splashing, swimming, shouting, or otherwise disturbing fellow guests.

4. Soak only yourself

Keep your towel and all other items out of the onsen.

5. Keep hair up

Long hair must be kept tied up and out of the water.

Ki Onsen.

Keep long hair tied up when you soak in an onsen.

6. Be sober

For your health, refrain from using the onsen or sauna when intoxicated.

7. No eating or drinking

Please do not eat or drink in onsen. Why not enjoy a delicious dinner at An Dining afterward instead!

8. No photos

Respect people's privacy. Cameras or cell phones are not allowed in onsen.

9. Dry off

Wipe off excess water with your face towel before stepping into the changing room.

For more information, visit our Ki Onsen page.

View our Onsen Etiquette Guide.