Sukayu Onsen


Sukayu is a mountainous hot spring that has been accessible for over 300 years. The facility is a timber building, the oldest in Hakkoda area. The hot spring was the first to be appointed as the People’s Recreation Hot Spring in 1954. The area is surrounded by great wilderness such as Mt. Hakkoda, Suiren Numa Pond, and Jogakura Gorge. In the winter, Sukayu is filled with skiers and snowboarders while in the spring, summer, and fall, the hot spring welcomes trekkers and hikers.

Sukayu features three baths, a co-ed, a female-only, and a male-only bath. The baths are all natural with water flowing directly from the source. The most famous “Senjin Buro”, the bath of a thousand bathers, is a massive co-ed bath with the size of 248㎡ (2669 sq. feet). The guest rooms in the ryokan facility are styled in traditional Japanese with a veranda and tokonoma (an alcove where art or flowers are displayed). The extended-stay facility houses simple rooms in Japanese style as well.

The inn restaurant “Onimenan”, guests can enjoy the local cuisine sukayu soba and ginger miso bamboo oden (Japanese style stewed vegetables and dumplings).

Hot Spring Water Composition / Acidic sulfate spring

Hot Spring Benefits / Rheumatoid, nerve pain, intestinal diseases, female-specific disorders, constipation, asthma

The Beech Bath “Sennin Buro”

“Sennin Buro”, the bath of a thousand bathers, received the name from its great size. The bath is made with beech wood and has charmed bath lovers of all ages. On cold winter days, the bath area fills with white steam, creating the nostalgic feel of an old hot spring. The popular bath has been shown on television and in magazines numerous times. Though it is normally mixed bathing, there is an allotted time during the day for female bathers only.

General Information

Telephone Number
Opening Times
[One Day Onsen /Beech Sennin Buro (co-ed)]
7:00~17:30(*8:00~9:00 is female-only)

Tamanoyu (Separated by Gender)

[Check-in] 15:00~
[Check-out] ~10:00
[One Day Onsen]
*Must select either Senjin buro or Tamanoyu

[Onsen with usage of Rest area ¥1000]
*Guests can enter both baths without any limitation and we provide a rental towel. The rest area is also available for use. (Hours for Rest Area 9:00~15:00)

[Room Rates]
Price varies by plan
JR Aomori Station or JR Shin-Aomori Station
↓JR Bus Mizuumi-go 80 minute ride (¥1,360)
Get off at Sukayu Onsen Mae Stop
*There is no direct bus from Aomori Airport to Sukayu.
Website trip advisor

Basic Information

  • Multilingual
  • Multilingual
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Contactless
  • Tax Free
  • Parking Lot
  • Barrier-Free
  • Barrier-Free

COVID-19 Prevention

  • Face Masks
  • Sanitizing
  • Temperature
  • Physical


This attraction on sample itineraries

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Breathtaking Scenic Route
Autumn 1night 2day route
Autumn 1night 2day route
Aomori Highlights 4-Day Tour
Aomori Highlights 4-Day Tour

Nearby sightseeing spots

Hakkoda Hotel
Hakkoda Hotel
Hotel Jogakura
Hotel Jogakura
Jogakura Ohashi Bridge
Jogakura Ohashi Bridge
Hakkoda Ski Area
Hakkoda Ski Area
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NOTICE: Partial closure of North Hakkoda trails

CAUTION: Asian black bear alert in effect in Aomori Prefecture

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