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a nice free onsen in the middle of nature

We have been renting a car to travel around Hokkaido. This gives us a lot of freedom to drive from... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Helsinki, Finland
via mobile
Great stop after hiking

It is the begining and the end of the hike to Mt. Rausu. If you are doing that it is a greate way... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2014
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  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
13 Jul 2018
“Nice but not worth the price”
15 Nov 2017
“Iwaobetsu Onsen Rotenburo was not open for summer season 2017”
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

It's 1000 to enter and another 400 to rent shorts to go outside. They're the only game in town and they know it. It was the most expensive and most ordinary onsen I visited.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JayBeeCA
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Unfortunately this rotenburo, operated by the hotel Chinohate, was closed in 2016 and did not reopen in 2017. When we went to visit in September 2017 we were told by the adjacent Kinoshita mountain hut that there is talk of the hotel reopening in 2018...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JohnD209
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My fiancée and I went here one night to relax after the Five Lakes walk. There is almost no English (and by that I mean one sign in the entire place written in English). This is not a whinge, as I get that this is...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Georgia R
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We have been renting a car to travel around Hokkaido. This gives us a lot of freedom to drive from one place to another. We found the iwaobetsu onsen very easily as it was well indicated by a road sign. There are enough spots to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

It is the begining and the end of the hike to Mt. Rausu. If you are doing that it is a greate way to end the hike by soaking in the hot water. There are 2 places to do it the first one had people...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank zhac
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