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Nice place but a little pricey

Was quite excited to visit the Vale onsen as I heard it is kakenagashi onsen, which means that once... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
Singapore, Singapore

I don't go to a lot of onsens but I liked this one because you can tell they take care of it. A... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
Cairns, Australia
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24 Dec 2017
“Family friendly excellent location”
21 Jan 2017
“Overpriced less than average”
Enjoy the mineral rich water of The Vale Niseko Onsen, piped directly from a natural volcanic hot spring. Soaking in the nutritious waters is highly valued by the Japanese as beneficial to health and wellbeing, and a session in the deliciously hot...more
166-9 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081, Hokkaido
+81 136-21-5811
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Ski-in/ski-out western five star hotel in the heart of Hirafu village. Rooms are modern and spacious. The bed is comfortable and soft. Mentioning this as Japan hotel beds generally run firm to very firm. Onsen is functional. The outdoor onsen is enclosed so no views....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jones888
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Don't bother with this place . Totally in-authentic Very overpriced and very overrated I am an Onsen lover and this is to be avoided

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank mikefromnoosa
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Was quite excited to visit the Vale onsen as I heard it is kakenagashi onsen, which means that once water enters the bath, it does not go through recirculation, as well as Aesop amenities! Reached the place and found the reception easily. Paid for entrance...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank risxlene
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

If you'd like a quiet onsen with lovely toiletries and a designer feel, this is the place. It's beautiful. The indoor pool is the hotter of the two, but both not nearly as hot as the Yukoro, which is another good onsen in Hirafu. At...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Tistybus
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I don't go to a lot of onsens but I liked this one because you can tell they take care of it. A little expensive and a little small, but I think it's worth it for all the extras plus you know its clean

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank LJM2014
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This was the first and only onsen we visited in Niseko. We absolutely loved it and came back 3 days in a row. As we were staying in a hostel like lodge we honestly preferred to pay the onsen rate just to shower each day...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited today, we had very different experiences. She had clear clean water in her baths. The water in the men's side was so filthy with slimy green floating gunk and clumps of pubes that I couldn't even see the bottom of...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank changomutney
nisade-com, Public Relations Manager at The Vale Niseko Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

Hi changomutney, Thanks for your review and we are happy to hear that your partner enjoyed the female onsen at The Vale Niseko! I am sorry to hear that the men's side did not offer the same experience, and we would like to thank you...More

Reviewed 28 December 2015

There were a few of us who decided that we would have the afternoon off skiing and weren't really sure what to do. So glad we decided to visit The Vale Niseko onsen and rest out muscles in the mineral onsen they have. It is...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank hurryaway
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I've visited this onsen numerous times and it's always enjoyable and relaxing. It is on the smaller side but I've never had a problem with it feeling crowded, (I have always avoided Christmas and Chinese New Year though) water quality is amazing and it is...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank crux1
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is a small onsen as mentioned before, but I wanted to try it because the water is straight from the source and not filtered like so many others in the area. It's beautiful to look at, and both the indoor and outdoor pools are...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank ElleC2013
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