Hinoki Onsen bath gets its name from the use of hinoki, Japan’s most prized cypress wood once reserved strictly for royalty, and used for building palaces, temples and shrines. This precious wood releases mineral oils with soothing scents, anti-bacterial properties and many other therapeutic benefits.
We have gathered a total of 5 different bath salt choices for different aromatherapy and other health benefits for your needs.
1. Ryujin Onsen Bath
Ryujin Onsen is situated in the flowing water of the Hidaka River, filled with the fragrance of the surrounding woods in a natural setting. This soothing onsen bath has a milky peach water with the aroma of clean, wild cherry blossom. Great for nourishing and rejuvenating your skin.
2. Nigorigo Onsen Bath
Located at an altitude of 1800 meters on top of Mount Mitaki, Nogorigo is surrounded by the rural beauty lush forest. This onsen bath salt has an interesting milky orange water, with the aroma of refreshing citrus. Great for relief of digestive problems.
3. Noboribetsu Onsen Bath
Noboritbetsu is one of Japan’s most unique hot spring resorts and arguably the most popular hot spring in Hokkaido. This onsen bath salt has a luminous milky white water, with the aroma of crisp, clean air. Excellent for pure relaxation of the mind and body.
4. Yamashiro Onsen Bath
Yamashiro is in a beautiful hot spring region of Japan and is believed to have been discovered 1300 years ago. This onsen bath has a milky blue water, with the flowery aroma of a sweet iris. It is excellent for relieving fatigue.
5. Kurokawa Onsen Bath
Kurokawa is considered one of the best onsen villages in Japan, located near Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu, surrounded by beautiful mountains. This onsen bath has a milky green water, with a gentle wildflower fragrance. Helps to promote better blood circulation.
*Bath salt is subjected to availability.