It’s widely touted Japan has – or at least had – over 500 ski resorts at one point in time. However, this number is dwarfed by what is an equally enticing reason to visit the country, that being, the number of Onsens. While an exact number is just as hard to find as the number of ski resorts in operation, there are reportedly over 30,000 naturally occurring hot springs throughout the volcanic island and up to 3,000 designated Onsens. Almost scalding, mineral rich, geothermal water not only cures the bumps and bruises resulting from a day on the slopes, some go so far as to say they, “cure every illness but lovesickness.” While we haven’t exactly proven the latter, we reckon they’re not far off and have gone to the trouble of listing our top 10 picks in Niseko – with more Onsen offerings at other top resorts to come! Dive in (figuratively) below. Yugokoro-tei aka Niseko Annupuri Onsen is a short 10-minute drive from Hirafu and is one of the area’s most enjoyable Onsen experiences. However, it’s not to be taken lightly and is very much on the hot side of this list, since the hot spring mineral water leaves its source from the southern foot of Mt Annupuri, at a scorching 56.4 degre...