Akanko Onsen is considered to be the origin of hand baths that are now across Japan. There is one next to Katori Crafts Shop features a hand bath made of rock basin. The other one which is in front of Kanko-do Crafts Shop is called "Owl Hand Bath" which is made of hallowed Japanese elm tree. The name owl originates from the Blakiston’s fish owl considered to be a protector of the Ainu Kotan village.
- Akancho Akankonsen, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaido
- About 110 minutes from JR Kushiro station by bus
About 80 minutes from JR Kushiro station by car
About 60 minutes from Kushiro Airport by car
- Hours (Season)
- Regular Closures
- The natural hot spring hand bath flowing all year round.
- ◯(Pay parkings are nearby)