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languages: english / 日本語 / deutsch / ελληνικά / español (españa) / español  (américa latina) / français / bahasa indonesia / português /  한국어 / polski / русский / tiếng việt / 繁體中文 /  简体中文


one night, hot springs


haru is invited by her old friend manami to spend a night at the hot springs. all haru wants to do is enjoy the hot springs like everyone else, but she doesn't want to cause any trouble...

ONE NIGHT, HOT SPRINGS is a visual novel. play as haru, a young transgender woman, and join her at the hot springs in japan. 

content warning: this game is for all ages, but it discusses issues that a transgender woman in japan might face, which is a topic that can be sensitive and personal. also, please keep in mind that this takes place in japan with japanese characters. 

play time is ~30 minutes with seven endings total.

the game is free, but if you pay $3 or more, you can support me in my game-making adventures & also receive a little digital art collection!



  1. one night, hot springs
  2. last day of springs
  3. spring leaves no flowers



story/code/art by npckc
music by maxdotine & npckc 
se by pocket sound
translation by j8chi (esla), KyleHeren (ko), MinhvipKK (vi), 07thAscension (ru),  melanie asuna (de), Han Eun Seom (ptbr), Erlangga (id), Eiya (zh), Digenis (el), Chrysalide (fr), Gosi Syryjczyk (pl), saki (zhs)

special thanks to sdhizumi 

soundtrack can be downloaded here!
one night hot springs sound selection
one night hot springs sound selection 2


other things i've worked on can be found here! you can comment right here or on twitter with your thoughts.

if you like my work and want to support me,  you can buy me a coffee  or check out my patreon


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

one-night-hot-springs-win.zip 37 MB
Version 1.43
one-night-hot-springs-win-linux.zip 56 MB
Version 1.44
onsengame-1.44-linux.tar.bz2 42 MB
Version 1.44
one-night-hot-springs-osx.zip 38 MB
Version 1.44
one night, hot springs - art collection 3 MB
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i thought it was so cute!! definitely going to be downloading and playing the other two. :)

this game is so sweet. i wish it was like this in real life

so cute , liked it a lot

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super cute, heartwarming little visual novel that takes place in a better world.  finished all three games in a couple of days, and will check out their others!

I remember playing One Night Hot Springs a few years ago, and I remember it being so sweet! I’m so excited to learn there are sequels!

okay so i have a stupid question- since theres both a pc version for the game and a phone version, are they any different? which device is better\more recommended to play the game with?


not a stupid question! they're both essentially the same, so please play on the device you prefer to play on. 

i see! thank you so much!! 

This game is so cute! It took some effort to get all the endings but I finally completed it!! 

thanks for making this i played it on steam and it was great



plz help me

it would be her because haru is a woman. 

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hey so i may have soos'd up my game...i downloaded it off steam hoping to play it...but i misclicked some bizarre language and i was wondering how to change it back to english...i tried uninstalling and re-installing but no luck...i even clicked "forget this was on my account" and re-installed it...but nothing happened...did i like...fuck it up forever...? help!


Download it here :)


This game was probably one of the most inspirational games I've played in my lifetime. It was so moving and beautifully put together! Not only is the message behind the game great, but other things such at characterization, character design, plot development, and the music were great as well! Thank you so much for making this deeply touching game!


this series, specifically this game, has inspired me to make my very own visual novel. i love this game so deeply... thank you so much for making it.


A lovely game, thank you!


BRUH WHY YOU GOTTA MAKE SUCH A CUTE GAME IM GONNA CRY- (but seriously, I loved all the issues you brought up and how you delt with them so well. Keep making games!! :)

Lovely game! It surely made me reflect more about transgender issues. I got Erika ending 2!

Love this game, can someone tell me how to get the "good" end?

Thank you for making this gem of a game. It is a concise story that tells so much with such few words. Simply wonderful! :)

This game was adorable, all of the art work was so cute and I loved the story! Very heart-warming 


I am a transgender woman who did dialect research in Japan. I had to mingle with locals in small villages. Many times they asked me to go together to local hot springs, and I had to refuse with bad excuses.

It was powerful, moving and a bit uncanny playing a game about that experience. I am deeply grateful & recommend your work to everybody I know. I love how sensitive and cute it is. Thank you.


that sounds difficult, you are very inspiring to get through all that. :)


We just discussed your game on our podcast! Come check us out!

Episode 3: Visual Novels


I really enjoyed it, it was heartwarming and educational with cute art&music. I can't wait to play the rest of the series.


Thank you for making this game! It was great playing this lovely story. The characters felt so real and genuine. The dialogue was well written and story was special and unique. My partner and I learned a lot about Japanese culture and LGBTQ rights in japan. I highly recommend this game for anyone invested in character development and to play the rest of the games in the series. Like many people in the comments, i wished more people are as understanding as the people in the game.

Makes you wish that all real-life people were this understanding


Thank you


i was so surprised to see greek because ALL the games are in english and not that thats bad but it's nice to play a game in your native language at times

btw dope game

This is by far one of my favorite series from any creator ever. Thank you for writing about such a delicate subject with such care and respect.


Yay! I love this game, so cute! As a transwoman I can understand what is going on in Haru's mind....

Btw my fav ending is Erika 2. *-*


I absolutely love how you approach LGBTQ+ topics so naturally in your games, like it should be in real life. I'm tired of being seen as a freak or as a "special snowflake" by so many people, and your games make me feel so accepted. I discovered your works on Steam, and I'm absolutely in love. I do my best sharing your games with every friend I have, since I don't have much money to help. Keep being this amazing game dev you are, sometimes it may seem that it isn't much but you're changing the world for so many people. Have an amazing day!

aa i played the second one first without knowing owo 

luv the art though! <3


I found this game to be very enlightening on the challenges faced by transwomen :)

Aside from that, I found a typo in one of the scenes, specifically when Erika says, 'Want do you want?', which you can change to' 'What do you want?'.

Here is the scene in question for your reference


oh thanks for catching this! i'll change it in the next update


No problem, happy to help :)

Very lovely. The art style is so wonderfully delicate, and the dialog choices felt like they really allowed me to explore. Thank you for making this!

I dunno if you'll see this, but I just wanted you to know I found this game a couple weeks ago (on the google store--) and this game is the first of yours I found and it really made me fall in love with your games! On the store I only found this, the sequel, Lilac and Her Light, and A Hero and A Garden, so I was a little sad that was all, but I was looking around here and I came across a few familiar faces so I thought, 'why not check out their account here?' and I'm so, so, so glad I did, cause now there's all these games from you and I really can't wait to play and I just wanna say I really love your art style and your design style and just everything about your games!! 


Sorry for wasting your time, I just really felt I had to say something and let you know I love your games ^^;;


thanks for the comment! i haven't been able to port all my games to android so i'm glad you were able to find my games here. 

thank you for this game :,)


[brazillian person, bad english alert] 

man, what a nice game.

I can't tell exactly what I felt while playing it.  I told my friend about it and she saw herself as Haru. I guess it explains a lot about the topic, showing points of view and making us understand how trans people feel about situations and some questions.  

The art is very cute too.

I feel bad for not having money to help the creator, tho... but I really enjoyed their work. I hope they make more and more cute games like this.

I'm a month late but, in this comment, your English is perfect.

I wouldn't say perfect, but they do talk like a native speaker.


What a lovely game. My girlfriend and I are both transgender so this story really speaks to me. It was a wonderful story, I adore Haru very much and I am glad she got to go into the hot spring. <3

Super cute and wholesome, i really enjoyed this game, its art,its story and everything else.

even tho i accidentally stumbled onto this game, it was so good that i HAD to make an account to comment!!

the art is super cute & the plot(?) (sorry, i dont know much about games ^^;;) helped me experience a new perspective! thank u so much for making this game :D <3

This was such a delight to play. It felt personal and intimate in a way that can be hard to achieve. Haru's experiences and feelings are clearly her own, but it's also clear that they probably aren't very unusual. (And the art style! I ooh'd and aah'd all the way through at the cute art.)

Thank you for making and sharing it!

Hi npckc, 

I just wanted to say, thank you for making this game. It's just the type of game I've really come to admire: small events offering deep and sensitive reflections on real life issues and concerns. I could feel the weight of every question that was imposed onto Haru and found it a very powerful storyline to play through.

I think it's important for players to realise that it is set in Japan and present Japanese characters and customs, so interpretations of this VN should be considerate of this cultural distinction. Thank you again npckc for this sensitive exploration into the life of a transgender girl. (My sister and I recorded a video of our read through and comments.)

This artstyle is perfect. Can't wait to play this.

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