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Nyuto Onsenkyo consists of seven hot springs at Nyuto piedmont of Towada Hachimantai National Park. It has been one of the most popular hot spring areas since the Edo period and the most famous one is Tsurunoyu Onsen whose feature is milky white, hot water. But each of the seven hot springs has different spring sources and every hot spring has unique features. Besides, you can enjoy flavorful food in your accommodation such as hotpot made using local produce from the mountains.
- Tazawako, Senboku-shi, Akita
- Contact No.
- 50 minutes by bus from JR Line Tazawako station
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Half day
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In Nyuto Onsenkyo, Tsurunoyu Onsen has the longest history and has been around since the Edo period. It's beautiful, and has an intense charm as you see milky white hot spring give off steam with the old Japanese-style building in the background. You can also enjoy a star-filled night sky and excellent local cuisine of Akita.
Try Seven Onsen in One Day
Not only Tsurunoyu Onsen but seven other hot springs such as Kuroyu Onsen where you can see the hot spring well up, or Kyuka-mura Nyuto Onsenkyo which is surrounded by a beautiful beech forest, each have various features. Bathing fees are less than 1,000 yen in all hot springs.
Enjoy the Sight of Snow from the Open-air bath
Nyuto Onsenkyo sees immense snow in winter. It's very cold but you can enjoy beautiful snowscapes. There is nothing but snow and icicles which hang from the roof. It's a fantastic, magical scene. Why don't you savor this amazing view of snowscapes while you relax in a hot spring and experience being in a different world!
Outdoor hot spring surrounded by autumn leaves
You can see beautiful autumn leaves usually from mid- to late October. Taenoyu Onsen, which has an outdoor bath, along the mountain stream is the best spot for autumn leaves. Another amazing one is Kuroyu Onsen where you will feel like you are being surrounded by a forest full of autumn leaves as you relax in the hot spring.
In Nyuto Onsenkyo, you can buy "Nyuto Onsenkyo Yu-meguri-cho" which allows you to enter each of the seven hot spring facilities once. It costs 1,550 yen and is effective period for one year from the purchase date. We recommend this for people who visit many hot springs because you can take a bus named Yu-meguri-go which does loops around Nyuto Onsenkyo and you can use it as many times as you want.