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Oyasukyo Daifunto is a ravine where 98℃ or 208℉ boiling water spouts from cracks in the cliff's walls. It is located in Oyasukyo Onsen (hot springs) in the deep mountains of Akita prefecture. This ravine was formed by the river which has very warm water near the source of the hot spring. The ravine is surrounded by abundant nature, and it is known for beautiful lush green leaves in the spring and stunning autumn colors in the fall. In the winter, the white color of the snow and the steam covers the area, making it a mysterious scene. Visitors can't bath here, but there are inns at the upper reaches of the river where they can.
- Minase Aza Aratokoro, Yuzawa-shi, Akita
- Contact No.
- 60-min bus ride on Ugo Kotsu Bus (bound for Oyasu Onsen) from JR Yuzawa Station to Kawarayu. A short walk from the bus stop.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Open all the time
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Admission fee
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A Ravine Where Boiling Water and Steam Spout
At Oyasukyo Daifunto, 98℃ or 208℉ of boiling water and steam spout out with a gushing sound. This ravine was formed by a rapidly moving river. You will witness the mysterious nature of the earth. Visitors can look down from a 60-meter-high bridge and see the spouting boiling water. There are a few foot baths in the area where you can take a break.
Beautiful Autumn Colors in the Ravine
Having a number of water falls, Oyasukyo Daifunto abounds with natural beauty. It is especially amazing in the season of autumn leaves. The combination of the white steam, the water falls and colorful leaves is breathtaking.
A Magical Snowscape in the Winter
The ravine is dusted with snow in the winter, displaying a totally different scene. Numerous icicles called shigakko form everywhere because of the steam rising from the ravine. Shigakko Matsuri (Icicle festival) is held in every winter, and the icicles are lit up at night. It has fun attractions, such as an ice bar and winter fireworks. You will enjoy a magical show of snow and lights.