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Fantastic to sit in a hot spring in the middle of nature - all the greenery around me when I was there. A couple of big pools. You need to walk down a set of stairs to get to the washing area before you enter...More
This place used to be beautiful naturally. Now they have built tunnels in full view in order to hide the men's section . This totally destroy the ambience of the place. Such a pity because the onsen is in such a beautiful natural location, surrounded...More
Lovely place for a few days, very low key/relaxing. Wonderful bathing onsen options around town for post walk relaxation and enough decent hotels and restaurants to make for a pleasant few days.
For the less physically demanding visit you can take cables all the way...More
Zao onsen is a small town, with maddeningly, flowing hot spring water everywhere. Best to ask the tourist information for a map to go to the most picturesque onsen. It's about 20 minutes or more to get there, and you can soak your sores away....More
The Hotsprings in December was amazing!
The place was covered in white snow, with regular snow fall providing a constant cover of white powder. The location is about 3 hours from Tokyo via bullet train (11k Yen one way), which is an experience in itself....More
8 Thank KingBee32
Takahata-machi Higashiokitama-gun, Yamagata, Japan