Takaragawa Onsen: Wonderful Day Trip Onsen from Tokyo
Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku: Picturesque Onsen Destination from Tokyo!
Japanese hot spring: Onsen(温泉) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Japan among foreign visitors. There are over 3,000 Onsen spots in the whole country from north to south, and some of them can be easily visited from Tokyo for a day trip. One of the most popular Onsen spots from Tokyo is Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku which is located in Minakami Onsen area, Gunma Prefecture.
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Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku (宝川温泉 汪泉閣) is a true Onsen gem located in Minakami Onsen area which is in the deep mountain of northern Gunma Prefecture. It’s one of the best Onsen for a day trip from Tokyo. The easiest way to access there from Tokyo is by JR Joetsu Shinkansen from Tokyo station to Jomokogen Station (approx 1.5 hours), then take a bus towards Minakami Station and change bus towards Takaragawa Onsen Iriguchi. There is free shuttle bus service available to Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku from Jomokogen Station (at 1pm and 3pm) and Minakami Station (3pm) daily (advanced reservation is required).
Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku offers the specious open-air outdoor bath, which is one of the largest in Japan. The bath is located along the stream of Tone River surrounded by beautiful rich nature which displays a stunning scenery in each season.
There are 5 kinds of baths at Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku including 4 outdoor bath (3 for mixed gender, 1 for female only) and 1 indoor bath (male and female separate). At mixed gender bath, visitors are allowed to use provided towels to cover their bodies rather than going completely naked, and this is one of the reasons why Takaragawa Onsen is especially popular among foreign visitors.
Not only that Takaragawa Onsen has a beautiful scenic Onsen bath, but the quality of the hot spring water is also notable and has considerably several great effects to body and health such as Neuralgia, Muscle Pain, Arthritis, Coldness, and more.
Besides Onsen bath, Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku is a traditional Japanese hotel (Ryokan) that offers cozy and elegant guest rooms with authentic Japanese cuisine. The rate starts around 15,000 yen per person per night. The onsen bath is available for daily use, but if you have time, it’s ideal to stay over and indulge yourself with this gorgeous Onsen retreat. Onsen bath is available for 24 hours for overnight guests.
If you wish to have the most amazing Onsen experience in Japan, Takaragawa Onsen is one of the best places in Japan, moreover you can access there from Tokyo even for a day trip!
-Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku (宝川温泉汪泉閣)
Address : 1899 Fujiwara, Minakami Town, Tone-gun, Gunma Prefecture
Access: free shuttle bus service available to Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku from Jomokogen Station (at 1pm and 3pm) and Minakami Station (3pm) daily (advanced reservation is required)
Or take a regular bus available from Minakami Station which leaves twice daily at 10:45 and 13:35 (30 mins, 1,150 yen)
Rates: Daily use 1,500 yen /Stay 15,000 yen ~
Hours: 9:00～17:00 (for daily users)
Official Website: https://www.takaragawa.com/english.html
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