Nyuto Onsen: the Hidden Onsen Village in Northern Japan

Nyuto Onsen : the rustic hot springs village in the forest of Akita Prefecture

Nyuto Onsen (乳頭温泉) is an Onsen district within the Towada-Hachimantai National Park in Akita Prefecture, Tohoku region. This hidden hot springs resort is located in the deep inside of the forest, and it’s rich in natural hot springs. There are 8 traditional Ryokan style accommodations with open air onsen baths.

Nyuto Onsen district is known for the traditional northern countryside look and its nostalgic and rustic atmosphere. As Akita prefecture experiences heavy snow every year during winter, the surrounding area is covered by snow fully, and the views from outdoor baths are just spectacular. Even if you do not have time to stay over the night, most of accommodations in Nyuto Onsen accept day-visitors with entrance fee to use their baths. Having said that, it is very much recommended to stay at one of accommodations over night to enjoy the very traditional Japanese inn with delicious local cuisine.

If you wish to have a very traditional Japanese hot spring experience in snow, Nyuto Onsen is definitely the best choice.


Access: Bus from JR Tazawako Station (50 mins)

▼Info for Ryokans in Nyuto Onsen Village ▼

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