Breathtaking scenic beauty, gourmet cuisine, and warm hospitality await.Well-known, healing hot springs you’ll want to visit.
Hot spring hotels imparting a sense of Japanese tradition and culture
Nyuto Hot Spring Village in Akita can be counted as one of the best-known hot springs in Tohoku. The oldest of the 8 hot spring hotels is Tsurunoyu Onsen. With records remaining of the existing spa since some 350-years ago, Tsurunoyu Onsen is a hot spring lodging with a long and distinguished history, having been visited for its healing waters by the feudal lord of the Akita domain. The main inn building (honjin), where his guards are thought to have stayed, survives today, still conveying a sense of those times. It is an unusual spa as it offers 4 different types of hot spring water, each with different efficacies and qualities. The open-air bath for mixed bathing is particularly well known for its milky hot spring water.
- Sendatsuzawa Kokuyurin 50, Tazawa, Tazawako, Senboku-shi, Akita
Chikusenso – Mt. Zao Onsen Resort & Spa in Yamagata is a resort hotel that will leave you thoroughly satisfied by its hot springs and Japanese-style interiors and exteriors. Designed in a modern Japanese style, the resort makes a feature of traditional Japanese crafts that are sublimated by its elegant design.
Chikusenso – Mt. Zao Onsen Resort & Spa
- 88-11 Uwanohara, Togatta Onsen, Zao-machi, Katta-gun, Miyagi
A true hideaway. Hot spa baths in every room for blissful indulgence
You want to enjoy your hot spa to your heart’s content, without a worry for time or life’s urgencies. What can make such a wish come true? The hot spa bath in your guest room can. Nestled in the mountains of Iwate, Yugawa Spa Yamado offers 12 guest rooms with semi-open air baths fed by the hot spring. You can bathe whenever you like throughout the day or night to the sound of the river burbling, and perhaps under a star filled sky.
Yugawa Spa Yamado
- 52 Chiwari, 71-10 Yugawa, Nishiwaga-machi, Waga-gun, Iwate
Sakurayu Sanshuyu in the Akayu Hotsprings in Yamagata offers only 7 guest rooms, all with their own private open-air bath. Each bath offers a different aspect, so you can have your natural hot spring bath all to yourself as you gaze over the garden. The hot spring water feels superbly soft on the skin, has little pungency, and the salt content is similar to seawater, so it prevents perspiration from evaporating, and you stay warm as you leave the hot water.
Spend some special time with someone special, in the comfort of your own privacy. Find your ultimate healing space here.
- 740 Akayu, Nanyo-shi, Yamagata
Rejuvenate yourself from the inside with top-class cuisine.
Great food is another important ingredient in making your travels in Tohoku even more memorable. Onyado Kawasemi in Fukushima has touted cuisine and hospitality as its greatest attraction since it was established. Onyado Kawasemi serves its unique style of Japanese cuisine created with an overall balance of texture, temperature and color in mind, from the starter to the dessert. The Special Selection dishes, served for a limited time in that month or year, are superb dishes unrivalled anywhere else. Find seasonal ingredients, served at their best.
- 2-14 Iizaka Onsen Hisui no Sato, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima
Matsushima Sakan Shoan, located on Matsushima Bay, Miyagi’s famed scenic spot, is highly recommended for its fresh seafood. Taste traditional Japanese course menus featuring fresh ingredients from Tohoku and fresh seafood landed that morning. Your heart will sing just seeing the dishes, created with the chefs’ sensitive, careful attention to detail as well as a sense of fun.
Matsushima Sakan Shoan
- 1 Umeki, Tetaru, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi