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Sukayu Onsen

1 Nitta, Aomori, Aomori Prefecture 038-0001, Japan
+81 17-738-6400
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Ranked #1 of 10 Activities in Aomori
Type: Onsen Resorts
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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Sukayu is a very traditional Japanese onsen known for being able to hold 1000 people. The water here is sulphuric so it's white (and smells a bit!) - it's very good for your skin though. I found the water here a lot hotter than at other onsens so be careful not to stay in for too long as you may... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Sukayu is a very traditional style onsen. The onsen water is soft and soothing. Inside the bath area is pretty dark with only a few light fixtures providing enough ambience. Very cozy and soothing. Don't be surprised when you see people taking a nap on the bath floor. It's a natural thing in Aomori pref.

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Tokyo, Japan
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78 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We visited the Sukayu Onsen Ryokan in May. We drove a rental car up to there although we could take a free shuttle from Shin-Aomori station. It was good one hour drive and we had good drive to Oirase Gorge and Lake Towada next day. The building itself is very traditional and over hundred years old. There are two choices... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Sukyayu is traditional and very old. If you are familiar with modern onsen, be aware that this one is a little different. There is nowhere to wash before you hop in-just a little area to the side where you can rinse off first. There is nowhere to rinse off afterwards, either. If you are not a hotel guest, you get... More

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Seattle, Washington
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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2009

This place is old. In a good way. We drove up from Tawada-ko and stopped for the onsen only. 500 yen only. The onsen building itself is very high ceilinged - the echoes adding to the experience. The place has a hotel also, but we did not stay there.

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