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Tsurunoyu Onsen

50 Sendatsu Tazawako Tazawa, Semboku, Akita Prefecture 014-1204 , Japan (Tazawakokogen Onsen)
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Tsurunoyu Onsen
Ranked #1 of 32 Semboku B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We had become aware of this 300 year old onsen from TV shows and it looked enchanting. We arrived during a period of some of the heaviest snow across Japanm in 20 year. This made the final drive up, in the Onsen mini bus, a surreal experience. Snow was piled higher than the bus on the side of the road... More

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OZ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We were initially planning to do Seikan tunnel tour in Oct, unfortunately tours tickets were sold out in one minute, you are not mistaken "IN ONE MINUTE" . Alternative activity was to be found to fill the day, TSURUNOYU ONSEN came to mind. In fact this had been in my bucket list for donkey years . This Ryokan is extremely... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was my first stay at an onsen and it was a great experience. The staff are friendly and make you feel very welcome. The buildings are clean, well kept and created a very nice atmosphere. If you are looking for an authentic Japanese experience then you will be very pleased staying here. They have men and women's separate baths... More

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malaysia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I will never forget this place as it was a main highlight of my trip. Traveled on 22-Apr-2013 with my wife and stayed in the rustic Honjin 2. We booked our room via "folake@tazawako.org" 6 months before our travel date with the price of 9600 yen per person & meal included (dinner & breakfast). The room was actually quite spacious... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Some scenes from the Korean TV series Iris was shot on location here, so expect loads of day trippers till 3pm. If u happen to arrive before then, take a hike up the forest trail starting at the Tori gate next to the car park. It was pretty in May and must be gorgeous in Autumn. The ryokan is pretty... More

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Seattle, Washington
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29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

This is a picturesque onsen in the mountains in central northern Honshu. It is a joy just getting there in the winter. My wife and I traveled by train and then bus through the deep snow and were surprised by how easy it was with all the friendly help from station agents and the bus driver. When you arrive it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Me and my partner went to the 400 year old Tsurunoyu Onsen on 24th December 2012 to spend our Christmas eve during our year end Japan trip. We heard about it through a Japanese friend and did some research on it on Tripadvisor (Thanks Adrain for the advise given!)) and blogs. Their main website is this : http://www.tsurunoyu.com/english.html. We were... More

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Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Tsurunoyu Onsen is hidden onsen. We went during the winter which made it even more hidden as it snowed like there was no tomorrow. Almost the entire facility is made of wood and stones. The open air mixed bath was lovely. I love the little huts and the onsen's architecture. It was snowing thus the water became lukewarm. This was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

I was apprehensive that the most famous pool was a mixed gender bath. But it wasn't too bad after all. The female entrance to that rotemburo (outdoor pool) was concealed, and once you are in the milky water, hardly anything can be seen beneath the water surface anyway. If you are going as a day tripper, don't forget to bring... More

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

This onsen hotel is located far away from major Japanese cities, but is very popular to Japanese people adicted to onsen experience. Reservation starts half year before, and good rooms are soon fully booked. Thus, we were pleased to reserve a fine room for a stay in August by calling them at the begining of February. We stayed two nights,... More

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Also Known As:
Tsurunoyu Onsen Hotel
Tsurunoyu Onsen Hotel Semboku
Tsurunoyu Onsen Japan/Akita Prefecture
Address: 50 Sendatsu Tazawako Tazawa, Semboku, Akita Prefecture 014-1204 , Japan
Location: Japan > Tohoku > Akita Prefecture > Semboku > Tazawakokogen Onsen
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Ranked #1 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Semboku

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