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Tsurunoyu Onsen

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50 Sendatsu Tazawako Tazawa, Semboku 014-1204 , Akita Prefecture
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surrounding Tsurunoyu is currently my favourite Onsen in Japan . It is 300 years old ryokan Onsen nestled deep in the mountains of Towada- Hatchimantai National Park . Nyuto Onsen Pass I bought the Nyuto Onsen at 1550¥(S$18). I could visit 7 onsens as a day-tripper in the Nyuto Onsenkyo area. Tsurunoyu Onsen closes on Mon . How to Get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It feels like you are being transported to another era in which life is much simpler. We booked the rustic room type which is located along the main entrance. Room is cozy and you get to enjoy your dinner within your room surrounding irori. However it is rather noisy especially during the day due to all the people walking by.... More 

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1 Thank Eva N
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I wasn't expecting any snow and when I got there, it was just breath taking. The staff were genuinely nice and very welcoming to me, despite having a huge language barrier. Thankfully, I knew enough Japanese and they knew enough English to male everything work out, including how to get back to Tokyo from the onsen. The food was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This place is incredible and is one of my favourite place in Japan. It's the combination of all good aspects, staffs, view, onsen, room, weather. You'll feel calm and cozy during the stay. I will definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

It was almost magical to feel back here where it is basically isolated from all the noisy technological advancement of twentieth century. Almost everything here is back to nature, with simplistic design. The Onsen is a main attraction and it is wonderful, they also have a mix boy/girl open bath. If you intend to stay here, please book way way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you are lucky enough to get one of the old style rooms (reservation only and usually fully booked ) you can experience how was living in and old Japanese house. Even if you are not lucky enough staying in one of the normal rooms is also an amazing experience. This being said this is not a place for shy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Gorgeous mountain location and very, very traditional onsen with milky blue waters next to a mountain stream. Don't expect Western amenities or attitudes--this is very Japanese, which makes it all the more special. Our room had tatami mats of course but also a small open pit fire over which our dinner was cooked--fresh fish from the mountain streams roasted by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed in this truly stunning and original mountain hidden Onsen place in June with 4 friends. As soon as you arrive you step back in history. It appears that the old houses are part of the landscape, not only because they look like being there from a far away time with a lot of patina on the outside. Inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Well first of all, this is no Kinosaki. The ryokan itself is very simple, so do not expect great service. Rooms at the cheaper ends are very spartan (but good enough for me). You will have to put up with people walking up and down the corridors and stairs - after all, rooms are separated by very thin walls. If... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband loves Kurosawa films, so, we were really excited to visit this 350 year old onsen in a remote area of the northern region of Japan. The place itself did not disappoint, with pouring rain creating even more mystical atmosphere. I loved the milky coloured onsen. However, unfortunately we had very noisy neighbours – 6 people in a room.... More 

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