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Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku

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1899 Fujiwara, Tone-gun, Minakami-machi 379-1721, Gunma Prefecture
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Benicasim, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The outdoor onsen is really nice. the hotel is old but the rooms are very nice, looking to the river. You sleep with the sound of the river. Food is not as great as we expected but lots of courses to taste different japanese food. The staff is very friendly. We had a great experince there.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This onsen is truly beautiful, starting from the trip by the free shuttle from the station, which takes you deeper into the mountains over picturesque gorges with blue-green river running at the bottom. Then you arrive at the onsen and you're thinking 'this is it?' well don't get fooled by the look of the place from the parking lot, once... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip to Japan couldn't be complete without a visit to a traditional Onsen (natural hot spring), and Takaragawa Onsen came as highly trusted recommendation from a friend, a vivid traveler and blogger, who claimed that was "the best" Onsen in Japan to be found. Now, having the opportunity to stay there I can most certainly atest to it as... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The onsen here is fantastic. We were there in March and it was snowing while we bathed. It was a fantastic setting. We even got to see snow monkeys while in the water. It is also a plus that the onsen is mixed gender. The food was good, but couldn't match the superb baths. I recommend spending a single night... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The number one attraction is the outdoor baths. They are spectacular. Do bring a can of beer or a thermos with cold sake to the baths, but do not bring any glass containers. Women are allowed to cover themselves up. Men typically do when they walk between the three pools too. In addition one bath for women only. The rooms... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at Takaragawa was unforgettable (for all the right reasons). This ryokan/onsen pitches traditional Japanese hospitality perfectly for Western travellers looking for something different to a typical hotel or guest house stay. Getting there from Tokyo was very easy. The directions on the hotel website are spot on and are very easy to follow. You can't go wrong -... More 

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This onsen seems to be the "escape spot" for people from Tokyo (only 2hrs away). So no or just a few tourists there. Very typical japanese dinner (fugu, bear stew etc..) and breakfast. The rooms are very large (which is rare in Japan) and the service is simple but nice. The baths are located outside the onsen, there are 3... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

For someone from a country that doesn't snow the whole year round. This is a wonderful place to experience snow. Although the room is traditional and a little "old", it is clean. The food isn't something to shout of and I would rather they don't serve Bear soup. The beautiful surrounding and the outdoor onsen somewhat make up for the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

After reading some glowing reports here, I had high expectations for a traditional Japanese experience in a peaceful and relaxing setting. I was in the first instance surprised by the customer service (which was perhaps the worst we saw in the hotels we stayed at in Japan), where the shuttle bus arrived at the train station 15mins late (after all... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Buzan (http://www.bunzan.jp/) is the more upscale hotel at Takaragawa owned by the same management. If you are concerned about wanting upscale cuisine well served and a room that is in great condition, you might want to stay here. The hot spring is the same for both hotels. However, staff at Buzan know little to no English so if you don't... More 

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