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Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku

3.5 of 5 1899 Fujiwara, Tone-gun, Minakami-machi 379-1721, Gunma Prefecture
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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been Tokyo based for a week, our resident friends decided that we should visit an onsen which is basically a spa with hot springs and it meant that we would have a very traditional Japanese experience. From Shinjuku, we took a local train to Takasaki then took the shincansen (bullet train) to gunma and then we were bused to... More 

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Nacka, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time at an Onsen so I admittedly do not have that much to comapre with but we had a fantastic stay. The hotel is a little worn but very charming with a fantastic view of the Takargawa river. Exterior and hot springs are great. Food was fantastic and staff friendly and helpful. As westerners they gave us double... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I booked this onsen hotel because of their high review score, reasonable price, free shuttle pickup/dropoff and outdoor onsen pictures. The English speaking staff was very helpful to guide me through almost everything clearly I need to know. Hotel shuttle driver did a good job when taking us from train station to hotel during a major snowstorm to drive very... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For the price, I'd say this is one of the best onsens you could get this close to Tokyo. Especially if you're looking for a konyoku experienced (mixed baths), as seperate baths can sometimes get lonely when you go as a couple. When we arrived at the train station, was informed that it was raining in the mountains and my... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The first time I visited Japan I stayed here at Takaragawa Onsen, and it blew my socks off. It was my first ryokan experience, so it was pretty much full-on, exciting, and amazing. Since then I have probably stayed at over 30 ryokans all over Japan, most of them at the luxury top level ryokans. I visited Takaragawa again last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was by far one of the top experiences of my 2 month excursion to Japan. Nestled in the mountains north of Tokyo and next to a river is a historic Ryokan with amazing onsen with a traditional atmosphere. Know what it is not: it is not a western resort, and it is not a new facility. But what it... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I can understand the other bad reviews and how others can have a not so good experience. The place is not new and there are signs of wear and tear. We paid about $100/p, which includes pickup from the shinkazen station, dinner, breakfast, use of spa, an old room with no bathroom, and drop off back at the station. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We took a Shinkansen from Tokyo to Minakami, and then a taxi from Minakami to the Onsen. (You can take a free shuttle, but it didn't match up with our timing). The Shinkansen was enjoyable and beautiful and relaxing. The taxi ride was also fun because it gave us a chance to practice our Japanese, and the driver pointed out... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Takaragawa is very close to tokyo, it takes less that 2 hours to go there. Once arrived you will be surrounded by a beautiful nature. the sound of the river will the soundtrack of this lovely Onsen, which, however, has also important aspects of modernity in the structure. I recommend you to take a bath in the onsen before dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I went there with my friend and we loveed it! I looked for some typical onsen in japan and I guess these are the best ones! They are natural because they are "made" by an hot river that flows in the middle of the structure. Don't worry for the fact that you "have" to be naked, you can go inside... More 

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Address: 1899 Fujiwara, Tone-gun, Minakami-machi 379-1721, Gunma Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Gunma Prefecture > Tone-gun > Minakami-machi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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