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 your own towel, otherwise you can purchase a small one from the ryokan for about 300 yen. There are also no soaps or shampoo, so my suggestion is to bathe before you get there, especially if you went in winter like me.
It was an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience bathing in the hot onsen while being surrounded by foot-high snow. Even better if it is snowing while you are soaking.
- Also Known As:
- Tsurunoyu Onsen Hotel Semboku
- Tsurunoyu Onsen Japan/Akita Prefecture