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Tsurunoyu Onsen

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Hong Kong / Kelowna, BC, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Tsurunoyu is a hidden out of the way Traditional Onsen + Japanese Hotel property. Here, you sleep Japanese (tatami), you eat Japanese (not that Teriyaki crap you have at home), and you speak Japanese (No one speaks enough English for communication here). Tsurunoyu is also a member of the Japan Association of Secluded Hot Spring Inns (HITOU), google it and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We recommended this ryokan for those who traveled akita area. (Definitely don't miss) Should rent a car for sightseeing at Tazawako station. Side trip was Lake Tazawa 🎉🎉🎉. Ryokan was traditional style with dinning in room and has very nice staffs.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This lovely traditional onsen is perfect for a relaxing break. We were travelling with small children and still had fabulous time. I can imagine it would be a lovely place to stay with close friends or as a couple. Why not bring your book and hanafuda for a relaxing time shuffling between the baths, delicious food and relaxing in your... More 

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Aomori, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Tsurunoyu (literally: "hot spring of the crane") is an old and very traditional Japanese ryokan located in the mountains of Akita Prefecture. It is possibly the most memorable of dozens of ryokan at which I have stayed. You need to reserve a room six months in advance, as it is a popular spot for Japanese people. It is also possible... More 

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Bulli, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We were lucky to get a traditional tatami room with dinner and breakfast included. The trip started with a 620 Yen bus trip from the JR Tazawako station. Then we were taken by a smallre bus to the onsen over snow covered roads. Beautiful views of the famous lake and mountain forest. Not much English spoken and the ryoken but... More 

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1 Thank RossMarg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

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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4 Thank Eva N
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Bobby N
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Additional Information about Tsurunoyu Onsen

Address: 50 Sendatsu Tazawako Tazawa, Semboku 014-1204, Akita Prefecture
Location: Japan > Tohoku > Akita Prefecture > Semboku > Tazawakokogen Onsen
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Tsurunoyu Onsen Hotel Semboku
Tsurunoyu Onsen Japan/Akita Prefecture
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