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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter is a spa aficionado and she selected Takaragawa as one of the best onsens in the world. We traveled to Japan in the summer of 2015 and set aside three days to spend at this onsen tucked away in the Gunma mountains of Minakami-machi. It took half a day by train from Shibuya, Tokyo to reach the quaint... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I think that my travel to Japan has been special because of this great experience. At Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku you can experience the real Japanese hospitality and enjoy relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of the Onsen. Sleeping in a real authentic ryokan and enjoy the traditional dinner and breakfast is an amazing experience! Everyone at the Osenkaku is special and... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted an overnight onsen & ryokan experience out of Tokyo and picked this because of its location, secluded high in the mountain by the river, and more for its supposedly best rotenburo (outdoor bath) in the whole country. Made reservation through booking.com. Took JR train to Minakami with a change in Takasaka station (about 3.5 hours). Continued by bus... More 

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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Takaragawa is more than an onsen, it's a rotemburo, an onsen in a beautiful natural setting. A crystal river runs through the heavily forested property and the hot spring baths are situated on both sides of the river. Guests walk across a private bridge that is attached to the hotel to access the baths. They are nothing less than spectacular.... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As for the rooms: Noticeably old but does not diminish the enjoyment. I stayed in the "bekkan" and thought the room was spacious and comfortable. As for the bears: Seems like zoo-sized cages to me so no idea what atrocious conditions some of the reviewers were complaining about. They should see the size of apartment in Tokyo. The bears have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is horrible. Very dirty. Food is absolutely terrible. The restaurant has spider webs on the walls. Place smelled. The whole vibe of the place is just bad. No one speaks any other languages than there own. You cant ask anything about the place. You are on your own to figure anything out. And exspect to see lots of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I had an incredible stay here - it's the best experience I had in Japan. After being in Tokyo it was a magical break to go up to this onsen, the staff are adorable and really welcoming. It's really fun to get given an kimono to wear and have a traditional ryokan room to stay in. The staff explain nicely... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is great. The rooms are very traditional and it's the only place for miles. The hot springs are relaxing and huge. The locals are very welcoming and happy to practice their English. The only down side is the 4 caged bears there. I would highly recommend going down for a soak at 3am with no one else there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This onsen is absolutely beautiful and worth the drive or travel out of the way. This was my first trip in Japan and it was my male friend and I's last day. I was worried when I scheduled the room that we would not be able to get there, know the customs, etc. However, I emailed the onsen and told... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The room and hotel was nice, I traveled with my brother and everything was ok. Just one thing, toilets in our bedroom are not very nice smelling. Dinner is so well served and so copious! It's very traditional and people nice. Amazing way to relax, wifi and tv in the room in case you get bored. Water is REALLY hot,... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku

Address: 1899 Fujiwara, Tone-gun, Minakami-machi 379-1721, Gunma Prefecture
Location: Japan > Kanto > Gunma Prefecture > Tone-gun > Minakami-machi
Price Range: $232 - $419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku Minakami-Machi, Japan - Gunma
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