A Hidden Spring - Matsukawa Onsen’s Frost Bath
Matsukawa Onsen is one of Hachimantai’s natural spring onsens, hidden amongst the trees of surrounding forests. Luckily, you don’t need to search for it because there’s a bus heading straight there from Morioka Station! Matsukawa Onsen refers to three different springs in the same area: Matsukawa-so, Kyoun-so, and Shoufu-so, each with its own unique atmosphere and characteristics. But one thing they all share in common is that they’re each perfectly suited to relaxation after a day spent exploring Hachimantai. Their outdoor bathes allow you to enjoy crimson scenery in autumn, and pure white snow drapes in winter. For washing away the stresses of the cold and everyday life, please try Matsukawa Onsen!