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Nyuto Onsenkyo hot spring village

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A rustic resort in the forests of Akita’s Towada-Hachimantai National Park

Tohoku Tourism Promotion Organization



Founded 350 years ago in the mountains of northern Semboku, Akita, is the hot spring resort of Nyuto Onsenkyo. Interspersed throughout the area are seven onsen (hot springs). Each one has its own spring water source and unique mineral properties. All of the hot springs at all seven onsen are said to help one’s body ward off sickness.


Situated north of Kakunodate and Lake Tazawa in Akita Prefecture, Nyuto Onsenkyo is tucked away in the mountains and forests of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park and under the watchful gaze of Mt. Akita-Komagatake. Peace, quiet and relaxation are yours to be had.


Each of the onsen have different kinds of baths and atmospheres. Try them all by taking a tour. There are two passes exclusively for those staying at Nyuto Onsenkyo and wishing to try all the different onsen types: the Yumeguri Map 1-Day Pass (600 yen) provides unlimited rides on the shuttle bus connecting the onsen; and the Yumeguri Pass (1,800 yen) covers the shuttle bus and admission to the baths at all seven ryokan in Nyuto.


For anyone who loves nature and enjoying a nice, relaxing Japanese bath, Nyuto Onsenkyo is THE place to go.


How to get there


40 minutes by bus from Tazawako Station on the JR Akita Shinkansen Line. Alternatively, 70 minutes by car from the Morioka Interchange on Tohoku Expressway via National Route 46 and 341.



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