Nyuto Onsenkyo 乳頭温泉郷
Seven stunning hot springs within Towada-Hachimantai National Park
Located in the foothills of Mt. Nyuto in Towada-Hachimantai National Park, Nyuto Onsekyo is a hot springs village blessed with natural spring waters that flow up from deep beneath the area's virgin beech forest. The establishment of the village as a hot spring resort dates back more than 350 years, when feudal lords seeking recovery from travel or battle visited inns in the area.
- Exploring the primeval beech forest surrounding the onsen village
- The Hot Spring Hopping Passport, which enables you to enjoy all seven hot springs
- Listening out for birdsongs and the calls of wildlife
How to Get There
The village lies just northeast of Lake Tazawa in Akita's Semboku City. Reach Nyuto Onsenkyo by bus from Tazawako Station; the ride takes about 45 minutes. If traveling from Tokyo, take the JR Komachi Shinkansen bound for Akita and disembark at Tazawako Station.
A story of seven springs
Tsurunoyu Onsen has cloudy milk-like waters that are beneficial for various ailments. Water from Shiro-yu Onsen is drinkable, while Taenoyu Onsen boasts both gold-colored water and silver water that is colorless and transparent. Ganiba Onsen is surrounded by virgin forests and Magoroku Onsen has a historic, timeless atmosphere. Kuroyu Onsen has cloudy hot spring water while Kyukamura Nyuto Onsenkyo boasts modern facilities.
Stunning views of the national park
The village's seven hot springs are spread over a vast area. In these secluded open-air onsen, relax deep in the mountains and unwind while enjoying spectacular views of the national park.
Enjoy the local cuisine, yama-no-imo nabe (grated yam cooked in a hot pot) and sansai ryori (dishes with wild mountain vegetables) before or after a soak. These local specialties are often accompanied by the local Japanese trout, iwana.