Whether it’s after a long day in the snow, or a summertime mountain hike, there’s no better way to end the day than to relax in our onsen (natural hot-spring bath).
HIgh up on the shoulders of Mt. Myoko are two sources of natural onsen
—hot springs. The northern of the two is brought down to the Akakura area, and it's the water we are pleased to provide in all our onsen facilities. Hot, healthful and relaxing—the perfect way to end the day.
Our main baths are open 24 hours a day. In Japan, the bath is not just a place to get clean; onsen time is your own, a period in which all you have to do is relax and enjoy—remember the highlights of the day, or forget any lingering troubles (or those last memories of the office far away....)
Separate facilities are available for men and women. If you have any questions on onsen etiquette, and the optimal way to enjoy the Japanese-style bath, introductory material is available from the staff. It's not difficult but there are some rights and wrongs! A little study, and you'll be an onsen connoisseur in no time!
Onsen are taken very seriously in Japan; only baths served by natural hot springs can officially be called onsen (and our are indeed onsen). The health benefits are posted as well; the sulfate and hydrogen bicarbonate of the water here is said to be good for muscle, nerve and joint pain, stiff shoulders, bruises, sprains and even ulcers! The right combination after a day out in the mountains.