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Hot Spring Accommodation TSUTA ONSEN RYOKAN (Inn)

Hot spring water flowing continually from its source, loved by countless people for over a thousand years.

This single-building inn is close to the entrance to the Oirase stream in Aomori Prefecture. The thermal bath, enjoyed for centuries was already recorded to be in use in the Heian Period, in 1147. Flowing continually from the source spring, its thermal water bubbles up from the floorboards of the tub to warm your body.

A walking path goes through six waterways around the inn, including Tsutanuma Pond. This enables visitors to experience the expressions of nature through the changing seasons. Spend a memorable time to fully enjoy the feeling of natures breathe and pure water flowing around you that this secluded hot spring bath has provided to generation after generation of bathers.

Facility Outline

Closed:November – March (closed during winter)
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee
Day Tickets for Bathing Facilities:Available 10:00 - 16:00
Water Types:Sodium sulfate, hydrogen carbonate, chloride spring
Foreign Languages Accommodated:English
Address:Tsutanoyu 1, Okuse, Towada City, Aomori Prefecture
“Kyuan-no-Yu bath” made from Japanese beech
“Kyuan-no-Yu bath” made from Japanese beech
Seasonal ingredients from Aomori Prefecture
Seasonal ingredients from Aomori Prefecture
Message from the Facility

Enjoy hot spring water flowing continually from the source at Tsuta Onsen. Visitors come from all over the country to feel the flow of time apart from the everyday world, in an inn with traditional charm.

Also come to see the natural beauty of Tsutanuma Pond, with fresh greenery in spring and summer and bright foliage in autumn.

Brand Manager
Masahiko Sawai