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Kawakami Onsen

Kawakami Onsen

Built on the very outskirts of the Okutsuchiyu Onsen resort, this inn has a 400-year history. The highlight of the inn is the Tachiyu-bannin-buro, a 30-ton bath that is 10 m in length, 4 m in width, and 1.2 m at its deepest. Floats are prepared for children. The facility also houses various refinements such as the unusual Anayu-hantengankutsu-buro, a semi-cave semi-open-air bath hand-carved by master craftsmen; the Asunaro-buro made of Aomori hiba; and Hana-yu, a simple hot spring family bath in which hot-spring mineral deposits can be seen. Take your ease in Kawakami Onsen-style guest rooms, where the futons are laid out in advance.


Daytime admission: Mon. – Thu. 09:00 – 21:00, Fri. 15:00 – 21:00 (please inquire)
Address: 7 Aza Kawakami, Tsuchiyuonsen-machi, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima-ken
Tel: 024-595-2136
Fax: 024-595-2641
Spring type: Simple hot spring (mixed source)
  • Kawakami Onsen Open-air bath


Constructed in the Edo period, this inn has the longest history in the Tsuchiyu Onsen resort. Having been featured in Japan’s Hidden Hot Springs a guidebook introducing secluded hot springs around Japan, the open-air bath is popular with visitors from overseas. The indoor Tachiyu-bannin-buro and the open-air Anayu-hantengankutsu-buro are designated as male and female on alternate days. Please check the website for information on the baths.

Toshihide Abe, Apprentice Proprietor