Tohoku Hotels

Kuroyu Onsen

  • 2–1 Tazawa-ko Obonai Map It
  • Senboku


  • Great retreat
  • Great service
  • Wonderful pools


  • No private bathrooms
  • Light sleepers may be surprised at how loud nature is at night, so bring earplugs

Updated 09/20/2013

Fodor's Review

One of seven rustic ryokan in the Nyuto area, this one is the most cozy. The water in the onsen is milky white and cool enough that even babies can bathe in it. In addition to three outdoor and five indoor pools, there's a waterfall to massage—rather strongly—your stiff shoulders. The accommodations are all basic tatami rooms, and the two meals are typical Japanese fare. Don't miss tasty, half-cooked onsen eggs at breakfast. Families often rent the remote cottage that has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room. Best of all, the staff here is genuinely friendly and helpful, especially the young married couple that works at reception, the English-speaking son and daughter-in-law of the owners.

Hotel Information


2–1 Tazawa-ko Obonai, Senboku, Akita-ken, 014-1201, Japan

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Hotel Details:

  • Closed mid-Nov.–mid-Apr.
  • 42 Japanese-style rooms without bath
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Updated 09/20/2013

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