Kuroyu Onsen

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

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.

PROS

  • great retreat
  • great service
  • wonderful pools

CONS

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

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Quiet
Remote, Countryside
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0187-46–2214

HOTEL DETAILS

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

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