Enjoy the tradition of Japan, “Takegawara Onsen”

“Takegawara Onsen” is a hot spring (onsen) housed in a building that allows you to feel the tradition of Japan to the level that you can begin to conjure images of the temples and inns of old. After bathing in the hot spring, you can relax in the high ceilinged lobby.

Point of Interest 1

Takegawara Onsen is a hot spring familiar to those who know Japan well. It’s the kind of traditional hot spring where many people come together and enjoy talking while bathing. Of course then, the attraction of Takegawara Onsen is not just the traditional building, but the ability to catch a glimpse into the lives of the Japanese people who frequent its hot spring.

Point of Interest 2

Apart from bathing in the hot spring, you can also enjoy a “Sandyu” (sand bath), which uses warm sand. You can be completely covered in sand which has taken on the moisture of the hot spring water and steam, which is rare even amongst Japanese hot springs, and you can sweat the toxins and impurities out of your skin through this kind of sand bath.

Onsen Rules

Takegawara Onsen is frequented by many locals, so there are some cultural protocols which must be observed.
There are no difficult rules, so it’s quick and easy to learn before entering the hot spring!
1. You don’t cover yourself with a towel in the hot spring. Be prepared!
2. You should clean yourself thoroughly at the showers provided before entering the bath
3. Please take care not to sit at the edge of the bathtub


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