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Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath Spots in Aomori Area

  • Sukayu Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Arakawa Minamiarakawayama National Forest Yuzawa 50
    Sukayu Onsen is most famous for its “Sen-nin-buro” or 1,000-person bath. The giant bathtub made entirely of cypress in the enormous bathhouse that is 160 tatami mats in size overwhelms the beholder. The hot spring water is naturally acidic and contains sulfur, and bathing in the warm waters is regarded as a traditional remedy. Its primary benefits involve relieving nerve, muscular, and joint pain, and the facility was the first to be appointed as the People’s Recreation Hot Spring.
  • Roadside Station Yu-Sa Asamushi
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Asamushi Hotarudani 341-19
    A roadside station standing in front of Asamushi-Onsen Station on the Aoimori Railway running along Mutsu Bay. There’s an outdoor bath with a view on the fifth floor where you can enjoy hot spring waters while gazing at the scenery of Mutsu Bay and Yunoshima. You can buy souvenirs and an original soft serve ice cream made with black currants, a local Aomori specialty product. The facility also hosts a tourist information center and road and weather information terminals, making it a convenient destination for getting sightseeing info. Fresh local seafood, vegetables, folk crafts, and a variety of other local products are also sold here.


  • Aoni Onsen
    31 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Pref. Kuroishishi Okiura Aozora Takinoue 1 - 7
    A rustic and secluded hot spring bath facility and inn established in 1929 known as the Lamp Inn for its use of beautiful lanterns. The facility consists of a main building standing along a mountain stream in secluded Aoni Ravine, along with three detached buildings. There are guest rooms in the main building and the detached buildings are great for groups staying together, but the facility's baths can also be used by non-guests looking to stop by and enjoy a spa day trip.

    What an amazing place ! Staff are friendly and helpful. The location is well hidden and a great place to get away from it all. No internet was a real bonus too ! Tranquil onset spas. Relax to the...

  • Tsuta Onsen
    48 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse Tenno 1
    A hot spring bath facility and inn surrounded by beech forest standing halfway up Minami Hakkoda. The facility was famously greatly loved by literary master Keigetsu Omachi; the Keigetsu no Ma room, situated a small distance away from the other guest rooms, is appointed in style appropriate to the man serving as its namesake. The facility's baths can be used by non-guests as well, including, with an advance reservation, the private baths.


  • Spa House Rocca-Pocca
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Pref. Kamikitagunrokkashomura Takahoko Uchiuchi 337
    Just a 15-minute drive from the Rokkasho Interchange, and approximately a 35-minute drive from the Misawa Airport, this day-use hot spring bathhouse is in between Takahokonuma and Ichiyanaginuma, just a little off the National Highway 338. This bathhouse has a whole line up of restaurants, eateries, a relaxation lounge, and more. The hot spring water is sodium and calcium-chloride rich that is said to be beneficial for nerve pain, muscle soreness, and recovery from fatigue. This bathhouse has 10 various types of baths, including the bright and expansive main bath, and an outdoor bath from which one can enjoy the ever changing view that varies with each season. The usage of the bathing facilities, alternately assigned to men or women, are rotated according to even or odd numbered days. Reservations are needed up to three days in advance to dine in the private Japanese style room.
  • Yunokawa Onsen Jojoen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Mutsu-shi Kawauchimachi Yuno Kawa 68
    "This day-use hot spring bathhouse located in the Yunokawa Onsen hot spring district was used as a filming location in the movie ""A Fugitive from the Past."" The waters of the bathhouse's simple spring are said to treat such ailments as internal diseases and nerve pain. The bathhouse has an outdoor bath from which bathers can gaze at a nearby river, and an indoor bath fragrant with the scent of hinoki cypress from Aomori; the atmosphere of either is sure to help you forget the hustle and bustle of the city. Note that the bathhouse does have a rest lounge and vending machines but no on-site restaurant."
  • Ganso Kappa no Yu
    15 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Mutsu-shi Ohatamachi Akataki Mountain 1-3
    The outdoor bath at the Yagen Onsen hot spring, it is noted for a legend involving a kappa, a mythical creature. The water type is a mildly alkaline simple springs, and is said to be effective against gastrointestinal disorders, skin diseases and women's diseases. It alternates between being men only and women only, and is available from early April to early November. It is closed during the winter. In order to protect the natural environment of the hot spring, the use of soaps or shampoos is prohibited.

    Incredibly hot onsen, maybe the hottest I've ever been in. I went in August, which isn't a particularly hot month in Tohoku (compared to other parts of Japan), but it's not cold enough to bring the...

  • Kuwahata Onsen Yun Yun
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Shimokita-gun Kazamauramura
    This day-trip hot spring facility located on a hill was built on the site of an elementary school. The outdoor bath offers sweeping views all the way out to the Tsugaru Strait, and on clear days you can even see Hokkaido in the distance. The water type is a sodium-calcium-chloride spring, and it is said to be effective against nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain and frozen shoulders. Please note that outdoor baths are not available from late November to early April.
  • Nuruyu Onsen Public Bath (Tsuru no Meito Nuruyu Onsen)
    9 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Kuroishi-shi Nuruyu Tsuru Izumi 79
    "A public bathhouse located in the center of the Nuruyu Onsen hot spring district whose baths are constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style from a source spring. The waters of the bathhouse' sodium chloride spring are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, join pain, and chronic rheumatism. Truly a space for rest and relaxation, the bathhouse is open from early in the morning, and accordingly some locals like to stop by here and take a bath before going to work. The old-fashioned bathhouse' design and decor is simple."


  • Yomogita-mura Fureai Center Yomogi Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun Yomogitamura Gozawa Hamada 136-4
    A village-operated day-use hot spring identifiable by its arch roof and orange exterior. Highlights include a spacious large indoor bath capable of accommodating 140 bathers, seasonal event baths such as apple and yuzu citrus baths, a cascade bath, and sauna. A bathing room for the physically challenged is also available for use with an advance reservation. The waters of the bathhouse' salt-rich sodium chloride spring are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, and fatigue. Other facilities include a restaurant, rest lounge, and souvenir and gift shop. Reasonably-priced, the bathhouse is a great place to visit after taking in the area's naturally beautiful sea and mountains.
  • Wanicome
    51 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Minamitsugaru-gun Owanimachi Owani Kawabe 11-11
    This day-use hot spring facility is located an approximately 30-minute drive from the Owani Interchange. With about 800 years of history since it opened, you can easily enjoy the Owani Onsen at an affordable price. The Owani Onsen has slightly salty hot springs, which has the effect of being beneficial for nerve pain and rheumatism. Inside, there are two types of large baths that use plenty of warm wood and stones, and the men and women switch baths every day. They also offer two types of outdoor baths and a family bath. They provide you with body soap and shampoo, and they also have rental towels, so it is nice that you can bathe even when you come empty handed.

    The Onsen is less than five minutes walk from the Owanionsen train station which is about 12 minutes from Hirosaki station. Gender separated, entry costs 500 yen, plus 250 yen to rent the big and...

  • Roadside Station Ikarigaseki Sekinosho Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Hirakawa-shi Ikarigaseki Abara 23-2
    This bathing facility for visitors on day trips is adjacent to Roadside Station Ikarigaseki Tsugaru-Sekinosho, which contains a farmers' market, a culture and sightseeing hall, and the Sekisho Museum. Visitors can enjoy hot spring baths with water flowing directly from the source in lavish bathing areas built with Aomori cypress, a tree known for the rich fragrance of its wood. The simple hypotonic spring water is mildly alkaline and is renowned for its effectiveness against nerve pain, muscle soreness and joint pain. There are also rentable baths that hold up to six people so that you might also enjoy some family time. The restaurant offers fried octopus balls made with Ikarigaseki's famous Japanese yams, and fortunately there is also a restaurant with a large space for banquets next door.
  • Asunaro Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Kitatsugaru-gun Itayanagimachi
    This hot spring bathhouse is one of only a few in the country whose waters have an unusual, oily smell. Located in Itayanagi Town, known for its apple trees and sprawling rural landscapes, visitors to the bathhouse can enjoy the 63.8° C, mildly alkaline pH 7.86 waters of its hypertonic spring. Oily smelling hot springs such as the bathhouse's are notable for their distinctive scent and the smooth, slippery feel of their waters. The air of the bathhouse is filled with the unique fragrance, and many people who like the smell come back here time and again. The waters of its springs are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, chronic skin diseases, and sensitivity to cold. The bathhouse also offers lodging, and can even accommodate university school club groups. In addition, the bathhouse offers transportation to and from tournament event venues and training facilities (advance consultation required).
  • Oirase Stream Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Towada-shi Okuse , Horyo
    A hot spring district sprawling along the Tsutagawa River flowing at the foot of the Hakkoda Mountains. The district was established by connecting to source springs in Sarukura Onsen in 1963. Here visitors can enjoy a relaxing bath while taking in the vast, seasonally varying natural beauty of Oirase Stream close by. The waters here primarily come from faintly milk white simple springs, although their qualities differ slightly by facility and location, and are said to help aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to relieving muscle soreness, joint pain, sensitivity to cold, chronic digestive diseases, and a variety of other conditions.
  • Asamushi Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Aomori-shi Asamushi
    A popular hot spring district conveniently located a 30 minute drive from urban Aomori City. The history of the area dates back to the Heian period, when its hot spring waters are said to have been discovered by the great priest Ennin. Today, the area's name is written with characters which mean shallow insect, but it was once written with characters meaning hemp steams, an allusion to the use of the waters here to steam hemp to weave cloth. The simple springs here have an average temperature of 63° C and their colorless waters are said to treat conditions such as women's diseases, rheumatism, and nerve pain. Visitors are particularly recommended to take in the sight of the sun setting beyond the island of Yunoshima floating in Mutsu Bay. A free hot spring footbath is located right in front of Aoimori Railway Asamushi-Onsen Station. This historic hot spring district was once frequented by the lords of Hirosaki Domain; surrounded by natural beauty, it serves as the retreat of Aomori.
  • Shimofuro Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Shimokita-gun Kazamaura Mura Shimofuro
    A hot spring district located in Kazamaura Village on the Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori Prefecture. The most northerly hot spring district situated along the sea on the island of Honshu, for hundreds of years, countless people have made their way here to enjoy the area's healing waters. Renowned author Yasushi Inoue famously wrote the conclusion to his novel Kaikyo here in 1958, and this atmospheric hot spring village still attracts great numbers of visitors today. A money-saving pass called the Yumeguri Tegata is available exclusively to guests staying at lodging facilities in the area; the pass includes three visits of your choice from among any of the area's hotel and inn bathhouses and the Ohyu and Shinyu public bathhouses. Users of the Memorial Road Footbath can partake in a relaxing foot soak while gazing at the Tsugaru Strait and Hokkaido's Cape Esan; although only open for a few months out of the year, the facility is free.
  • Ajigasawa Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Nishitsugaru-gun Ajigasawa Machi Maitomachi
    The waters of this hot spring district have flowed for 300 thousand years; used to constantly replenish the bathhouse baths of the area kakenagashi style, they are said to have natural thalassotherapy properties. These natural hot spring waters come from an ancient fossil sea; highly saline, they possess powerful moisturizing and heat retention characteristics and prevent post-bath chills. To the north lies the Sea of Japan, while to the south the area commands a view of Shirakami-Sanchi, a designated World Heritage Site. Blessed with abundant natural beauty, the area has many facilities where visitors can learn and experience the history and culture of the town, as well, such as Hirosaki Castle, the Engakuji temple, the Shirahachimangu Shrine, the Sannai-Maruyama site, and the Tsugaru City Jomon Residence Museum Karuko. Popular area souvenirs include Ando Suigun, premium sake crafted by Ozaki Brewery named after the navy which ruled the Sea of Japan; and Kujiramochi rice cakes, a renowned local Ajigasawa sweet.
  • Makado Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Kamikita-gun Nohejimachi Yuzawa 9
    A hot spring whose history is said to date back 1,000 to 1,500 years. According to legend, the spring was found after its waters healed a wounded crane; legend also says that the mighty samurai Minamoto no Yoshitsune along with the warrior monk Benkei and his retinue bathed here. The waters of the calcium sulfate spring (hypotonic alkaline spring) are colorless and tasteless but have a faint hydrogen sulfide smell. These waters are said to treat nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, fatigue, burns, scratches, and chronic dermatitis. The hot spring is operated by the Makado Kanko Hotel and its bathhouse is only open to non-guests from 11:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The hotel also has facilities for hosting weddings and banquets; the hotel shop sells renowned Aomori sweets, local liquors, and Aomori-grown apples.
  • Yachi Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Towada-shi Horyo Yachi 1
    Located in the sprawling Yachi Wetlands, a habitat for alpine plants, this hot spring boasts 400 years of history and is considered one of Japan's top three secluded springs. The Yachi Onsen hot spring inn's bathtubs are filled directly from the bottom with waters said to treat lower back pain and atopy. The inn's bathhouse facilities are open to non-guests, as well, and visitors can stop by for a casual hot spring bath experience. The inn is famous for its dishes made with fresh char raised in the clean spring waters welling forth at the foot of Mt. Takada-odake, part of the Hakkoda Mountains, and whether you choose the sashimi or the grilled char, you're sure to experience culinary bliss. The inn's cuisine is also available to non-guests, so day trip hot spring bathers and visiting mountain climbers should also be sure not to miss the chance to enjoy cuisine prepared with char, edible wild plants, and fresh-picked local vegetables.
  • Towadako Hot spring village
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Aomori Towada-shi Horyo Yakeyama
    A picturesque hot spring district sprawling along Oirase Stream, whose source is Lake Towada. Walking paths have been built in the area primarily around the lake for visitors to stroll leisurely along and take in the fresh verdure in spring, fall foliage in autumn, and all the area's seasonal beauty. In winter, visitors can see rare frozen waterfalls along Oirase Stream. Throughout the year, the area bustles with tourists. Different types of springs can be found in different locations within the district, including carbonate springs, chloride springs, sulfate spring, and simple springs, and there waters are said to aid recovery from fatigue and promote health in addition to treating such conditions as nerve pain, joint pain, and rheumatism. Some of the hot spring facilities in the area have baths with views of frozen waterfalls in winter, and these are quickly gaining popularity.

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Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori’s fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.

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