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Nozawa Onsen Soto-yu Meguri野沢温泉外湯巡り

Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

"25 minutes from the Toyota-Iiyama Interchange on the Joshin-Etsu Expressway. The sotoyu are 13 public baths in the Nozawa Onsen hot spring district which have been maintained since the Edo period under the Yunakama system. Dotting the district, each bathhouse is only a few minutes' walk from the next, and visitors can enjoy visiting each to experience their unique qualities. The baths of the Oyu and all the public bathhouses are constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style exclusively from a natural source spring. A statue depicting the Bhaisajyaguru triad is enshrined in the Oyu, and statues of the 12 divine Buddhist generals are enshrined in the other 12 bathhouses. Entry to all the bathhouses is free, though visitors are welcome to put a gratuity in the donation box."


Nagano Shimotakai-gun Nozawaonsenmura Toyosato (Obuse / Nozawa / Shiga HighlandsArea)

phone 0269853155


Review of Nozawa Onsen Public Baths (soto-yu)

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Reviewed:2019/04/29 Free Traditional (very) Hot Springs
Not many places in the world you can enjoy a day of skiing then lower your self into some free village hot springs to soak away the pains and aches. These are the real deal, hot, basic, old bath...
Reviewed:2019/02/20 Great local facility
We had a great holiday in Nozawa and used the Onsen almost every day after skiing. The facility is clean and well maintained.
Reviewed:2018/08/09 A different Onsen every evening
With 13 different onsens, it takes you a while to get round them all, but each has its individual features and except for one or two, I enjoyed them all. Generally they are rather small andi the...

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Obuse / Nozawa / Shiga HighlandsArea
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          Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country's most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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