TSUTA ONSEN
TSUTA ONSEN
TSUTA ONSEN
TSUTA ONSEN
TSUTA ONSEN

The Tsuta Onsen is a thousand-year old hot spring. The Tsuta Onsen is a thousand-year old hot spring.

TSUTA ONSEN

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A warm and comfortable inn that has been in business since the Heian period (from 794 to 1185 AD).

Tsuta Onsen is an inn located at the entry point of Oirase Keiryu in Aomori.
There are even records of a hot spring shack in this area all the way back to the third year of the Kyuan era (1147). Please spend a moment here that feels like home while you bask in this hidden hot spring that gushes from your feet (a rarity in Japan), and enjoy the breath of the great outdoors and the clear, flowing streams.

Looking at the history of Tsuta Onsen

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Access

Approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes from Haneda Tokyo International Airport or approximately 6 hours from Narita Airport by Shinkansen and bus.

TSUTA ONSEN

TSUTA ONSEN

Route Map

Haneda Tokyo International Airport

  • Airport Line
    Approximately 19 minutes
  • Shinagawa Station
  • Yamanote Line
    Approximately 13 minutes
  • Tokyo Station
  • Tohoku Shinkansen Line
    Approximately 2 hours and 59 minutes
  • Aomori Station
  • JR Ou Main Line
    Approximately 6 minutes
  • Aomori Station
  • JR Bus
    Approximately 2 hours and 8 minutes
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Narita Airport

  • Narita Express
    Approximately 56 minutes
  • Tokyo Station
  • Tohoku Shinkansen Line
    Approximately 2 hours and 59 minutes
  • Shin-Aomori Station
  • JR Ou Main Line
    Approximately 6 minutes
  • Aomori Station
  • JR Bus
    Approximately 2 hours and 8 minutes
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Free shuttle service

We operate a free shuttle service to and from Shichinohe-Towada Station.
For guests who want to use this service, please make a reservation 3 days before the day of check-in.
Please note in advance that the duration may vary during the winter season
(from December 2 to January 10)

Timetable (to the inn)

From Shichinohe-Towada Station Arrive to Tsuta Onsen
3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

*The pick-up area will be the waiting room on the 1st floor of the Tourism Information Center at the South Exit

Timetable (departing from the inn)

From Tsuta Onsen Arrive at Shichinohe-Towada Station
9:30 a.m. (9:00 a.m. during winter season) 10:30 a.m.

Shichinohe-Towada Station

Sightseeing

Tsuta Onsen is situated halfway up Hakkoda Mountain in the hot spring area of Aomori. Surrounding it are places to soak in the great outdoors, such as Lake Towada and Oirase Keiryu.

Oirase valley

Oirase valley

The rich forests and waterfalls, as well as the flowing water and various rock formations and landscapes create an incredibly beautiful stream in the mountains to enjoy nature in all of its glory during any one of the four seasons. Come visit during May to June to best view the greenery, and mid- to end of October for the autumn colors.

Access: 15 minutes by car from our inn

Lake Towada

Lake Towada

In addition to the greenery and autumn colors, come and relax by the fantastic Lake Towada during winter. Be sure to visit during May to June when the greenery start showing their colors, and mid- to end of October for the autumn colors.

Access: 45 minutes by car from our inn

Hakkoda Mountains

Hakkoda Mountains

Starting from the Sancho Park station, ropeways are set up so that visitors can view the various marshlands and alpine plant life from the hiking trails. Enjoy the autumn colors during fall and mountaineering skiing during winter.

Access: 35 minutes by car from our inn

Jogakura ohashi

Jogakura ohashi

It is Japan's largest overpass-type arched bridge. The bridge was built to connect the Jogakura valley in Hakkoda, which had previously been a difficult area to pass through. Currently, it is a popular driving route in Hakkoda, Aomori, with many tourists visiting every year.

Access: 30 minutes by car from our inn

Jigoku Numa

Jigoku Numa

A beautiful sightseeing area that literally looks like hell, with plenty of "do not enter" signs and spotted with various hot springs that reach 90 degrees Celsius or higher in temperature. You can sometimes spot boiling bubbles on the surface of the water, with hot steam rising throughout the year.

Access: 25 minutes by car from our inn

Tsuta no Nana Numa

Tsuta no Nana Numa

It is a mystical view made up of seven ponds collectively known as the "Tsuta no Nana Numa (the seven ponds of Tsuta)." The ponds are called Tsutanuma, Kagaminuma, Tsukinuma, Naganuma, Suganuma, Hyotannuma and Akanuma (which is a little further away). A trail called "Numa Meguri no Komichi" has been maintained for visitors to enjoy hiking.

Access: 5 minutes by car from our inn

Hot spring

Our inn offers a free flowing natural hot spring, a rarity in Japan. The bathtub sits atop a hot spring source, where warm water that has never contacted air gushes out from the bottom of the bath tub.

Bathing times rotate between men and womenKyuan no Yu

Kyuan no Yu

Founded during the Kyuan era, it is a secret hot spring that features warm water gushing from beneath your feet from a hot spring source.

Still in the same condition after renovations in 1990, it is popular for its aesthetic look that is both humble and antique.

Hours open Women: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. /
9:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. next morning
Men: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Amenities Body soap and skin and milk lotion

Men's Bath / Women's BathSenkyo no Yu

Senkyo no Yu

A bathing place with charming and gentle, yet premium-quality bathing water loved for almost a thousand years.

The name of this bath derives from a poem by Yasushi Inoue, a famous author, expressing the atmosphere of Tsuta Onsen during his visit. As the poem conveys, the place was described as "Senkyo-Satsusatsu (the timber from the flowing hot spring sounds like the wind)." The height from the bathtub to the ceiling beams are 12 meters at the highest. The sound of the gushing bathing water is reminiscent of a flowing stream. Feel a slightly fantastic and open feeling in this bath.

Hours open 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. next day
Amenities Body soap, shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer
Only available in the men's bath: shaving foam
Only available in the women's bath: make-up remover, skin and milk lotion

Reservations can only be made on-sitePrivate Bath

Private Bath

Enjoy some privacy and spend time
in the hot spring with your family and friends.

At this private bath, just like the other large communal baths, guests can relish the "free flowing natural hot spring" that gushes and bubbles with warm water from beneath your feet.

Price 3,300 yen per hour
How to make a reservation Reservations can only be made on-site (please notify us at the counter) *We do not accept reservations by telephone

One-day use

The hot spring in our inn is available for guests who are not staying overnight.
Please feel free to visit.

One-day use

Rooms

A room where guests can feel the passage of time that famous authors from the past enjoyed.
Vibrant views of the four seasons will gently show their faces from outside the windows.
Please be yourself and enjoy your time here in the varied rooms we have available.

Special Japanese and Western-style guestroom with a semi open-air bathKakukan

Kakukan

A premium quality space that ranks above all, made with the utmost care and attention

A special room in the main buildingKeigetsu no Ma

Keigetsu no Ma

A special room with the name of a famous author who loved this area

A special room in the west buildingNana Kamado

Nana Kamado

An enriching time that evokes fond memories of the past

A special room in the west buildingKatsura

Katsura

A time of relaxation where Japanese and Western cultures meet

A special room in the west buildingShakunage

Shakunage

Familiarize yourself with Japan and nature and feel the passage of time

3rd floor west buildingJapanese-style Modern Twin

Japanese-style Modern Twin

Spend your time here, forever…

2nd floor west buildingJapanese-style Modern Twin

Japanese-style Modern Twin

Relax and feel the warmth and fond memories of the past

Guestroom of main buildingHinabi

Hinabi

It keeps the rustic charms intact while maximizing comfort

2nd floor main buildingRoom 66

Room 66

Spend your time listening to familiar songs from the Showa era

Guide to rooms not in the main building

Opened on November 2022.
Please enjoy a special moment away from the norm in this quaint Japanese-style room

Gekkan

Gekkan

Invoke a prayer to the thousand-year history as the moonlight from the lake top looks over you.

Yakutsuru

Yakutsuru

Spend a peaceful moment in a room filled with quality relaxation.

Hyoutan

Hyoutan

Enjoy your time alone in a room prepared with the utmost care and attention,
away from all the hassles of daily life.

Cuisine

Use all five of your senses to enjoy the flavors of Aomori.
The various humble but tasty cuisines are all prepared with the utmost care using seasonal ingredients that are all sourced locally. We welcome our guests with a fresh assortment of seafoods and vegetables from the four seasons.

Cuisine

Cuisine

Cuisine

Seasonal Kaiseki Cuisine6:00 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.

Seasonal Kaiseki Cuisine

Seasonal Kaiseki Cuisine

Dinner in a restaurant featuring a warm and wooden interior

There are various welcoming dishes that are colored with fresh seafood and vegetables of the four seasons,
centered on locally sourced Aomori ingredients.
Please enjoy the Kaiseki cuisines prepared by our chief chef.

Breakfast 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Every day starts with a good breakfast. Please enjoy our healthy buffet-style breakfast that uses plenty of locally sourced ingredients.

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
Breakfast

Regarding allergies

To guests who have food allergies, please always notify us about them when making a reservation or by 9:00 a.m. on the day before check-in. We ask that you understand we are not able to accommodate your allergies after that time. At the same time, please note that we can only accommodate the seven main allergens (egg, shrimp, crab, soba noodle, dairy, peanut, and wheat allergens) and cannot promise the complete removal of allergens.

  • Egg

    Egg

  • hrimp

    Shrimp

  • Crab

    Crab

  • Soba noodle

    Soba noodle

  • Dairy

    Dairy

  • Peanut

    Peanut

  • Wheat

    Wheat

History of Tsuta Onsen

There are records of a hot spring shack existing in this area in 1147. After 1900, many famous authors and celebrities came to Tsuta Onsen for relaxation. Our current main wooden two-story building, which is used as the main entrance and for guestrooms, is full of history as it was built in 1918.

Guide to the facility

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Free Wi-Fi

  • Credit card

    Credit card

  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere in this building

    Smoking is not allowed anywhere
    in this building

Check-in /
Check-out
3:00 p.m. (final check-in 10:00 p.m.) / 10:00 a.m.
Gates closes 11:00 p.m.
Payment and settlement Cash or credit card
Credit card VISA / JCB / American Express / Diner's Club / UC / DC
Total number of rooms 35

For reservations

Tel. +81-176-74-2311