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Tsuta Onsen Ryokan

Style: Minshuku

Price Per Person:
¥10,000 ~ ¥20,000

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Address (English)

Towadako-cho Okuse Aza Tsutanoyu 1
Kamikita -gun

Address (Japanese)

青森県上北郡十和田湖町奥瀬字蔦野湯1

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Welcome to Tsuta Onsen Ryokan. This classic, north-country inn dates to 1909 and is one of Tohoku's most famous traditional ryokan. Tsuta means "ivy" in Japanese, a theme carried out in the decor and also in the dense, surrounding beech forest. Rooms in the oldest wooden structure (built in 1918) and an annex (built in 1960), both up a long flight of stairs, have beautiful wood-carved details and good views, while the west wing, a 1988 addition, has an elevator and the convenience of toilets (a few have bath). The hot spring baths are new but preserve traditional bathhouse architecture, with high ceilings and cypress walls; they're considered beneficial for healing scars and other skin problems. Tsuta Onsen Ryokanis one of a kind and is served by the same JR bus that travels between Aomori and Lake Towada (it's about a 15 minute bus ride to Yakeyama). Tsuta Onsen Ryokan also has its own 1 hour hiking trail to a nearby lake.

Welcome to Tsuta Onsen Ryokan. This classic, north-country inn dates to 1909 and is one of Tohoku's most famous traditional ryokan. Tsuta means "ivy" in Japanese, a theme carried out in the decor and also in the dense, surrounding beech forest. Rooms in the oldest wooden structure (built in 1918) and an annex (built in 1960), both up a long flight of stairs, have beautiful wood-carved details and good views, while the west wing, a 1988 addition, has an elevator and the convenience of toilets (a few have bath). The hot spring baths are new but preserve traditional bathhouse architecture, with high ceilings and cypress walls; they're considered beneficial for healing scars and other skin problems. Tsuta Onsen Ryokanis one of a kind and is served by the same JR bus that travels between Aomori and Lake Towada (it's about a 15 minute bus ride to Yakeyama). Tsuta Onsen Ryokan also has its own 1 hour hiking trail to a nearby lake.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath and Toilet
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Only
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Towels

HOT SPRINGS and BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
    N/A
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
    N/A
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
    N/A
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
    N/A
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath

REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)

MEALS

  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available

SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST

  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast

DINING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
    N/A
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners:
    A Little English Spoken
  • Internet Connection:
    No Internet Connection
  • Parking:
    Free Parking
  • Curfew Time:
    No Curfew
  • Pickup Service:
  • Single Guests:
  • Children under 12 Years allowed:
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GUEST REVIEWS

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Ryokan Reviews:

More like a hotel than Ryokan - overpriced, lacks soul and authenticity

Martin

Month of Visit: November

Country Of Reviewer: Australia

Atmosphere Rating - 1

Food Rating - 4

Staff Rating - 3

Location Rating - 4

Room Rating - 3

Nothing really wrong with the place, but don’t expect a Ryokan experience. Room was large, but in a modern wing. Onsen was ok, but not much to say. Place seemed full of oldies and romantic couples. Meals served in a restaurant, breakfast a buffet. Very expensive for what it is. I stayed at a family owned guesthouse the night before 10 mins away for a fraction of the price, with good quality, large home cooked Japanese meals, genuine service and onsen could be visited as a non-resident. I’m not complaining, but I’d never waste money to return.