About this onsen
What's to see
Though it was first built in 650, the current building is a reconstruction from the late 18th century.
The shrine got registered in the list of National Important Cultural Properties in 2001 for its importance in the history of the Shugendo religion.
Minakami Hachiman Shrine
Its moss-covered stone path and its thatch-roofed shrine (National Important Cultural Property) give this place a timeless atmosphere.
Mizusawa's Kumano shrine
The shrine was first built during the 10th century. Behind the shrine, the giant cedar tree, which age has been estimated over 1000 years old, has been registered in the National Natural Monuments lists in 1927.
Where to stay
This 300 years old hot spring ryokan is a high-end experience to live at least once. The owners lead "fireflies tours" during the month of June to August.
Feel what it's like to be with a Japanese family at Tsukasaya, where the owners will make you feel at home while offering you the typical Japanese hospitality.
A large onsen hotel in Yutagawa Onsen with many rooms, perfect for large groups!
A quiet onsen famous for its cocooning interior and its subdued lighting
This onsen is annexed to Kuhe Ryokan, presenting similar prestations.
Events in the area
Yutagawa Onsen's Summer Kagura
A joyful ritual with lots of dance, masked men, and Indian-inspired music in Yutagawa Onsen's hot spring village.
Yutagawa Onsen's Plum Blossoms festival
Around 300 plum trees top the hot spring village of Yutagawa Onsen. Plum blossoms usually bloom two weeks in advance compared to cherry blossoms.