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Located along Houshi River, Houshi Onsen Chojukan features a public hot spring bath, Japanese-style accommodations with free Wi-Fi and Japanese cuisine. A wooden building stemming from 100 years ago, the property breathes a historical atmosphere. Rooms have a tatami (woven-straw) floor and a low table with seating cushions. A seating area at floor-to-ceiling windows offers nature views, and guests sleep in traditional futon bedding. Yukata robes are provided, while toilets and bathing facilities are shared. A Japanese breakfast and dinner are served at the dining room. The Houshi Chojukan Onsen hotel is a 20-minute drive from arts and crafts village Takumi-no-Sato. Mount Tanigawa-dake can be visited a 1-hour drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Houshi Onsen Chojukan has been welcoming guests since 13 Sept 2013.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Free private parking available on-site

Hot spring bath

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  • Tristan
    Beatiful onsen. The bath is one of the best I’ve experienced in Japan.
  • Elicia
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The baths were amazing and the staff could not be more accommodating- the beds were really comfortable too and the staff helped us to know how to eat all the (super posh!) food :-)
  • Alexander
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Chojukan has excellent quality water, at perfect temperature. The outside onsen mostly operates as women-only (men only before 7 am). The rooms in the old building are small but well maintained, and the sink is inside (toilet outside). Meals are...
  • Vkoo811
    Hong KongHong Kong
    It is one of the most outstanding ryokans I have stayed in Japan when it comes to ambience and a sense of authenticity. The two bigger onsens in the ryokan were both quite distinguished and memorable, so I recommend trying it out. The water of...
  • Mildred
    Hong KongHong Kong
    Everything else except the guests in the room above us. The food was good, the staff were lovely and oohh the hot springs were fantastic. The main bathhouse is in an old traditional structure and oddly enough it is a mixed bath! But if one was...
  • Seval
    The location was one of the best places I have visited an onsen. This place is very big, old and historical. There is nothing near the hotel, it’s completely hidden and you can hear the birds and frogs and the river running from your window. It...
  • とも
    自然に囲まれてゆっくりできました。まだ桜が咲いていました。 散歩コースがあり、滝を見に行きました。 お風呂もぬるめで、堪能できました。 お風呂の底に、丸い石がごろごろしているのは、初めての体験でした。 部屋にこたつがあり、良かったです。 食事は量が多くて、お腹いっぱいになりました。
  • Gill
    United StatesUnited States
    Perfect mix of authentic time period and modern comforts. They also have rooms that are older and more authentic with less modern comforts. The food and staff were all amazing. Specifically they went out of their way for my wife and I even...
  • Mitsuo
    夕食の量、味付ちょうど良かった。 調度品など日本の古い感じが漂い落ち着き、安らぎを感じさせた。 部屋の間取り良く使い勝手が良かった。
  • Naoko
    お風呂がすばらしいのは変わらずでした。 ロビー横に囲炉裏があって、自由にお茶を淹れて飲むことができたり、部屋に炬燵があることが嬉しいです。 夜、別館から見えるお風呂の建物の様子が幻想的でした。 3月5日で、雪を心配していましたが、到着まで全く路面に雪はありませんでした。

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  • What time are the communal baths available?

    Answered on 18 March 2022
  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?

    夕食は、PM6:00~PM7:00の間でスタートしておりますので、この時間に間に合うようにお越しください よろしくお願いいたします
    Answered on 18 March 2022
  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?

    Answered on 18 March 2022

Property surroundings *

Facilities of Houshi Onsen Chojukan
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot spring bath
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Luggage storage
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Hot spring bath
    Languages spoken
    • Japanese

    Sustainable initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

    House rules

    Houshi Onsen Chojukan takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 18:00


    From 08:00 to 10:30



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children are not allowed.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Mastercard Visa UC NICOS Cash Houshi Onsen Chojukan accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Because of the property's age, guests might see some insects in the building.

    Please note that there is no bus from JR Jomo-Kogen Train Station after 16:00.

    Please inform the property in advance if you have any food allergies or dietary needs.

    Please note that ATM/cash machine is not available at the property. The nearest cash machine is located 4.3 miles away from the property.

    Please inform the property in advance in case you are accompanied by children.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.

    FAQs about Houshi Onsen Chojukan

    • Check-in at Houshi Onsen Chojukan is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

    • The prices at Houshi Onsen Chojukan may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Houshi Onsen Chojukan is 10.6 miles from the centre of Minakami. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Houshi Onsen Chojukan offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Hot spring bath

    • Room options at Houshi Onsen Chojukan include:

      • Quadruple
      • Twin
      • Triple
      • Single