Boasting hot spring baths in a spectacular outdoor setting by Takaragawa River, Japanese-style hotel Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku is a 10-minute drive from Hodaigi Ski Resort. It offers free Wi-Fi at the lobby and a free station transfer.
Rooms feature a serene Japanese interior with a tatami (woven-straw) floor, a TV and shoji sliding screens, which open to a relaxing seating area. Guests sleep in comfortable futon bedding, while amenities include yukata robes, a washstand and an attached toilet. Bathroom facilities are shared.
Guests can relax in an indoor or outdoor public hot spring bath, unwind with a massage or browse the souvenir shop. Hotel Osenkaku Takaragawa provides a free shuttle once a day to/from Jomo-Kogen Station, a 50-minute drive away, and JR Minakami Station, a 35-minute drive away.
A Japanese or Western breakfast is served in the dining room every morning. A kaiseki multi-course dinner or a Japanese and Western buffet dinner is served.
The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Hodaigi Ski Resort and Minakami Kogen Fujiwara Ski Resort. Okutone Snow Park is a 25-minute drive and Sudagai Dam is a 15-minute drive away.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.
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- Hi, is April fully booked or can we make reservation in that month? Thanks!The joint used server by the hotels were down after the domestic benefit travel program was started. The booking for the next spring and early summer ..Answered on 24 October 2022
- What is the differences between Japanese style room and selected room? ThanksAll of the rooms are by the Japanese style. Selected at check in means that the guests cannot choose the Building in advance.Answered on 26 January 2023
- Is that poor bear still being kept in that awful cage?No bears kept any more.Answered on 16 December 2022
- Do you welcome 1.5 year old child ? Thank youyes welcome.Answered on 16 December 2022
- Hi! I read that you accept tattoos at your public onsens from a response you posted in 2019 (recommend to cover up with a towel). Is this still true?Officially we have not answered yes,but no worry please. covering it with something,it could be better. Or choose the time and timing for your bathing..Answered on 30 December 2022
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- Electric kettle
- HikingAdditional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles)Additional charge
- Sitting area
- Flat-screen TV
- Shuttle service
- Vending machine (drinks)
- Wake-up service
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Public Bath
- Open-air bath
- Hot spring bath
- MassageAdditional charge
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children & Beds
Children over 8 are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.
No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 8 and up are allowed)
Takaragawa Onsen Ousenkaku accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
- From Joetsu Shinkansen Jomo-Kogen Station to the hotel: 13:00 and 15:00
- From JR Joetsu Line Minakami Station to the hotel: 15:15
- From the hotel to JR Minakami Station and Jomo-Kogen Station: 09:30 (09:15 from December to March)
Please note that there are no dining options near the hotel.
Guests without a dinner plan: To have dinner at the hotel, please make a reservation at least a day in advance. The hotel's contact details can be found in the booking confirmation.
Dinner is served between 18:00 and 20:00.
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 Takaragawa Onsen Ousenkaku
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Takaragawa Onsen Ousenkaku offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
- Open-air bath
- Public Bath
- Hot spring bath
Check-in at Takaragawa Onsen Ousenkaku is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
Takaragawa Onsen Ousenkaku is 11.8 miles from the center of Minakami.
Room options at Takaragawa Onsen Ousenkaku include:
Yes, Takaragawa Onsen Ousenkaku is popular with guests booking family stays.