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Address: 1899 Fujiwara, Tone-gun, Minakami-machi, Gunma Prefecture
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+81 278-75-2121

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Love this onsen and we learned that Takaragawa Onsen is one of the biggest onsen in Japan. There is a bus that takes you direct to this onsen during the day and the last bus pick... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
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Grosseto, Italy
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125 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

There's something magical about this place. We were there mid April, and there was still snow in big patches around. The onsen is pretty hot by 'western' standards, but you'll be able to find less hot spots in the outdoor pools. The onsen is open also all night long. Absolutely amazing!!

Thank ElElena__11
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

To get there, take Shingansen from Tokyo to Jomo Kogen station and transfer to hotel bus to Takaragawa Onsen. Take indoor bath at the hotel before heading out to the outdoor onsen. Don't forget the towels provided at the hotel.

1 Thank jsatayapunt
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

My wife, our two friends and I decided to go to Takaragawa Onsen because it was recommended to us by our Japanese friend. The first time we went was Fall of 2014, and it was so amazing and special that now that we're back in Japan in January of 2017, we decided to go again! We stayed in a huge... More 

2 Thank Nic H
Rome, Italy
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted so much to visit Takaragawa Osengaku so we rented a car from Tokyo and as the weather at Minakami could be dangerous and with snow with had the idea to go there and we did the best visit of our life. Frankly we only saw japanese people there and that's why Japanese food is very traditional there. Best... More 

Thank Jensajenerator
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Buses from Bus Stop #4 in front of Minakami Station head in the direction of Takaragawa Onsen roughly once every 2 hours, but only the 10:45 am & 1:35 pm stop there directly, taking 33 minutes; others you have to get off at Takaragawa Iriguchi 宝川入口 then walk 20 minutes / 800 m downhill or get the hotel shuttle. Very... More 

4 Thank redeyeblues
Key West, Florida
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This place is so beautiful and authentic, by far my favorite Onsen. I visited in February of 2016 and am going to go back again in November. They pick you up from the Station and take you to the hotel. I loved the experience from start to finish. The food is very traditional, so it may be too traditional for... More 

3 Thank Monica L
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Love this onsen and we learned that Takaragawa Onsen is one of the biggest onsen in Japan. There is a bus that takes you direct to this onsen during the day and the last bus pick from onsen is at 5pm. They have a lot of sections and even one close section for ladies only. Water is naturally hot and... More 

Thank PixieDust80
cairns, australia
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I was so exited to spend a lovely day relaxing in the beautiful outdoor onsen, however this was all ruined once I entered and was confronted with the horrible and unsettling sight of four bears in filthy cramped cages. There are some bulls#*t signs bagging on about conservation, but I have eyes & they were filled with tears at the... More 

9 Thank Otanerau
Jakarta, Indonesia
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473 reviews
303 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Unlike in many other onsens, here it seemed like people did not quite bother as to how we dress. Some covered certain body parts while walking to the pool and took off all once inside. Some were all-out naked inside and outside (while walking from changing room to a pool and from one pool to the other). A few decided... More 

Thank GabyVM
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I came here with my parents and was impressed at the beautiful scenery. Our room over looked the river and trees. The sound of the running river was very relaxing. We were really looking forward to a delicious dinner but it was pretty disappointing. The tempura had been sitting a bit too long and overall the flavor a weren't there.... More 

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