When you’re visiting Akita to see the famous Nebuta, you should also go visit some of their hot springs. Below are the top 8 hot springs in Akita.

Some are very difficult to get to without a car, but others are easily accessible using the trains and a taxi. The beauty of these hot springs hidden in the mountains of Akita make the effort to get there well worthwhile.

Nyuto Hot Springs 
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Tamagawa Hot Springs 
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Oyu Hot Springs 
Address: Towada Oyu, Kazuno-shi, Akita
Directions: 12 min. by taxi from Towada Minami station on the JR Hanawa Line
Website: http://www.h-kazuno.co.jp/sp/en/

Mizusawa Hot Springs Village 
Address: Shimotakanao, Obonai, Tazawako
Directions: 25 min. by bus (bound for Nyuto hot springs) from JR Tazawako Station

Doroyu Hot Springs 
Address: Doroyuzawa, Takamatsu, Yuzawa-shi, Akita
Directions: 1h 20min. by share taxi from JR Yuzawa station (JR Ou Main line) . You need to register with the Yuzawa city hall and make a reservation with the taxi company to use the share taxi. See details here http://www.city-yuzawa.jp/roadriver01/385.html (Japanese only)
Website: http://www.nihon-kankou.or.jp.e.wp.hp.transer.com/akita/052078/detail/05207cd2110076431

Natsuse Hot Springs 
Address: 84 Natsuse,Sotsuda,Tazawako,Senboku-shi, Akita
Directions: 30 min. by taxi from JR Tazawako Station or JR Kakunodate Station
Website: http://beauty-of-japan.com/article/miyakowasure-ryokan-natsuse-onsen-akita/

Oysasukyo Hot Springs 
Address: Minase, Yuzawa-shi, Akita
Directions: From JR Yuzawa Station (JR Ou Main Line) go to theYuzawa Eigyosho Bus Terminal. Take the Ugo Kotsu Bus to Daifunto-Iriguchi bus stop (55 min)
Website: https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/regional/akita/oyasukyo.html

Nyuto Onsen Village

Relax in an idyllic onsen village, surrounded by a primeval Japanese beech forest
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Business Hours Weekdays ( 09:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

Differs depending on the onsen
Price Day-trip visits to the onsen (please refer to the website for accommodations)
Tsurunoyu 510 yen *For day trips, the open-air bath cannot be used on Mondays
Taenoyu 720 yen
Kuroyu Onsen 510 yen
Ganiba Onsen 510 yen
Magoroku Onsen 510 yen
Website http://ryokan.glocal-promotion.com/

Tamagawa Onsen

A prominent “onsen” known in Japan for the effective treatment of ailments due to the high acidity of its waters
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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )

Day-trip onsen 8:00am-5:00pm
Price Day-trip onsen: Adults 600 yen, Children 300 yen
Address Tamagawa Hotspring See map
Telephone 0187-58-3000
Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamagawa_Hot_Spring

Fuke-no-Yu Onsen

This remote hot springs in the middle of nature is exceptional
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Business Hours Weekdays ( 09:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

Day-trip usage 8:30am-5pm

Closed in winter (from November to mid-April)
Price Day trips
Adults 600 yen
Children 300 yen
Address ふけの湯温泉 Hachimantai, Oga, Akita See map
Telephone 0186-31-2131

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