Visiting Iwate Prefecture in the Tohoku Region can be a very cold experience with all that snow in the winter. That’s why you want to visit some hot springs to warm up. Here are 5 hot springs that you can go to. Unlike a bath with regular water, the water of a hot spring will really warm you up from the inside and will actually keep you feeling warm for a longer time.
Tsunagi Hot Springs
Because the water is nice and hot from all of the wellsprings, you can fully enjoy an outdoor bath, even in Iwate’s cold winter.
|Address||2-7-1, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi|
|Directions||30 min. by bus (Tsunagi/Oshuku Line or Yamabushi Line or Tsunagi Onsen Line via Ota) from JR Morioka Station East Exit Bus Stop #10|
Shizukuishi Hot Springs Village
This is a group of 11 hot springs in a charming town full of traditional inns each with its own character for visitors to choose from and enjoy.
|Directions||15 min. by taxi from JR Shizukuishi Station (JR Shinkansen Line “Komachi”)|
Hachimantai Hot Springs Village
Hot springs right at the northern foot of Mt. Iwate. This is a region with a resort-like atmosphere that has a variety of leisure options and Japanese inns.
|Location||Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture|
|Directions by Bus||Take the Iwate Kenpoku bus from JR Morioka Station bound for the Hachimantai Royal Hotel (1h 25 min) and get off at the end of the line.|
|Directions By car||Get off at the Matsuo-Hachimantai Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway and drive via Prefectural Routes 45 and 23 for 9 km.|
Hanamaki Hot Springs
Hanamaki is a complex of 10 hot springs. It is a paradize to Soak up history, relaxation and admire the glorious views.
|Directions||Approx. 20 min. by bus to Hanamaki Onsen or Dai Onsen from JR Shin-Hanamaki Station Bus Stop #4|