Top 4 Best Hot Springs in Iwate

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.

Location Hanamaki-shi, Iwate
Directions Approx. 20 min. by bus to Hanamaki Onsen or Dai Onsen from JR Shin-Hanamaki Station Bus Stop #4


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