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If you visit Mount Io, just drive a further 5 minutes and you will reach Kawayu Onsen. This onsen is free for all to enjoy. There is a carpark up the road behind Kawayu Hot Spring Information Centre. So you can park here and walk...More
Went there with my kids by cold weather. We stayed almost 1.5h in the hot water, relaxing our foot and mind. We met there a band of nice young local people to discuss with. Was really nice, we enjoyed.
Kawayu Onsen looks like a quiet town, but on a closer look, it's quite interesting. The train tracks are perfect for jump shots. The train station has a warm foot bath beside it, perfect for waiting for the train when it's freezing outside. The town...More
If you're in the area, try to stay in Kawayu Onsen. Its a dying little town, reminiscing of its glory as a successful Onsen town. We were there in early August and in the evenings there is an ainu dance festival- entertaining and cute. The...More
We stayed here a couple of nights as a base to explore this part of Akan national park. Whilst the countryside around the town is amazing, Kawayu Onsen itself is nothing special. The foot spa in town was nicely done and the Eco centre is...More
I loved the water here - freely flowing through the hotel pools and down the gullies between buildings and under the roads. Air vents in the main street allow steam to escape.
The water is very acidic here and smells heavily of sulphur. Word on...More