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Takaragawa Onsen

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Autumn escape

Total relaxation, good food although basic. Stunning scenery in a beautiful environment....autumn... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tokyo, Japan
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Relaxing open bath onsen during winter season

Stayed here for 2 days 1 night, I enjoyed my stay specially the onsen. For a foreigner who is not... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Manila, Philippines
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The world class onsen that is located at the northern mountain village of Gunma Prefecture, Japan.Takaragawa Onsen was once introduced by the router as one of the Top10 hot springs in the world in 2013.
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1899 Fujiwara, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun 379-172, Gunma Prefecture
+81 278-75-2611
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only in a couple of my other reviews do I use the word amazing. I am using it on this occasion because to go to Japan and experience something special is this is a one off thing in my life time. Up in the mountainous...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Total relaxation, good food although basic. Stunning scenery in a beautiful environment....autumn and winter the best times to go!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trevorw379
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We did not enjoy our stay at Takagarawa. The place is dated and run down but the worst part was that we felt we couldn't enjoy our stay after realising they keep a bear in a small cage enclosure on the property. It should be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank RedrobJ
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

A fabulous place in a remote natural setting. A bit cumbersome to get to, but certainly a great experience about Japanese tradition. Be mindful and respectful about the rules as this not a party place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robertgN1287MY
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Everything in this place are very good. This is japanese traditional accommodation. You can feel relax with onsen and the view of this place.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Buss C
Reviewed 24 April 2018

If you have always wanted to visit a Japanese onsen, Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku is a great way to experience it in a beautiful setting. The directions available online or sent from the hotel/onsen are very poorly written and difficult to understand. In an attempt to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank AlwaysGl0beTr0tting
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Stayed here for 2 days 1 night, I enjoyed my stay specially the onsen. For a foreigner who is not used to very hot water of onsens, the temperature of their open bath onsens were just right and not too hot. Indoor bath though is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had perfect weather for our stay at Takaragawa Onsen. Clear skies, but with still quite a bit of snow that had not melted which made the whole setting look magical. We loved our room with the view of the river and little balcony we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Shira S
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

The whole place is old and shabby, in a weird way. Our room was so filthy (see photos attached) that we only stayed one night instead of two - when you can wipe brown slime off the tap with a cotton bud, you know the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank JonRea
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Family of four staying two nights at the Ryokan and Onsen. Amazing welcome after being picked up by complimentary shuttle from the Shinkansen stop - Jomen Kogan. Straight into Takara ans shown to our huge room with tatami mats. Four different ones to choose from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank scud7201
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Response from Sanjeev K | Reviewed this property |
No problem with Smaller Tattoos, (I have small one on my hand) If you have very large & prominent tattoo, I would suggest to put some tape, That’s it !!! You are ready to go !!! Have fun
1 March 2017|
Response from Jensajenerator | Reviewed this property |
no way. u can't take photos inside because of privacy. there's a bridge and around you can already make some shots but is custom do not make photos. we were around cold cold winter, no one inside the bath. But it's was... More
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