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Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku

1899 Fujiwara, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun 379-1721 Gunma Prefecture
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#3 of 66 onsen ryokans in Minakami-machi
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Looking for a place to stay in Minakami-machi? Then look no further than Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku, a charming onsen ryokan that brings the best of Minakami-machi to your doorstep.

Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku is a charming onsen ryokan offering a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free internet access is offered to guests.

The onsen ryokan features a coffee shop, shops, and a gift shop. Plus, guests can enjoy a hot tub and an on-site restaurant, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Minakami-machi. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Guests of Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku can find Raman Hotaka (0.7 mi) a short walk from the onsen ryokan when they are feeling hungry and looking for a bite to eat.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku as you experience everything Minakami-machi has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Skiing
Free shuttle or taxi services
Banquet room
Spa
Parking
Public wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Shuttle bus service
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Gift shop
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Mountain View
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Languages Spoken
Japanese
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Katarina wrote a review Oct 2023
19 contributions4 helpful votes
Beautiful and delicious! The hot springs and our room (in the old part, the 3. Building) was so amazing that we are speeachless! It is more beautiful than on the pictures ! And walking around in the traditional yukata was supercool and stylish! The food is really good and served in a topical Japanese way. The only thing that was not totally perfect was that there was dust and spiderwebs some places (but not the rooms). We love it, we will come back of we have an opportunity again!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SimonDavina wrote a review Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions4 helpful votes
While the outdoor Onsen baths are fabulous, this is an aged resort, old and it shows. The noise from the outdoor building works was also a negative. Made for relaxing after the Onsen impossible. Nude bathing is also no longer permitted and everyone is forced to wear fetching brown wraps. But the red wine on offer was great!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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specialladykim wrote a review Aug 2023
Malaysia4 contributions2 helpful votes
The rooms condition is very bad, the onsen experience is good! Is quite crowded sometimes and of course the room price is too expensive! It’s in a very scenic spot but is just everything is so old. I recommend you go elsewhere if you are looking for a better place with better accommodation.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Madshus wrote a review Feb 2023
Canberra, Australia1376 contributions487 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable time in this outdoor onsen. It’s in a very scenic spot, and the trails wind their way down to the different baths. I started in the woman’s section but then worked my way around all of them. Including the mixed gender ones. 1200 yen gets you access and a weird swimming costume.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Diaon M wrote a review Feb 2020
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First of all I must say, the location/onsen itself is amazing. Quite possibly one of the best in Japan, breathtaking views and also tattoo friendly. The food that was served to us on the other hand was a different story. Dinner was presented to us as a kaiseki meal, but instead of having everything coursed out like a normal kaiseki meal, it was all just strewn out on the table. Most of the food was clearly just frozen food thawed out and presented to us. Sashimi clearly smelled fouled, completely cold grilled fish, and duck meat that was chewy and tough like old boots. We decided to leave before the “Gohan” course of the meal which was the only thing coursed to us at the end of the meal. Our server asked us why we were leaving so soon as to which we told her that the meal was basically inedible. She responded with “I’m sorry” instead of trying to elevate the situation and give us something a bit more satisfactory, almost as if this is a commonality for her. With my 20+ years in the hospitality business I would be the first to tell you that you never apologize for anything because it’s clearly admitting that your food/service is sub pay at best. Later in the evening I spoke to some Thai tourists (I lived in Thailand for 2 years) asking them what they though of the food, and without any sort of hesitation told me they thought it was terrible. My wife, who is Japanese also spoke to some Japanese tourists that also said similar things but were a bit more reserved due to the culture nuances of Japanese people in general. The following day we made a complaint to the manager at the front desk about our experience and basically told us the same thing that our server the previous night told us “I’m sorry” and even went as far as telling us that other people have complained in the past and that “he would inform the kitchen of this matter. No comps for anything, no “we’ll make a better experience for you the next time on us” just “sorry” and basically shrugged his shoulders. Despite the amazing location or not, my wife and I spent lots of money and our valuable time to visit this place expecting an incredible experience. Needless to say it’s highly doubtful we would ever come back unless it’s complimentary on the house. Bring your own food, or go to another onsen
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Algonquin Paddler wrote a review Feb 2020
Dwight, Canada83 contributions39 helpful votes
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I have visited over 100 onsen ryokans during my years of living and visiting Japan. I came here on a quest to find the best rotenburo in Japan. So, I splurged for the most expensive room/stay of my life. Although I did capture a few nice photos from outside, the overall experience was my worst in 28 years of Japanese travel. The room was dilapidated. It was as if nothing had been maintained since Japan's economic bubble burst in the early 90's. The river view I paid for was only visible if you leaned up against the windows while standing. Hallways were freezing. All staff were generally nice. However, when I returned from bathing in the late afternoon, I asked the front desk for a pitcher of ice water. They said a pitcher would be left in the room during dinner, and refused to get one when asked. In general, the food was the worst I have ever been served in any hotel or ryokan in Japan. Everything seemed canned or just low quality. At $430CAD/night, I expect at least a couple slices of wagyu. The baths were lukewarm at best, and, actually cold in some places. Only lying awkwardly next to the hot water inlet would result in tolerable temperatures. All baths were too shallow. Changing rooms were not heated. Outdoor lounge area fire was out (probably for decades) and there were no other heaters. Distances to walk outside, in sub-zero January temperatures, were extreme. The haori should have been warmer for walking outside. The towels everyone must wear while bathing are stupid, unless they are to allow photography of the scenic setting. But, photography is officially banned in the bath area. And yet, absolutely every other bather I saw, was blatantly taking photos in the bath area. Why is there still a women only bath, apparently with the only heated changing room, if all bathers must now cover up with those mandatory towels. It should be communal as well, or rotate women/men only, in the morning & evening. This huge complex did not have single massage chair or massage service. The dining room, shuttle bus and baths were all filled with 95% foreigners. Most that I spoke to had never been to a ryokan onsen before, so they don't realize how bad this place is compared to others. I think that is why there are not more negative reviews. Difficult to get here. I felt completely ripped off by my stay here. I will never return. The water and walks are so cold, it is not even worth coming for winter day use.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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nana2522 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
I should believe some comments in here. 😔 This onsen already turn to be a place for tourists and the room is quite old. Onsen has a good view but crowded with hotel guests. Service and food were just ok. If you want to get japanese onsen experience,better go somewhere else.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GintamaZ wrote a review Jan 2020
California2736 contributions133 helpful votes
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Takaragawa Onsen is like an onsen from fairytale during the winter. It is so picturesque when snow falls. The location is perfect being next to the river. Onsen with sounds of river flowing and water from Onsen was truly sublime under gentle falling snow. The onsen water was good, but not the best . The food at the onsen serves Japanese food in Western setting. It is buffet style with a basic kaseki dinner set. The actual time at the hotel is however limited for one night over nighter. This is because hitel bus take guests back to station at 9am, after arriving late at like 4pm . It is best to stay at least two nights to truly experience the onsen.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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MikeJpon wrote a review Dec 2019
Tokyo, Japan12 contributions6 helpful votes
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If you like the wilderness, this place is Utopia. The water temperature was about 38°C or 100°F. The open air baths are mixed gender, so do not be surprised if someone of the opposite gender jumps into the pool with you. However, the resort does ask you to cover up your private area, and will supply you with a towel-like gown, free of charge. The only demerit was, these gowns “do not” come in children’s sizes. So, children seven years and younger are left to wear something of their own, or to run around the open air baths naked. Which a lot of children were doing... Dinner and breakfast was a Viking style, all you can eat buffet geared towards foreigners’ taste. Truly nothing out of the ordinary or traditional. Overall, this place was really clean and relaxing. Our nine-year-old twins loved it!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kamonthip P wrote a review Dec 2019
Tokyo, Japan4 contributions4 helpful votes
Unfortunately a beautiful place has been overrun resulting in a less-than-authentic Japanese onsen experience. Now suited more towards a theme park or a tourist machine. The requirement that all visitors (men and women alike) wear bath-dresses is the last shame for visitors and for the onsen. Too bad, as Takaragawa has lost its authenticity. If you are looking for an authentic Japanese god springs experience, this is no longer the place to go. Beware. I pulled the bath-dress photo from their own website.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku
Which popular attractions are close to Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku?
Nearby attractions include Doai Station (4.6 miles), Tambara Lavender Park (4.8 miles), and Minakami Hodaigi Ski Place (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sobatokoro Kadoya, Okashi No Ie Tanigawadake Drive-Inn, and Kanokoisoryori.
Are there any historical sites close to Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Former Yubiso Station (4.3 miles).
Does Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.