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Authentic Japanese Onsen Hot Spring in California?

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Authentic Japanese Onsen Hot Spring in California?

Please help me find an authentic Japanese Onsen Hot Spring in California.

I am aware of the Desert Hot Springs, the Hot Springs in Death Valley, the Wilderness Hot Springs around the Sequoia NP and the ultra-Americanized 'Hot Spring Spas' around Napa wine country.

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1. Re: Authentic Japanese Onsen Hot Spring in California?

Orr Hot Springs

http://www.andersonic.net/orr/

Wilbur Hot Springs

http://www.wilburhotsprings.com/

Have fun!

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2. Re: Authentic Japanese Onsen Hot Spring in California?

Excellent information Enorah, thank you!

I guess my request should include Ryokan - the Japanese hot spring resort. We're looking for something more Japanese and less west coast American holistic.

It's unrealistic to believe that truly authentic onsen or ryokan exist outside of Japan, but we're looking for the closest thing we can find.

A few examples of what we're seeking (keeping in mind California is not Japan):

http://www.yagyu-no-sho.com/

japaneseguesthouses.com/db/shizuoka/arai.htm

With all the Japanese and Korean immigrants in Cali, I'm sure they have brought their outdoor hot spring bath concept with them!

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3. Re: Authentic Japanese Onsen Hot Spring in California?

Gosh I would love to find a place like that in California myself. I do not know of one. You wight want to give Kabuki Springs Spa a call and see if they have an idea. They are an indoor bathhouse located in San Francisco

http://www.kabukisprings.com/

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4. Re: Authentic Japanese Onsen Hot Spring in California?

Its very hard to find a Japanese style hot spring in California and none will be same as those in Japan.

One place we enjoy with outdoor hot springs is: David Walley's by Tahoe/Reno area.

http://www.davidwalleys.com/pool.html

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