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Takaragawa Onsen

1899 Fujiwara, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun 379-172, Gunma Prefecture
+81 278-75-2611
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Staff were polite and helpful, and the onsen was nice at night. However, our entire visit was... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Claudia853
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Great excursion!

If you have always wanted to visit a Japanese onsen, Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku is a great way to... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
AlwaysGl0beTr0tting
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Los Angeles, California
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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
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1899 Fujiwara, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun 379-172, Gunma Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Staff were polite and helpful, and the onsen was nice at night. However, our entire visit was tainted by the fact that they had a poor 13yr old asiatic black bear (moon bear) kept in a small concrete-floored metal cage. He was balding (generally a...More

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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

2  Thank AlwaysGl0beTr0tting
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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

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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

1  Thank Shira S
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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

4  Thank JonRea
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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

2  Thank scud7201
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Best onsen one life you should come, easy and comfortable to come from Tokyo, Every staff so kind, clean room, public bath and rest room.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a couple hours in late December in the middle of a heavy snow. I've never experienced anything like this picturesque outdoor onsen as a blanket of heavy snow falls on from above.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

One of the best Onsen i been in Japan, it allows for with Tatto & has mixed Onsen too. So you can enjoy onsen with your partner Breathtaking scenery with River flow & deep in Nature and one of the more traditional onsen in Japan....More

1  Thank Sanjeev K
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Takaragawa Onsen  Still arguabley the most beautiful onsen but the drawbacks kept getting worse. We went on the last week of October and the changing color of the leaves are very  very beautiful . The drawbacks first of all is the food.  They serve a...More

1  Thank Deja C
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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
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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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