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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“milky water”(6 reviews)
“mixed gender”(6 reviews)
“fish”(7 reviews)
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Free Parking
Smoking rooms available
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Wifi
Air Conditioning
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All reviewsmilky watermixed genderfishworth the effortoutdoor bathin advancelocal ingredientswinter wonderlandbus stopjapanese ryokansmall streamone of a kindamazing placebus loads of touristssnow seasonhidden awaystayed two nights
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's in the middle of the mountain which is very peaceful. There are many onsen in the area. Indoor: Male 2 Female 3 Outdoor: Female 2 Mix 1 The price is reasonable including dinner and breakfast. The staff hardly speak English but understand. How to...More

Thank Jittima P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice milky hot spring water. I had lunch there and it was mainly traditional maintain vegetables. I loved the soba and mushroom dishes. I will definitely want to come back one day during the fall season to watch different colors of leaves.

Thank Rie M
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Amazing place, if you want to visit a traditional Japanese Onsen in the mountains, eat local food at traditional low tables by pot over open fire, and stay in small Japanese rooms with shared bathrooms in order to enjoy amazing natural hot springs - and...More

1  Thank Janis857
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I stayed in Tsurunoyu Onsen for one night, in the first place I just wanted to have an Onsen experience in Japan. Then I heard about Tsurunoyu Onsen in the internet. You should book this Ryokan 6 months in advance to guarantee you got the...More

1  Thank monjunee
Reviewed 9 March 2018

It is remote, hard to get to, and even harder to book a stay. I was determined (although wary) about finally trying the place with the famous mixed outdoor baths. While I wished that the food halls were connected to the rooms (in snowy weather...More

1  Thank infrarouge
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#1 Classic Hotel in Semboku
#2 Charming Hotel in Semboku
#5 Great View Hotel in Semboku
#6 Romantic Hotel in Semboku
#8 Quaint Hotel in Semboku
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Smoking rooms available
Details
Hotel Style
#1 Classic Hotel in Semboku
#2 Charming Hotel in Semboku
#5 Great View Hotel in Semboku
#6 Romantic Hotel in Semboku
#8 Quaint Hotel in Semboku
Room types
Smoking rooms available
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Khoa H
18 August 2018|
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Response from Janis857 | Reviewed this property |
We took the bus from train station and we asked someone at tourist office in train station to call ahead(in Japanese) to tell them when we would arrive at the bus stop, so that their shuttle bus could meet us at that bus... More
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lt178
17 July 2018|
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Response from amazinga | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. You can use a towel to cover for the mixed gender baths. If worried, you might enquire at Yamanoyado, 1Km apart run by Tsuruniyu, which has a private rental outdoor bath with the same onsen water as Tsurunoyu... More
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Kartch
10 June 2018|
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Response from jaylowe | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, you have to call to book a room. The staff speaks some simple English. Just speak very slowly. Tell them the date and the type of room only. I called abt 4 months in advance and all rooms were booked. And... More
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"Book well ahead, the old irori rooms can be sold out 6 months in advance!"
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"A room with private toilet is recommended. No need for an en-suite full bathroom as with onsen, shared bath..."
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"We had ground floor room with no view, but rooms upstairs had forest views."
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"Avoid the rustic room at main building should you prefer a quieter environment"
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