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Sukayu Onsen

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Address: 1 Nitta, Aomori 038-0001, Aomori Prefecture
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Charming Traditional Inn, Amazing Springs

We spent three nights at this ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), ferrying ourselves between the dining areas and the onsen (hot spring) when we weren't skiing. Our stay really... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled on the JR bus to Sukaya to try out a Japanese onsen. There were no English instructions and it cost 1000yen for the mixed baths. There were few people around and my husband and I stumbled through, not quite sure of the customs. We sat and chatted in the onsen for a while but it was really too... More 

Thank Judy W
Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We spent three nights at this ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), ferrying ourselves between the dining areas and the onsen (hot spring) when we weren't skiing. Our stay really couldn't have been better. This is a very old inn, so it lacks some of the refinements of modern hotels and has not been rebuilt with good insulation. That means some of... More 

Thank Rhervez
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Its My Thord time here and I Love it. The last two Times' has been in Jan/feb but now in december when it is less crowded its eaven better. The food is fantastic and the staff so friendly. But the big plus is the almost 24 hour open hot-spring with its fantastic water. Skitouring around here is great but you... More 

Thank Stefan P
Melbourne, Australia
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195 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Segregated as well as mixed gender at this 130 year old onsen. The mixed section is cheapest with 600 jpy while segregated costs 1000 jpy. Despite mixed you are supposed to stay in your half of the basin. The ph value is 1 means the water is very acidy up to its hurting in your eyes. Great soba place part... More 

5 Thank dullyjan
Maldon, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you want to experience a real rustic authentic Onsen then this is the place to go. It is not for the shy as it is exactly how the Japanese experience these type of baths. You will have an experience that you will remember for ever.

Thank Paul A
Quebec City, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We've stayed at Sukayu Onsen for 4 nights during a ski trip to Hakkoda. The onsen is pretty close to the Hakkoda Ropeway, so it is a very good choice for skiers. Free shuttle bus runs from the Onsen until the ski resort. You can finish your day by skiing directly to the Sukayu Onsen. This is an old building... More 

Thank marcant007
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

This is the first time that Ive tried the mixed onsen. we've stayed in Hakkoda hotel 3 times but never been to this nearby onsen. The water is milky white and has the acidic sulphur smell. Its 43 degrees celcious and when we went there werent many people, most are still at ski slopes! If you are shy they do... More 

1 Thank Zetster
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Sukayu is a very traditional Japanese onsen known for being able to hold 1000 people. The water here is sulphuric so it's white (and smells a bit!) - it's very good for your skin though. I found the water here a lot hotter than at other onsens so be careful not to stay in for too long as you may... More 

1 Thank millavanilla1991
Tokyo, Japan
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Sukayu is a very traditional style onsen. The onsen water is soft and soothing. Inside the bath area is pretty dark with only a few light fixtures providing enough ambience. Very cozy and soothing. Don't be surprised when you see people taking a nap on the bath floor. It's a natural thing in Aomori pref.

4 Thank JapanMuse
Tokyo, Japan
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419 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

We visited the Sukayu Onsen Ryokan in May. We drove a rental car up to there although we could take a free shuttle from Shin-Aomori station. It was good one hour drive and we had good drive to Oirase Gorge and Lake Towada next day. The building itself is very traditional and over hundred years old. There are two choices... More 

6 Thank にんじんandグリーンピース

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