Oyu

Oyu, Nozawaonsen-mura: Address, Phone Number, Oyu Reviews: 4/5


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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,264 contributions
Scalding but beautiful
Jan 2020 • Solo
This Yu is in the Main Street of Nozawa. It’s an amazing building. Inside the ceiling soars. But the baths are often scalding hot. You might be able to turn the gold tap on to ensure the bath stays moderate but a villager will turn up and crank up the heat.
Written 20 January 2020
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NiLuh123
Ubud, Indonesia10 contributions
First Onsen experience
Oct 2019 • Solo
Amazingly hot water.. my skin tingled for hours after soaking. Favored by locals.. but felt welcomed as I tried to follow the etiquette. Excited to try more Onsens..
Written 10 October 2019
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Glenys51_12
Brisbane, Australia105 contributions
Stunning Onsen
Mar 2019
This is the oldest and best public Onsen in Nozwa Onsen. It is directly opposite Ryokan Jon Nobi on the way to the travelator on the main street which takes you up to the ski field. The Onsen is separated into mens and womens areas and they have a slightly cooler one for novices! Check Onsen etiquette before you enter.
Written 17 March 2019
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KWY16
Queenstown, New Zealand35 contributions
The Grand-Dame of Soto-Yu
Feb 2019 • Family
In the middle of town it is hard to miss. Even in the middle of the day it was busy, jostling elbows with tourists and locals in the small change area.
Each of the two tubs comfortably sits 6-8 people. The water has mostly white particles floating in green-tinged water, with a mild sulfurous odour.
The first tub is hot, the second very very hot. Get in gradually and don't move once you are in.
Written 3 February 2019
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KylieLinforth
Gladstone, Australia45 contributions
Bath with the locals
Jan 2019 • Family
Two temperatures; hot and very hot. In the middle of town. Make sure your shoes go on the bottom shelf.
Written 10 January 2019
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Caroline
Perth, Australia605 contributions
Opposite our accommodation
Apr 2018 • Family
This is the best onsen, has a hot and hotter wooden tub, right in town so easy access in your robe! Also the foot onsen opposite is a good spot with a beer at then end of the day!
Written 4 April 2018
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Simon H
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia45 contributions
Out of the frying pan.....
Jan 2018 • Family
Wow, it was HOT! We have enjoyed onsen's and hot baths in Japan at hotels in the Hakuba region for a number of years. First time to Nozawaonsen, so we had to try the 'free' local onsets. We were prepared for the vagaries of water temperatures (they do fluctuate apparently), forewarned being aware that the local villages do cook eggs in some of the springs since they're that hot. Oyu is situated close to the temple area and beckoned after a cold day on the slopes. This was the hottest onsen I'd ever encountered (must've been high 40's C or more) and I could tolerate 10 minutes max making sure I didn't move an inch. Very very traditional and a beautiful example architecturally. You leave a donation after the visit.
Written 7 March 2018
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Victor L
24 contributions
Traditional and historical onsen
Jan 2018 • Family
Depends on what you want. This is the oldest onsen (built in the Edo period I was told) I have ever been. The onsen is seriously hot. There is only cold water tap and you supposed to mix the cold water and onsen water to bath yourself. Entrance is kind of free - there is a donation box at the front for covering the cost of the up-keep.
If you want an authentic traditional onsen experience, this is it.
Written 30 January 2018
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Matthew King
Unley, Australia7 contributions
Traditional, basic, hot
Jan 2018
Tried to go in the hotter bath first. Bad mistake, one of the most painful experiences I've had. Then a kind local told us we should go in the "cooler" one lol. Looks nice outside but very basic washing/tap facilities and hard to acclimatise with only a little plastic bucket and one hot tap in the corner.
Written 29 January 2018
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Victoria W
Leichhardt, Australia63 contributions
Great traditional Onsen a Must
Jan 2018 • Solo
I was a little hesitant about trying the public Onsen at Nozawa as so many people seemed to suggest the heat was unbearable or the smell too strong. Not so - I loved it and the local women were very welcoming. I felt very relaxed and part of the experience. I did practice my Onsen experience in various hotels (in Tokyo and Nozawa) first, just to get the hang of it and watched a very helpful YouTube video of the etiquette, which is very important. There were two pools one slightly hotter than the other which one of the local women pointed out to me. To wash beforehand there are only cold taps, not showers, but you can fill a bucket (they are provided) with hot water from the Onsen and use that to wash and pour over yourself as long as you don’t get any soap in the Onsen. I didn’t think it had a strong smell at all. It was a lovely old building and a beautiful relaxing experience.
Written 25 January 2018
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