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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Matthew King
Unley, Australia7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Pierre3007
Lismore, Australia175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
This is a traditional onsen that is small and intimate. It's something that every visitor tomJapan should experience. We have been to several onsens but this one is very old snd an experience in itself, located right at the bottom of the hill to the moving foot way.
Written 30 May 2017
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NiLuh123
Ubud, Indonesia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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KWY16
Queenstown, New Zealand34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Lupin W
Whitehorse, Canada7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Amazing façade; very hot and sulphurous waters. 1 of about 13 free Onsen in Nozawa Onsen. Ones' near the hill were more intimate and smaller - able to pull The drain plug to add copious amounts of cold water . Love this place - onsen, skiing, hiking, culture, and lots of powder 😊
Written 10 May 2017
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forensicsgirl
San Antonio, TX1,604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
O-yu is one of Nozawa Onsen's 13 soto-yu. This public bathhouse was very popular. I visited this bathhouse twice. On both occasions, there were already several women there bathing. I was the only non-Japanese guest at the time.

If this is your first time visiting a Japanese onsen/bathhouse, please research onsen etiquette and customs. Be sure to remove your shoes before stepping onto the bathing platform. This could be kind of awkward because there is only a small area to remove your shoes. This area is positioned near the door and guests were frequently coming in. I noticed a lot of Japanese bathers wore shoes that could easily slip on and off. My hiking boots proved to be a bit cumbersome in this tight space.

As with the other bathhouses, there is a place to store your clothes. Also, there are small storage lockers for valuables. This is a public bathhouse so shampoo, soap and towels are not provided.

Guests are required to wash their bodies before entering the bath. There is a small area for this purpose.

Once again, this is a very popular bathhouse. Enjoy your opportunity to experience Japanese culture.
Written 19 March 2015
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Glenys51_12
Brisbane, Australia103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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KylieLinforth
Gladstone, Australia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Australia786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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