Historians have found evidence that this hot spring area in Gunma Prefecture was used by people in the Jomon period (14,000-300 BCE) of ancient Japan, but the ryokan itself dates back to the Taisho era (1912-1926). Ideal for couples who want to spend some quality time together, this rare resort doesn’t just have one mixed-bathing open-air bath – it has three! Mixed bathing areas require guests to be nude, but women are provided with a special towel to wrap themselves in before they take a dip. All baths look out onto the river, offering breathtaking views in every season.
Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku
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