Futamata Onsen

Futamata Onsen

Outdoor hot spring baths line the sides of the valley at the foot of Mt. Futamata. The open-air baths of Futamata Onsen’s ryokan are situated in a very peaceful location, surrounded by ancient forests full of beech trees – all at an altitude of 800 m. Futamata Onsen’s hot spring baths have been used for about 1200 years, and are particularly revered for the hot spring water’s healing properties.

What’s more, being close to Ouch-juku, Futamata Onsen is conveniently located for a visit during your trip to Fukushima.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://ten-ei.net/index.aspx(Automated translation available)

Tenei Village Tourism Association

Best SeasonAll Year
Related infoSee below for the websites of two ryokan in Futamata Onsen.
Kashiwaya Ryokan: Website (Japanese)
Asunaro-so Ryokan: Website (Japanese)
Access Details
AccessTenei Village, Iwase District, Fukushima Pref.
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Getting there

By Car: 40 min by car from Ouchi-juku; 70 min by car from Shirakawa Station.

By Bus: Reach the Futamata Onsen and Iwase Yumoto Onsen via the Yuttari-Yakon Bus, which leaves from Shirakawa Station (accessible from the JR Tohoku Shinkansen). This bus can be reserved at local hotels, ryokan or tourist information centers.


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