Iwase Yumoto Onsen

Iwase Yumoto Onsen

Iwase Yumoto Onsen has been treasured as a hot spring resort for a long time. The rustic ryokan of Iwase Yumoto Onsen have quaint thatched roofs and are particularly photogenic lined up side-by-side. This old-fashioned area’s nostalgic atmosphere is definitely not to be missed if you would like to feel as if you have been transported back into the Japan of centuries gone by.
 

Venue Details

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

Tenei Village Tourism Association

Access Details
AccessYumoto, Tenei Village, Iwase District, Fukushima Pref. 962-0621
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Getting there

Car: 40 min drive from Ouchi-juku. About 70 min by car from Shirakawa Station

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