Relaxation in Tsuchiyu

  • 3 destinations
  • Multi day

You can enjoy this multi-day relaxation tour of Fukushima any time of year. But that’s not the only thing to make this trip so enticing. You’ll find something for everyone in the family or quiet spots of solitude to be enjoyed alone. Whether you’re traveling with someone or by yourself, this is the perfect way to enjoy Fukushima.
Take a bus ride from Fukushima Station to Hotel Sansuiso. Enjoy a quiet room at this lovely hotel where you can soak away your worries in one of their many hot spring baths. Especially nice during winter are the outdoor baths, let the cool air wash over your exposed face while the waters keep you warm. After a day sequestered in baths, why not take a stroll about town and visit the famous shop Matsuya. See their own unique kokeshi dolls, which are popular toys around Japan with each area creating completely unique kokeshi dolls. After you’ve admired the curious little wooden dolls, try your hand at painting your own under the guidance of one of the shop’s staff. Take your very own kokeshi doll back with you as a unique souvenir and memory of your time in Fukushima Prefecture. Finally, explore the other hot spring baths that Tsuchiyu Onsen has to offer. Choose from public baths, baths in other ryokan, or a number of a foot baths dotted around the town. No matter where you turn, you’re sure to enjoy the calming and rejuvenating waters. When you’ve finished enjoying everything that the area has to offer, head back to Fukushima Station by bus.
 

Start

Fukushima Station

From Fukushima Sta., it takes 45 min to reach Tsuchiyu Onsen by bus (or 30 min by taxi).

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Tsuchiyu Onsen

  • Central Area

Tsuchiyu Onsen, located at the heart of Mt. Azuma, is surrounded by beautiful scenic spots, and is home to many ryokan and hotels - such as Hotel Sansuiso - that make the most of the abundant onsen water. As well being to make day-trips to the baths at many of Tsuchiyu Onsen's ryokan, there are also footbaths and public baths dotted throughout this quaint town. A Japan of years gone by is captured in the nostalgic streets of Tsuchiyu Onsen. Check out the various shops selling the town’s famous Kokeshi Dolls (a Japanese traditional craft), browse for omiyage or stop by at a café.

Hotel Sansuiso is a 5 min walk from central Tsuchiyu Onsen.

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Hotel Sansuiso

  • Central Area

Hotel Sansuiso offers a unique experience. You’ll be able to hear the sound of the two-tiered waterfall along the Arakawa River from their open-air hot spring baths. Enjoy the wonderful views of the abundant local nature in this rural haven. Take a moment for yourself at this luxurious hotel. Not only do they have picturesque open-air baths, but they have a diverse number of them. Choose from four types of hot springs to be shared with other guests, and five types of reservable private baths to make your experience perfect.

Matsuya Shop is only a 4 min walk from Hotel Sansuiso.

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Kokeshi Doll Painting at Matsuya Souvenir Shop

  • Central Area
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Matsuya has assembled a large number of Tsuchiyu Onsen souvenirs. Tsuchiyu Kokeshi are a local type of doll, known for their peculiar expressions and simple wooden texture. For a particularly unique experience, you can paint your own Kokeshi Doll!

Tsuchiyu Onsen to Fukushima Sta. takes 45 minutes by bus (or 30 min by taxi).

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Finish

Fukushima Station

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