Nyuto hot spring resort [乳頭温泉郷]

Entrance of Tsurunoyu
Entrance of Tsurunoyu
Photo by Akita Prefecture

Open-air bath of Tsurunoyu
Open-air bath of Tsurunoyu
Photo by Akita Prefecture

Nyuto hot spring resort is located about 10 km northeast of Lake Tazawa.
The vowels in the word "Nyuto" are pronounced long, so it is read as "Nyûtô".

It is on the west foot of Mount Nyuto (1,478 meters high), and there are seven hot springs within a range of 3 km.

There is a Japanese-style hotels (ryokan) by each hot spring.

Taenoyu
Taenoyu
Photo by Akita Prefecture

Kuroyu
Kuroyu
Photo by Akita Prefecture

The seven hot springs are the following.

  1. Tsurunoyu (鶴の湯)
  2. Taenoyu (妙乃湯)
  3. Kuroyu (黒湯)
  4. Ganiba (蟹場)
  5. Magoroku (孫六)
  6. Oogama (大釜)
  7. Kyukamura Nyuto-onsen-kyo (休暇村乳頭温泉郷)

Only Tsurunoyu is located about 2 km away from other six hot springs.
Other six hot springs are relatively close together.

Ganiba Onsen
Ganiba Onsen
Photo by Akita Prefecture

Magoroku Onsen
Magoroku Onsen
Photo by Akita Prefecture

Since the 1980s, many Japanese people have wanted to visit obscure and calm hot spring resort, because popular hot spring resorts had become the town which is crowded and bustling.

This hot spring resort is one of such homely resorts, then ironically such location had generated popularity.

But the silent presence is still keeping.

Oogama Onsen
Oogama Onsen
Photo by Akita Prefecture

Kyukamura Nyuto-onsen-kyo
Kyukamura Nyuto-onsen-kyo
Photo by Akita Prefecture

By the way, "Nyuto" means "nipple".

The reason why this name was given is uncertain.
But, I'm sure you think that the peak of Mount Nyuto looks like a woman's breast.
In addition, the color of water of hot spring is white like milk.

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How to get here

By Akita Shinkansen, get off at Tazawa-ko station.
From here, about 50 minutes by route bus.

Hotels around Nyuto hot spring resort

Hotels around Nyuto hot spring resort

Other Tourist Attractions in Akita Prefecture

Akita city Oga Peninsula Tamagawa hot spring Lake Tazawa Kakunodate town Yokote city Oyasukyo gorge

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