Furusato no Yu Bath House
Asagama Onsen Park: Furusato no Yu Bath House
In addition to the thirteen public onsen, Nozawa Onsen has an unofficial fourteenth Soto Yu bath house: Furusato no Yu.
Located on the slope up to Ogama, this traditional, wooden building blends in perfectly with the little town’s atmosphere and history. It’s considered to be a gensen kakenagashi bath, whose natural hot spring water flows continuously from its original source.
Compared to the other Soto Yu, this modern hot spring facility (it was built in 2011) is more spacious, and features facilities more common in hotel-type bath houses: towel hire, waiting-room with drinks, hairdryers, separate booths for showering with shampoo, conditioner and soap supplied, and multiple baths for each gender- one outdoor bath and two indoor baths on each side.
This facility has an entry fee.
The “atsuyu” (hot bath) is between 44 and 45 degrees Celsius, and the “nuruyu” (warm bath) is between 42 and 43 degrees Celsius.