Walking on Drift Ice
A secluded spa resort fringed with vivid fall foliage
Set deep in a virgin broadleaf forest, the spa village of Nyuto Onsenkyo features seven separate hot springs. In the fall, when the leaves take on brilliant colors, it is undeniably stunning. Ganiba Onsen, one of the town's hot springs, is located just a few minutes' walk from the bus terminus, and boasts picturesque outdoor baths with an open, spacious feel. Serenaded by babbling brooks, bathers can enjoy a 360-degree panorama of fall leaves.
Address: Aza-Sendatsuzawa Kokuyurin, Tazawa, Senboku City, Akita Prefecture
Airport: Akita Airport
Ailments said to be alleviated by the thermal waters include:
Diabetes, skin disorders and other conditions