It is approximately one hour by car from Kinugawa-Onsen Station.
Located in Kawamata Onsen, also known as "Hitou" (secluded hot spring), KURA boasts of its free-flowing hot spring.
A quiet forest embraced by the great nature of Nikko National Park,
along the Kinugawa-river, which has a rocky and green valley and a clean stream of water,
there is an outdoor bath in KURA.
The scenery seen from this outdoor bath can heal everyday fatigue both physically and mentally.
All of KURA's hot springs flow directly from the source.It does not add water, heat or circulate.
You will see 3 unisex outdoor baths, furthermore, if you walk across the red suspension bridge over the Kinugawa-river, you will find two more separated outdoor baths for men and women. Those 5 outdoor baths are around the source of the Kinugawa-river and you must feel totally soaked in Kawamata's nature.
You are also able to enjoy fishing at the riversides.
All of KURA'ｓ rooms provide riverside views. Different attractions in different seasons are shown around the Kinugawa-river.
Scenes such as colorful leaves on trees, a fountain from the geyser which is unique in Japan, and visits of some wild animals such as birds, deer and monkeys will make your stay here memorable.
This area is well-known for fresh wild plants, river fish and mushrooms in different seasons. For example, butterbur flower buds, edible bracken, angelica tree buds and grape fern in spring, landlocked salmon, chars and kokanee salmon in summer, and matsutake mushrooms and maitake mushrooms and chestnuts in autumn are all specialties in the local area.
Tochigi Prefecture is also well-known for local ingredients, like any kinds of meat, yuba, wasabi and soba. We focus on using locally grown ingredients in our dishes and prepare them wholeheartedly.
We will prepare hearty meals using seasonal ingredients and local delicacy.
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Kawamata Onsen, also known as "Hito" is located near the northwestern part of Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture,
from the Kinugawa Source Current It is a hot spring resort in the midst of lush mountains, located in the Nikko National Park.
In the surrounding area, there is a contrast between the lush greenery and the rocky valley and
you’ll enjoy the view that can’t be seen in ordinary days.
You can see a geyser where you can see that the source is blowing out as it is,
Setoai-kyo Canyon where the scenery of the autumn leaves is so beautiful,
and "100 selections of Tochigi scenic spots" is also nearby, and it is the same as the tourist destination representing Japan.
As it is in Nikko City, there are many tourist facilities such as Nikko Toshogu where many foreigners visit, and Nikko Edomura
where you can get in touch with old Japanese culture.