Experience a the Real Hot Spring
Hot springs, which have been springing up since ancient times, mature thoroughly deep beneath the ground for many years, before they naturally gush forth. Their components and effects are rich blessings of nature which cannot be created by human hands. Once an active hot spring spouts up through the surface of the earth, pressure is suddenly released. The spring comes into contact with oxygen, causing a variety of changes to appear. White and black “flowers” of sulfur that sway in the bath are solidified components of the spring, and are proof that it’s the real thing. After soaking in such a first-rate hot spring, you may feel sleepy. This is because the lovely fragrance and various components of the hot spring relieve the stiffness in your tired body and mind, and allow you to relax. The healing power of a real hot spring and the joy of experiencing it are the real pleasures of a hot spring trip.
Ryokan SAKAYA: A Long-Established Hot Spring Inn Spanning 18 Generations
At Sakaya, we direct the carefully aged, newly-sprung hot spring straight to the spout. In the baths, which draw in the hot spring, fresh enough to drink, you can enjoy its rich fragrance and smooth texture. The temperature of the source spring, naturally flowing from the garden, is adjusted without adding water. Adding water to the hot spring, an important blessing from nature, causes loss of its components. The thought to avoid this gives way to various ideas. With careful consideration of the amount of spring water poured into the baths, the depth and size of the baths, and management of the source spring, we continue to protect the hot springs. For your next trip, why not visit Ryokan SAKAYA at Nozawa Onsen, where you can fully enjoy the earth’s gift of hot springs? We await you with the finest hot springs and warm hospitality.
Nozawa onsen, The Hot Spring Village Japan
The village people have continued to protect the flow of the springs from their natural source for a long time and they have continued to provide genuine hot springs to travelers. The thirteen public onsen bath houses studded in the village, and you can see the scenery of people dressed in yukata walking about here and there throughout the day. Therefore, Nozawa onsen is known as one of the most atmospheric hot spring resorts in Japan. Ryokan SAKAYA welcomes you warmly within that hot spring village today as it has in the past.