Skiing, Ryokan, Onsen, Ramen, Izakaya

Location

Atsushio Onsen Hot Spring Town is located in north of Tokyo where you can access in 3 hours by train and 4 hours from Hokkaido with trains and a flight. Atsushio Onsen normally is covered by plenty of snow during winter. There are various ski resorts around the area and is also known as a place of origin for delicious Kitakata Ramen Noodles. From Atsushio Onsen, it takes only 15 minutes by car to the center of Kitakata city where you find many Ramen Restaurants.

Experiencing Japanese Culture In Onsen Hot Spring Ryokan

Atsushio Onsen is an area where you can experience authentic Japanese Onsen town since it has 650 years of history.  You can enjoy original Japanese cuisine in each Onsen Ryokan, which can be described as “Japanese Auberge.”
One of the best and unique parts of staying at Roykan is to relax yourself in natural Onsen hot spring and then to sleep in Futon mattresses on Tatami floor.  It is also relaxing to stay in the quiet Ryokan room all the day without going outside. For more information and details about Onsen Ryokan Stay, please check out our article “Make your ski holidays exclusive by staying Rokans in Atsushio Onsen.”

Ideal Location For Experiencing Skiing and Japanese Culture At The Same Time

There are more than 7 different ski resorts around Astushio Onsen including Hoshino Resorts Alts Bandai with 25 different slopes and Grandeco Snow Resort with plenty of snow lasting until April. There is also Hoshino Resorts Nekoma that has one of the biggest quantities and the best quality of snow in the area, which is accessible with a rented car in 60 min from Atsuhio Onsen.

There is a city called Kitakata that is 15 minutes ride from Atsushio Onsen Hot Spring. Kitakata is known for the origin of Kitakata Ramen. There are about 120 Ramen restaurants in the area and there are people visiting from all over Japan craving for tasty ramen.
Each Ryokan could give you recommendation for restaurants since there are various kinds of Ramen besides basic pork bone soup with soy sauce flavor. You can also enjoy Izakaya bars at night that offer Japanese bar foods like Yakitori, Sashimi, Sushi, and Sake made in Kitakata and nearby areas.

Various Services for Skiers

There are waxing spaces in each Ryokan in Atsushio Onsen where you can maintain your skis and snowboards. There are also unique services and activities like the following.

Make the most of your ski trip to Japan by experiencing Japanese culture and lifestyle along with amazing snow.

Reserving your stay in Atsushio Onsen Hot Spring

秋の大収穫

朝焼けの磐梯山と金色に輝く稲

写真は米の元となる稲と朝陽が昇る磐梯山です。
見渡す限りを黄金色に染め上げる様はまさに米どころ喜多方といえます。
喜多方では9月になると写真と同じ風景を見ることが出来ます!

ふっくらとしてきた稲

稲の収穫が終わるといよいよ新米の時期を迎えます!
新米とは1年に一度だけ収穫した稲から採れてすぐのお米のことを言います。
新鮮なため 、普段のお米の何倍も 香り高く最高のお米を味わうことが出来ます。
中でも喜多方のお米は、最高ランクと国が認めた美味しさなんです。

露天風呂から見える景色に癒されます              熱塩温泉山形屋 の露天風呂より

熱塩温泉では10月、11月に新米を食べることが出来ます。
10月、11月にお越しの際は、紅葉とこの新米をオススメします!!
熱塩温泉でお待ちしております。

Make your ski holidays exclusive by staying Ryokans in Atsushio Onsen.

Looking for a unique and different experience for your next ski holidays in Japan? A Ryokan stay would be one of the most interesting experiences to add on your holidays. By staying at a Ryokan, you can experience Japanese hot spring, cuisine, and lifestyle before and after skiing or snowboarding.
Aizu area can offer you the Ryokan stay experience close to snow resorts, and one of the best and closest Ryokans are in Atsushio Onsen area.

2 kinds of hot spring water

The source of Atsushio Onsen is 70 degrees Celsius salty hot spring water said to be seawater locked underground due to movements in the earth’s crust in prehistoric times that stared to well up about 650 years ago. Atsushio Onsen area has 2 kinds of hot spring water, Atsushio Onsen and Nicchu Onsen. Atsushio Onsen has salty water, which makes your skin moisturized and keeps your body warm even after you go out of the water. Nicchu has water that is rich in iron with various positive effects. The water is not too hot and you can enjoy soaking in it for longer time.

Experiencing Authentic Japanese Cultures

Once you step into Atsushio Onsen Area surrounded by mountains, you will find an Onsen hot spring town filled with buildings and narrow streets, which is unique to Japanese Onsen towns.
As you enter a Ryokan, you will have a warm welcome by an Okami, a feamale manager of a ryokan or Ryokan staff. You will be lead to a room, which is normally a traditional Japanese room with Tatami floor. Make sure you do not forget to take off your shoes before entering the room. There normally is a big table in the center of a room surrounded by Zabutons where you can sit and enjoy some Japanese tea. After checking in, you can enjoy bathing in hot spring or exploring the town until your diner is served in the Ryokan. There are some interesting sightseeing destinations such as Jigen Temple and Onsen Shrine in the town.

The diner will be an authentic Japanese cuisine with various kinds of dishes. They are consisted of local food, seasonal ingredients, unique presentation, and subtle flavors. Trying Japanese Sake is another thing you do not want to miss during your Ryokan stay. You will have choices of Sakes that perfectly goes with Japanese dishes.

You can also have a choice of not having a dinner at a Ryokan. There is a town called Kitakata where you can easily access with 15 minutes ride. Kitakata is known as one of the most famous Ramen noodle place. You will find a lot of Ramen shops there along with other tasty Japanese bars and restaurants.

You will find Futon mattresses prepared in your room when you come back from the dinner. Futon is an authentic and traditional bed for Japanese people to sleep. Sleeping on Futon will definitely be a unique experience and you will actually find it quite comfortable. If you prefer to sleep on the western beds, you can also ask for a room with beds when you are booking a room.

Please have a look at websites of Ryokans for more details, unique facilities and experiences each Ryokan offers. We hope you enjoy an authentic and traditional Japanese culture by staying at a Ryokan.

源泉清掃

5年に一度のペースで熱塩の源泉を清掃しています。
パイプに着いた塩を採るのがとても大変ですが、この作業がとても大事なんです!!650年以上続く温泉をこれからも守り続けていけるように頑張っていきます!!

伝統工芸

漆や蒔絵、染型紙や竹細工など、喜多方には多くの伝統工芸が残っています。 その伝統工芸を、職人さんに直接習いながら体験できる施設があります。喜多方の職人の技に触れ、職人の人情に触れ合い、想い出に残る時間を過ごしてみてはいかがですか?

喜多方とは

会津盆地の北部に位置し、約555キロ平方メートルもの広大な面積を有する喜多方市は、飯豊連峰や雄国沼、全国最大級の「日中線跡しだれ桜」や東北最大級「三ノ倉高原ひまわり畑」をはじめとした花々など、豊かで雄大な自然環境が残され、盆地特有のはっきりとした彩り豊かな四季は、住んでいる人々に生活の糧と安らぎや潤いを与え、この地域の伝統と生活・文化を築いてきました。
さらに、新宮熊野神社「長床」、会津三十三観音の9つの札所等の文化財や約4,200棟の蔵等の歴史を感じさせる建造物、全国的に有名な喜多方ラーメンやそば、多彩な農林産物や地場産品、温泉、地域性あふれるイベント等、個性的で質の高い観光資源にも恵まれています。
喜多方市では、この魅力的な観光資源を自転車で体験していただくため、スタンプラリー付きのサイクリングマップでのコース紹介や市内約50か所にサイクルハンガーも設置しています。

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■ 今までクマが出没したことがある場所には、近づかない。

■ クマ鈴、ラジオなどの大きな音が出るものを身につける。

■ 天気が悪い日は、視界がきかないので注意する。

■ 子グマを見かけたら、静かに立ち去る。

■ クマのフンや足跡を見つけたら、引き返す。

■ やぶや林など周囲が見渡せない場所には、不用意に立ち入らない。

■ 生ごみを捨てたり、農作物等の残渣は、誘引物になるので放置しない。

三ノ倉高原ひまわりフェスタ

三ノ倉スキー場のゲレンデを活用し、広大な敷地一面にひまわりを栽培します。一面に咲き誇るひまわりは圧巻で、会津盆地を眼下に見渡すことができる景勝地でもあります。