One of the finest hot-spring resorts of the Tohoku region, offering stunning views of the sunset over Mutsu Bay
To get to the hot-spring town of Asamushi Onsen, simply take a local train on the scenic Aoimori Railway and get off at Asamushi-Onsen Station. Visitors are immediately welcomed by a free footbath in front of the station. The town has different ambiences on the east and west sides of the station—a traditional hot-spring town on the east side and an oceanfront beach resort on the west side.
With its narrow alleys lined with old-fashioned hot-spring inns and restaurants, the east side preserves the atmosphere of a traditional old Japanese hot-spring town. Visitors can enjoy delicious poached eggs just by dipping them in hot-spring water at the onsen tamago center. There is also a drinking fountain for the hot-spring water, which is said to be beneficial for chronic digestive ailments. Other attractions on the east side of the station include Asamushi Onsen Forest Park, selected as one of Japan’s 100 best locations for forest bathing, and Asamushi Aquarium, popular for its dolphin shows.
On the west side, visitors can enjoy the beach as well as windsurfing, yachting, fishing, and other maritime activities at Sunset Beach Asamushi, a seaside park. The roadside station Yu-Sa Asamushi has a panoramic bath overlooking Mutsu Bay, and large hotels offering rooms with an ocean view line the hot-spring and beach resort. The scenery of the sunset over Mutsu Bay is spectacular!
The hot spring’s water is colorless, transparent, tasteless, and odorless and feels gentle on the skin. It is said to be good for ailments such as neuralgia, arthritis, back pain, and gynecological and dermatological conditions and may also moisturize and beautify the skin.
Various experiences at Asamushi Onsen can be reserved from the website listed below. Please check it for details.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tax Free
- Parking Lot
- Face Masks