Tsunagi Onsen

Plentiful Leisure Activities Available! Refreshing Hot Spring on the Lakeshore

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Tsunagi Onsen is located in Morioka City, Iwate, formerly called Mutsu Province.
With its great accessibility from the heart of city that only takes 20 min by driving, Tsunagi Onsen has been loved by local citizens.

It faces “Gosho Dam” and despite its close distance from the city, it is blessed with rich nature where you can look over the famous Mount Iwate and Ouu Mountain range.

In addition to biking tour toward the popular spot “Ippon-Zakura” and canoeing, you can enjoy visiting Yahatadaira, Lake Tajiri, and joining a tour of thighlights of Tohoku region toward Kakunodate.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Hot spring quality of Tsunagi Onsen is sulfur spring.

It is a long-established hot spring discovered by Minomoto-no Yoriyoshi and Minamoto-no Yoshiie (1039-1109) who is also known as Hachimantarō (a Minamoto clan samurai of the late Heian period, and Chinjufu shogun ) who left many heroic stories.

It is effective on a wide range of diseases such as neuralgia, rheumatism, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, diabetes.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring Sulfur hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Rheumatoid arthritis Neuralgia Frozen shoulder Muscle stiffness Coldness Mild hypertension Impaired glucose tolerance (diabetes) Recovery from fatigue Chronic eczema


Access by public transportation.

Approx. 30 min by Iwate Kotsu Bus from JR Morioka Station

Access by car

Approx. 17 min driving from Morioka IC

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