Kusanagi Onsen
An Inn on the Onsen Resort along Mogami River

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Kusanagi Onsen has one inn on the resort along Mogami River in Yamagata Prefecture. From the ending point of the boat tour, it’s a 2-min walk to the inn.

You can enjoy the nature from within the building as the mountains change from fresh green, then, fall colors into the snow scape in each season.

Shiraito-no-Taki, counted among One Hundred Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Japan, is in the neighborhood.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Kusanagi Onsen was opened in 1879. During the construction of Iwane Road (current National Highway Route 47), hot water gushed out. Yamagata Prefecture’s first governor Michitsune Mishima, who was directing the road construction, named the spring Kusanagi.

It’s gentle to the skin and safe for a long soaking. Looking over Mogami River, spend a blessed time in the warmth of the spring open to the grand nature.
  • Spring Qualities
    Sulfur hot-spring
  • Efficacy
    Atopic dermatitis Psoriasis vulgaris Epidermoid pyoga Chronic eczema

Access

Access by public transportation.
About 110 min by car from Nishikawa Interchange on Yamagata Expressway, then onto National Highway Route 458 and to Route 47. Roughly 80km (50 miles).
Access by car
Ride on JR Rikuusai Line to Takaya Station. Catch Mogamigawa-Kotsu bus bound for Kusanagi Onsen. About a 5-min ride to Hurukuchi bus stop.

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