Ougon no Yu (Tsubame Onsen)
The outdoor baths (Ougon no Yu) are now open to the public. To reach this amazing bath you will need to walk over the snow for about 400m. While the snow is still very deep it is now compact enough to allow walking on it. Even so you will need to watch your step and have some boots with you. The bath is very easy to find, just turn left after the warning sign at the top of the road. Then just climb up the snow and head up the hill.
This is an excellent area to head to for those who are looking to explore a little. The baths are not usually busy at the end of the winter season so this is an excellent time to head there.
For your own safety please be aware that the baths are still surrounded by a meter high wall of snow. Myoko City and Tsubame Onsen take no responsibility for any accident that may occur.
The baths maybe luke warm due to being surrounded by the snow. If this is the case you can always enjoy a second bath at one of the Tsubame Onsen hotels.
Check out the baths at Hotel Iwatoya and Ryokan Hanabun.