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.

There is a local bus that runs from Sekiyama station to Tsubame Onsen. Check our page HERE.

For train times from Myoko to Sekiyama check our page HERE.

tsubame onsen
Tsubame Onsen area at the end of winter.
Hotel Iwatoya
Out door bath at Hotel Iwatoya
Ryokan Hanabun
Out door bath at Ryokan Hanabun.
Ougon no Yu
Outdoor bath Ougon no Yu
Ougon no Yu
Outdoor bath Ougon no Yu