The path leading up to Tsubame Onsen officially opened yesterday (June 15th). Tsubame Onsen is one of the most spectacular onsens in Myoko. It is set in the forest of Mt Myoko. You can catch a bus or drive to the Tsubame Onsen area. From there you have a beautiful walk through the forest to get to the secluded onsen area. This onsen is an outside mixed sex onsen and is in a beautiful spot deep in the forest next to a fast-flowing stream.
To reach the onsen you walk for around 10 -15 minutes through the forest and across a small bridge which crosses the river. To the left of the bridge you then step down on to a narrow footpath and walk under the bridge and follow the river until you reach the onsen. There are changing rooms available for you to store your clothes and bag. Good footwear is recommended as although the path is flat it is narrow and slippery in places.
The onsen water at Tsubame is a beautiful pale blue and milky white color. The onsen water is supposed to have numerous healing benefits for the skin and body due the mineral content of the water. More importantly for most people I think is the amazing relaxing effect this onsen has on you. It is set deep in the mountain with no roads or buildings nearby. You are surrounded by nature and the sounds of birds and flowing water. This stunning area is open from now until winter. It is closed during the winter months due to the heavy snow fall.
Check our local bus page for bus time to Tsubame Onsen. You want to use the Seki/Tsubame Onsen Line.