Take a quick bath while waiting for a train
The Yuda Onsen resort area in Nishiwaga Town is blessed with beautiful, clear waters and rich forests. A number of hot springs are scattered throughout the area, and picturesque Lake Kinshu is another outstanding feature especially when surrounded by colorful leaves in autumn. Hotto-Yuda Station on the JR Kitakami Line is the gateway to the resort and an iconic representation of the area, as it has an authentic hot spring bath in the station building.
Hotto-Yuda Station on the JR Kitakami Line
A train station housing a hot spring bath is quite rare around Japan, and this one, with an ornate clock tower on its pointed roof, has a large bath containing completely natural water direct from a hot spring. There is a three-colored signal (green, yellow and red) inside the bathing area that indicates when a train is approaching the station. Why not relax in the bath while waiting for your train?
|Address||40-53 Kawashiri, Nishiwaga-machi, Waga-gun, Iwate|
|Access||Hotto-Yuda Station on the JR Kitakami Line|
|Business Hours||7:00 to 21:00|
|Closed||2nd Wednesday every month (if it is a public holiday, then the following day)|
Adults: 440 yen; Elementary and junior high school students: 260 yen