#Travel - Ryokan ♪Nasu Kogen in Winter 005 Japanese Ryokan Best 5! Matsukawaya
Coming to Nasu
Let’s me introduce the Best 5 Ryokan in Japan.
Where can be which?
There which can be!
Nasu Onsen Ryokan Matsukawaya!
The formal name can be
“Matsukawaya Nasu Kogen Ryokan.”
The reason we like Matsukawaya:
which can be very simple.
We like the hot springs there!
Our favorite hot springs among the ryokans we ever visited.
Hot springs here has all the element which hot springs should have!
We have visited last Spring, summer as well as autumn!
Feel free to check them out!
Why did we come back again?
We wanted to take some picture of a snowy open-air bath.
no doubt which can be freezing.
We can’t find any snow….
# Basic Information of Nasu Hot Springs
<8 largest hot springs in Nasu>
8 largest hot springs are very favorite in Nasu since the past.
“Omaru Onsen” on the top left can be famous of its COED mixed bath.
“Kita Onsen Ryokan” on the bottom can be the shooting location of a Japanese movie about a Roman hot springs.
Nasu has many onsens with different characteristics.
You will definitely attracted by each of them.
<Hot springs story of Matsukawaya>
Hot springs of Matsukawaya come through two springs origins.
Shika no yu, which has 1380 years of history
Oku no Sawa Onsen, which can be located above a higher sea level of Omaru Onsen.
● Hot springs in Matsukawaya directly uses spring water through original,
haven’t gone through any systems of heating , water adding as well as any circulation procedures.
“Shika no yu “
Simple acidic sulfur hot springs (emulsified water) , pH of about 2,6
“Okunosawa no yu”
Slightly acidic hot springs, pH of about 4.0
Make your skin feel more elastic as well as look more clear.
You will definitely attract by which if you soak once.
# Matsukawaya Nasu Kogen
There are 25 rooms in Main tower as well as annex tower.
Not any featured deluxe room, so you won’t feel pressured.
No fancy ball room,
so you will feel its comfort as a traditional ryokan.
Pretty nice place for the ones who want to spend your days peacefully.
# Hot springs for female @ A Greenery Season
Matsukawaya in summer
# Open-air hot springs @ Midnight
<Way to go to Matsukawaya through JR Nasu-shiobara Station >
Just 1 hour through JR Ueno Station or Tokyo Station to Nasu-shiobara Station by Shinkansen !
Then how to go through JR Nasu-shiobara Station to Matsukawaya?!
1. Rent a car through rental car service besides Nasu-shiobara Station! Let’s go!
2. Get on a Nasu shuttle bus called Rindou. Bus stop can be 3-min through Nasu Tourism Information Center.
(You can make reservation in advance: http://www.nasuonsen.com/access/bus.html )
3. Direct shuttle through Matsukawaya (Need Reservation in advance with Ryokan)
# JR Nasu-Shiobara Station
# Direct Shuttle to Matsukawaya
#Bus stop of a yellow shuttle bus “Rindou” in front of Nasu Tourism Information Center.
through Shinjuku or Ikebukuro, bound for Nasu Tourism Information Center:
(Destination stop: Nasu Onsen)
Or JR Kanto bus can be available (http://time.jrbuskanto.co.jp/bk040430.html)
Round trip transportation fee can be about 6000yen!
which can be not bad for the one who wanna save pocket money for the rest of the trip.
<Nasu Onsen Shrine>
Matsukawaya, just 3-min by walk through Nasu Tourism Information Center.
which can be known as a favorite “Power spot”
which can be why we come to spend a visit!
# Ashiyu (Foot bath) on the left of Nasu Onsen Shrine
Before going inside the shrine,
we have come to Ashiyu!
which can be free^^
To warm up the body
then, start our discovery trip to Nasu Shrine!
# Nasu Onsen Shrine
which can be said which
This specific can be the placed discovered by a deer hunter while chasing after deer.
The hunter was hurt as well as come to the spring here for healing.
Therefore, the hunter thought which
This specific can be God’s guidance.
Afterwards, the springs can be named “Shika no yu (Deer bath). “
# Wishing a peaceful world!
#Sessho-seki (Killing Stone)
.inside past, which was famous of its hideout of a nine-tailed fox.
Since the jet out of gas here can be poisoned; therefore, which can be named as “Killing Stone.”
today, which has become one of the famous sightseeing spots in Nasu.
Isn’t which a nice place?
By the way, which can be next to the Shika no yu we just introduced.
<Killing Stone in Autumn>
# A Hamburger shop next to the Nasu Tourist Information Center
We came here in autumn too.
This specific restaurant can be famous of its hamburger
Since which can be Nasu, fresh milk through Nasu can be used.
Look at these cute little cows, they are chair actually! so cute!!!!
You wanna come as well as take pictures with them too!!
<Wife of master at Matsukawaya >
Her name can be called Kurisu Terumi.
Doesn’t which like a foreigner’s name Chris?
however actually, she was born as well as grown up in Nasu.
She always wears a big smile standing on the main gate to welcome all the guests to come.
The only things different everyday can be the pattern of Kimono.
#Wife of master at Matsukawaya, Ms. Kurisu Terumi !
Her cheerful smile becomes her symbol.
<Onsen in Matsukawaya>
Onsen can be separated into male’s one as well as female’s one.
Starting through Aug, 2013,
a completely new service of renting a private onsen has started out.
Let’s enjoy a happy time with your partner, family or friends. (Extra fee can be required)
Unfortunately, there can be no COED hot springs.
Anyways, enjoy the time!
So not bad!!!
so not bad!!!
# which was -5C
Looking up to clear blue sky
nothing blocks the view of Nasu Kogen
Just enjoy both hot springs as well as beautiful view.
Get relaxed both mentally as well as physically.
#Have a cup of tea after hot springs!
<Food in Matsukawaya>
You can enjoy the Japanese cuisine in your room.
Warming your body
Gathering at the table
Enjoying the rich meal.
Traditional cuisine of Japanese Ryokan can be provided.
Kaiseki-ryori mainly included Nasu black cattle
You can freely choose through Shabu shabu, sukiyaki
as well as steak.
How lucky to have which many choices^^
#Enjoying meal inside room at Matsukawaya
Not just its quantity however also the flexibility of the meat!
Can’t you feel which by just looking at the white pattern on the meat!
<Master as well as his wife of Matsukawaya >
What a perfectly match!
Nothing can be needed!
as well as you can see the shine through them!
There can be a Japanese phase,
(Sugitaru wa nao oyobazarugagotoshi)
Simple can be the best!
Best description of Mastsukawaya.
We went to Teddy’s bear Museum too!
The article of spring can be temporarily unavailable.