Geto Onsen is a traditional ryokan (Japanese inn) with "onsen" - natural hot spring baths. It was founded in 1134 and is located in Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture, Japan.[1]

Geto Onsen
夏油温泉
Geto Onsen is located in Japan
Geto Onsen
Location within Japan
General information
StatusOperational
Architectural styleJapanese architecture
LocationKitakami, Iwate Prefecture
CountryJapan
Coordinates39°12′45.05″N 140°53′11.217″E / 39.2125139°N 140.88644917°E / 39.2125139; 140.88644917
Opened1134
Website
mizuki.sakura.ne.jp/~geto/

The area is in the center of Kurikoma Quasi-National Park and the hotel is located near the narrow and shallow river with a crystal clear water.[2] There are 5 baths with a fine hot water and also colder water coming from underground springs.

Hotel rooms are simple, but comfortable with traditional tatami and can be rented for a few hours to rest after the bathing. Some tourists come not only for springs, but to spend more days and enjoy one of Japan's most beautiful nature spots.

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  1. ^ "Four Seasons in Japan".
  2. ^ "Geto Onsen - Kitakami, Iwate".

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