Higashiyama Onsen

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Higashiyama Onsen

Higashiyama Onsen (R) is a hot spring resort in a valley just east of the downtown area of Aizu Wakamatsu. There are quite a few large hotels and some shops for visitors. Although the hot baths may be relaxing and the surrounding valley beautiful, the area seems a bit worn down and overdeveloped.

One particularly notable ryokan in the area is the Mukaitaki Ryokan, which, contrasting with some of the surrounding concrete hotels, is a traditional, wooden construction. One will surely notice the ryokan when passing by, its name written in gold on the side of the eye-catching building.

A hallway in the Mukaitaki Ryokan with adjacent pond and garden

Get There and Around

In the morning and late afternoon, Higashiyama Onsen is served by the Aizu Loop Bus (35 minutes from Aizu-Wakamatsu Station). However, between 10:30 and 13:00, the bus only goes as far as the Aizu Bukeyashiki, from where the hot spring resort can be reached in a 10-15 minute walk.

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Last updated: February 27, 2015
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