“Koganezaki Furoufushi-Onsen (Hot Springs for Eternal youth and immortality)” is a hot spring located on the west coast of Aomori Prefecture overlooking the Sea of Japan. Fukaura Town, where Koganezaki is located, has been selected as one of the “100 Best Evening Scenes in Japan”, and an open-air bath where you can enjoy the scenery of the sea dyed by the sunset is very popular. Many tourists visit even on weekdays for this spectacular “seaside open-air bath”. The area around Furoufushi-Onsen is abundant with tourist spots including the Shirakami Mountains, a World Natural Heritage site. It is a hot spring that you want to visit once even if you are not a mania for sightseeing in Shirakami Mountains and train trips at “Resort Shirakami”.
The main attraction of “Koganezaki Furoufushi-Onsen” is the open-air bath on the seaside that is full of openness. If you immerse yourself in a gourd-shaped bath set up on a rocky beach, the lush sea spreads as close as you can reach.
Don’t miss the signboard near the main building. This is a great spot where you can take pictures of the scenery that symbolizes “Koganezaki Furoufushi-Onsen”. Let’s leave memories of your trip against the backdrop of the seaside open-air bath and the Sea of Japan.
The hot spring that you enter while receiving the sound of the waves as background music and the sea breeze on your cheek is a blissful moment. It is also a popular secret that you can watch the sunset over the horizon on a clear day.
Furoufushi-Onsen has a reputation for good spring quality. The characteristic golden hot water is iron-containing sodium-magnesium-chloride strong salt spring, warming the body from the core and expecting skin beautifying effect.
For day-trip bathing, you can use the indoor and outdoor hot springs in addition to the beachside outdoor bath. Since there is no washing place in the beachside open-air bath, wash your body with the main building’s indoor bath, wear clothes, and go to the outdoor bath through the outdoor passage.
The open-air bath nestled on the beaches of the desolate coast is full of travel. The beachside open-air bath is open from 8:00 am, so it is recommended to enjoy the hot spring in the fresh air of the morning. While taking a break at the salon, it is a good idea to enjoy the spectacular view from the open-air bath as many times as possible until 4pm in the evening.
The biggest merit of staying is that the open-air bath on the beach can be used from sunrise to sunset. You don’t have to worry about time, so you can enjoy the sunset view slowly until the sun falls. It is a masterpiece that the sunset dyes the sky in red and eventually turns one side into a golden color. The voice of admiration rises to the beauty that is divine.
The hot water in the open-air bath at the seaside is slightly warm, perfect for relaxing. If you are immersed in an open-air outdoor bath that is integrated with the sea, your body and mind will be healed and you will forget your time. Let’s enjoy the scenery that changes from the blue of the sky and the sea to the orange of the sunset.
Soaking in the hot spring source while watching the great ocean in great view. There is such a splendid hot spring along the sea in Aomori Prefecture. Its name is “Furoufushi-Onsen” (Hot Springs for Eternal youth and immortality). Does “eternal youth and immortality” that humankind pursues come true here? In fact, you may come close to such a wish if you visit and enter. Furoufushi-Onsen is a popular accommodation that is also frequently posted on the media. Not only accommodation but also day-trip bathing are accepted.
Furoufushi-Onsen exists in Fukaura Town in Nishitsugaru-gun, Aomori Prefecture. It is located in the cape that protrudes into the Sea of Japan, called Koganezaki, and the ocean is a very close favorable place. In Aomori, there is also a hot spring of the same name around the Cape Tappi. The one of Fukaura to introduce this time is called “Koganezaki Furoufushi-Onsen”.
For day use of Furoufushi-Onsen, the outdoor bath is from 8 am to 4 pm, the inside bath is from 8 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the afternoon. It is so popular that “customers who use day trips” wait in line before 8 o’clock in the morning. It is a really popular hot spring.
This place had an image of being “an unexplored region.” before, but it is known as a hotel with the open‐air bath, and many tourists visit here now, because it had often been introduced on TV or in newspapers recently.
It is an outstanding location overlooking the Sea of Japan, the moment when the setting sun is about to sink below the horizon from here is splendid, and there are many tourists visiting for the express purpose of seeing it.
The entrance of the Furoufushi-Onsen in Koganesaki. Only seeing this signboard, and you feel irresistibly higher expectations.
You see setting sun sinking into the Sea of Japan in front of you, and you can see a state of the sunset till the last clearly while you are soaking in the hot spring.
After the sun sank, you can soak there until it becomes dark immersing in an aftertaste of the sunset. It’s fantastic!
The reason why hot water of Furoufushi-Onsen is brown is that the iron contained has oxidized. Moreover, seemingly the salt concentration of hot water will be high, and it is salty if it licks.
Although it is said that there was only one bathtub for mixed bathing from the first, there are two bathtubs, for mixed bathing and for women, now.
The one-day bathing is until 16:00, and it is used as a bath only for a lodger after 16:00.
|Name:||Furoufushi-Onsen (Furoufushi Hot Springs)|
|Adresse:||15 Shimokiyotaki Henashi Fukaura-machi Nishi-tsugaru-gun, Aomori 038-2327 Japan|
|Access:||JR Gono-sen line "Henashi-eki Station” (15 minutes walk)|
JR Gono-sen line "Wespa-Tsubakiyama-eki Station” (Courtesy bus service is available)
|Price:||For Day Trip Guests|
600 yen (Over 13 years old)
300 yen (Over 3 years old)
Please refer the official web page.
There are also various stay plans.
Please refer the official web page.