Semi Onsen

Baths with water thick like skin lotion, with three different types of hot springs to choose from

The hot spring resort is located along a mountain stream. It boasts three different hot spring sources. Its ""bijin no yu,"" rich in elements that beautify the skin, is known as Iwate's famous hot spring. Thanks to its natural moisturizing components, it makes your skin smooth and supple.

Enjoy 100%-natural hot springs flowing from the source with the grand Semi Gorge spreading out before you. One of the hot springs' hallmarks is that you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the four seasons unique to inns located in the mountains. You can feel the changing season with all of your senses; during the spring and summer, the surrounding mountains are a lush green, brilliant leaves colour the autumn, and the whole area is covered with snow in winter.

The Geto Kogen Irihata Dam, about a five-minute drive away, is a beautiful vantage point. The observation deck overlooks the surrounding area and the Kitakami Plains. The dam is lit up every Saturday night from July to August. The surface of the lake changes its appearance from season to season, but the beauty of the lush greenery from May to June and autumn leaves in mid-October are especially outstanding.

General Information

● About 10 minutes from Kitakami-Nishi Interchange on the Akita Expressway
● About 20 minutes from Kitakami-Ezuriko Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway
● About 25 minutes by car from JR Kitakami Station (free shuttle, reservation required)
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