Itamuro Onsen Town, famous for its “ Shimotsuke medical bath” is located in the quiet mountain valley at the western edge of the Nasu mountain range. The town is quaint and quiet. An iconic yellow vending machine with the “ Nasu Blazen” professional race team logo marks the cycling presence in town. The hotel behind the vending machine hosts Blazed racers during their training camp. This hotel owner makes every effort to manage and take care of the race team, and will extend his warmth and hospitality to visiting cyclists. The town has an active outdoor presence within the old-style Onsen atmosphere.
Guests may store their bicycles on the first floor in the special storage room shown here. All guests’ bicycles are locked away here.
There is also a roofed garage across the street where guests may store and maintain their bicycles.
The famous “ Shimotsuke medicine bath” gets its name from a time when people retreated to the onsen to cure illness. Now, this 100% free-flowing spring is a luxury and sought after for its healing and beautifying properties.
Dishes served are mainly “ Yamano Sachi” , an arrangement of edible wild plants and freshwater fish. The hotel offers these special local dishes at least once a week: okowa, a glutinous rice dish steamed with red beans or other ingredient; and t akikomi gohan, rice seasoned and cooked with meats or vegetables.
The washing machine in the bathroom is available for free. You can wash your sweaty wear and hang them dry indoors- start the next day fresh!
The hotel offers a variety of pillows so guests can choose their favorite pillow.
|Address||1136 Itamuro, Nasushiobara City,Tochigi|
|Access||By car: Exit the Tohoku Expressway at Kuroiso/Itamuro IC and for about 20 minutes.
By bus: From Kuroiso Station takes about 35 minutes.
By taxi: From Nasushiobara Station takes about 30 minutes.
|Courtesy bus||Reservation required|
|Rooms||17 Japanese-style rooms|
|Price||1 Night 2 Meal: from JPY7,000- Tax& Bath tax not included(JPY150)|
|C/I Time||12:00 –|
|Credit card||Not available|
|Bath||Large public Onsen baths|
|Bike storage||Storage room with stand|
|Bike washing place||Parking lot with the roof.|
|Laundry||Automatic washing machine is in bathhouse dressing room(Free)|
|Sales points||Owner supported [Nasu Blasen] which is Nasu pro rode race team. So the understanding to a cyclist is deep.|