- Tochiomata Onsen is a very snowy and unpretentious hot spring enclave where life is built around the medicinal baths. This rustic Japanese-style inn caters for extended stays. Guests can eat in the inn's restaurant or cook for themselves using local produce. All the hot spring baths are outdoor, open-air pools. The water is not very hot so many people bathe for hours—sometimes even spending the night! Special ropes hold people's heads above the water which is slightly radioactive and is considered an effective infertility treatment. Hogando serves great Japanese food, which is delicious and bountiful.
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