Nagahama City - 長浜市

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Japanese Name: 北近江の湯Prefecture: ShigaCity: NagahamaAddress: 滋賀県長浜市高月町唐川89Closest Station: Kinomoto Station / 木ノ本駅Category: Hot Spring FacilityWebpage: ¥900 (Weekends & Holidays ¥1200)Holiday: TuesdayHours: 11:00-20:30 (Weekends & Holidays 10:00-20:30)
Review:This is one of the more unique hot springs that I have found in Japan. It is one of the places that seems bigger than it needs to be. There is a lot of open patio space in the bathing area. It's like Yayoi in Izumisano in a way. The complex has wedding chapels and banquet halls. It could host just about any group you could think of. But, I was there for the springs after somewhat randomly walking there from Takatsuki Station. The spring was decent. Nothing that I would go back to unless I was in the area. I liked how fancy everything seemed. Very hotel like. Very interesting place to take a bath.
Visit Date: April 2017 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Chloride spring - 塩化物泉Temperature Type: Warm spring - 低温泉pH Type: Weak alkaline - 弱アルカリ性Osmotic Pressure: Low - 低張性Well Name: 北近江温泉


Japanese Name: 須賀谷温泉Prefecture: ShigaCity: NagahamaAddress: 滋賀県長浜市須賀谷町36番地Closest Station: Kawake Station / 河毛駅Category: Hot Spring Hotel w/ day useWebpage: ¥1000Holiday: NoneHours: 11:00-21:00
Review:¥1000 might seem expensive, but once you get in the bath you'll know it was worth it. I went here after going to Takarabune Onsen and again I got a rental bike from the station. The ride this time was a bit tougher due to the afternoon breeze and slight incline. The hot spring is located back in a small valley behind some rice fields. Dense forest begins once the arable land expires. With not much else in the area, besides a new Family Mart down the road a kilometre or so, this has to be a quality spring. A old, all handwritten, spring information sheet hangs in the changing room. It is dated Showa 41 (1966). I think the history of this spring is much longer however. The spring is orange-brown and has a strong sense of uniqueness. There is no mistake by coming out this far for this spring. Next time I might just have to spend the night. Note: If you go a weekend or holiday, people staying overnight are given preference after 3pm. Call ahead to make a reservation.
Visit Date: October 2016 *Hot Spring Data*Spring Type: Chalybeate (iron oxide) spring - 含鉄泉Well Temperature: 18.3°CTemperature Type: Cold spring - 冷鉱泉Well Name: Sugatani Onsen - 須賀谷温泉