Osakaya is a historical and luxurious ryokan located in Kusatsu Onsen, Gunma Prefecture. It has a history spanning over 150 years and was designed with traditional Japanese architecture that utilizes geometric patterns and black and white motifs.
The ryokan has 31 rooms, fitted with tatami mat flooring, wooden features, and uses shoji paper screens. There is a sitting area with low furniture and futon beds for the guests. One night may range from 20,000 to 45,000 JPY.
Seasonal meals are served in the guest rooms, with dishes featuring Echigo Seafood, Tsukiji Tuna, and Kyoto vegetables. Sukiyaki kaiseki featuring Joshu beef is also offered for the guests in the teahouse.
The ryokan features multiple hot-spring baths with the waters sourced directly from the nearby “Yubatake” or water field. With a choice of open-air and indoor baths, guests may be able to take their pick among cypress baths and rock baths.
Osakaya also features a tea room and a gallery that displays works and the inn’s history over the years. A snack and souvenir shop is also available, as well as a banquet hall.
Osakaya can be accessed by taking the JR Limited Express from Ueno Station, Tokyo. A free shuttle bus service is available for scheduling to and from Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal. The establishment is operating normally with safety measures in place and limited acceptance to prevent the spread of infection.
Traditional ryokan – historical architecture
Ryokan with a 150 year history. It was built using a traditional architecture format that integrates the geometrical patterns of white walls and black columns. Some areas have been renovated to add modern elements.
Top hot spring resort – Kusatsu, Tokyo suburbs
An acidic bath. It has been known as a popular bath from days of old, and is one of the three most famous hot springs in Japan. With an output that is the largest in Japan amongst naturally occurring hot springs, this hot spring boasts a potent disinfectant power.
Year of establishment
Rooms with open-air baths
Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?
Is there a communal shared public bath?
Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 0 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0
In or near
Price range (yen)
20,000 – 45,000
The price includes one dinner and one breakfast
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