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Katakura Hall, Suwa

(3.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Constructed in 1928 as a public spa house built over natural hot springs, Katakura Hall features nostalgic European-style architecture typical of the roaring 1920s. With two medium-depth marble pools lined by gravel, this historic establishment can take up to 100 people at a time, and its water has no smell of sulfur. Admire the spa house's stained glass and various sculptures, such as two human-size griffons guarding the exit, a small exhibition featuring an antique telephone, and a typewriter once used in the hall. You can order a meal or browse through a small gift shop. Make Katakura Hall part of your personalized Suwa itinerary using our Suwa itinerary builder.
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  • Bathing here is quite profound. Feel like standing. You can sit on there because there is a difference on the verge. Higher water temperatures, the bath is very refreshing. Nice addition to the above points this spring. It's a stone placed at the bottom of the tub! It is a step on it and feel good. Bamboo feel like stomping. Try again, what.
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  • Is the water Palace. Appearance of classical building's construction in the early Showa era. Suwa had no air raids. Bathing facility is provided in the important cultural asset in the country. National important cultural property is nearly luxurious bath!. A little hot water smells of chlorine. Circulating in the spring that how it seems. Bathtub depth is 1. Careful time to bathe small children and one meter there is 溺recha. Cha can dip in when no one else, I always bathing tourists is full. Maybe before the surging of tourists because they're from 10 a.m. morning can bathe comfortably. Have limited time price is 650 yen, but felt that even the not so very cheap. Writing something and one note on the rest area on the second floor, and employees who will write reply with a red pen. One of the fun is you see.
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  • Want to leave the property. It is like library second floor dining room. Very calm, Edamame, etc are sold. At night the 6 o'clock position was like 2 f closed Suwa silk King was created in welfare facilities are like. Is not hot water is too hot feeling. In the deep bath swimming pool like paved with large stones. Went on the JR Chuo Honsen line limited express with inconvenient hours is also available. And there are also train is late for about 8 minutes.
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