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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Because I learned and used in the shooting of Thermae Romae, popped into the back of the car while climbing Mt.. Was a good look too retro but hesitated to enter within your bathroom. Towels are available for hire. Bath towel upon return, towel and takeaway products. Bath is a Western-style (not for nothing was indeed used for Thermae Romae is), one large bath, and one appeared to be a small massage bath tub. Main bath, thousands of people have said a bath so the minimalist style. While standing, besides size, depth, and ease to Dunk body is surprisingly pleasant. Spring quality, your skin is smooth. About moment hotter temperature feels immediately adapt to the body. I think temperature. By the way do the water bath. In the second-floor rest area meeting boiled out of the bath. Here is also a retro feel, atmosphere and is very good. Is Western-style, and no bath, there is no atmosphere of hot springs, was very satisfied.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Is listed as a cultural property of the country. About 100 people will have written and the thousands of people at the same time put? It is a bath in the fancy House on the shores of Lake Suwa. When I visited, 650 yen (use Internet coupons and 550 yen) is. You need to bring pennies because it is a type of cupboard and dressing room lockers are free of charge, 100 yen to put and lock and unlock comes back 100 yen. Without higher prices, is recommended.
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  • August 5, 2017
    With the option of an Inn near free. Thermae Romae taking place that will instinctively look and pictures want to take will be put up. Out out from the second floor, in the hotel there is the best position. And walk in deep soaking bath and paved with stone, feels good. Rest area is very wide, so relax tremendously.
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As the city of Suwa is famous for its ryokans--traditional Japanese guesthouses built at hot springs--most tourists opt to stay in one of these. Also known as onsen hotels, the establishments offer guests access to swim in the region's healing waters. If you're traveling on a budget, you should consider a homestay, basic hotel, or camping on the west side of the lake.
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