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Katakura Hall, Suwa

(3.6/5 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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  • 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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  • Building history and old Suwa is a bath made for the factory's work in sericulture construction. At the bottom of deep Springs's rolling stone! It is standing at the same time a lot of people let go bath. It is compassionate to the factory's katakura, at that time. Please try enter.
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  • This "shared" public bath house was open in 1929! During the Meiji and Taisho eras, Suwa’s Katakura family made a fortune in the silk industry and used that wealth to build the Katakura-kan bath house...  more »