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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. You can plan Suwa trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Day Spa located on the banks of Lake Suwa. Building is tourist attraction in the Taisho Roman building fields. I saw went on shimosuwa hot springs thousands bath a famous. The State increasingly decrepit building, repair is perfect just doesn't work. Get a discount coupon at the tourist information in front of bath to 550 yen. Otherwise not take money if you bring towels and bath towels. Compared to modern hot springs hot springs and the line is reasonable, but disappointing. Toilet outside the dressing area, so you have complete toilet to the bathroom. Small dressing area lockers for luggage is as much as possible less. Risk pool great bath in bath, which is 1.1 meter deep on the floor of the bathtub mats no stone like a stone is to be careful, and don't fall down and. It is low alkaline hot spring is colorless and transparent, good for arthritis and skin. Some bubble bath bath's two pieces. Dressing area only three toilet hair dryer 2. Amenities such as cotton swabs, to bring their own. Hair dryer at low temperature and dry hair. On the second floor dining room and free shelter.
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  • Hot spring facility located in Lake Suwa on Suwa town. Morning from 10 o'clock at night until 9 pm open. Local people are bathing in bath. On the first floor hot springs at rest room is on the second floor. In the large building cultural heritage itself, like Roman-style swimming pool, hot tub, deep, and is covered with gravel in the bottom. Anyway good and liberating. Is used in the filming of the movie. Kira hot spring, here is the place.
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  • You can enjoy the feeling not to bathe in Japan. Lovely stained-glass Windows and bathtub. Old but kept clean. Discount coupons website.
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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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