Tohoku

Ginzan Onsen

Interesting
Ginzan Onsen
The Essential
Interesting
This spa resort is steeped in charm thanks to its main street crossed by a river, lined by a dozen or so ryokans (inns) dating from the 1913-1930s, public baths and shops. It is even more enchanting at night-time when lit up by old-fashioned street lights and in winter, when the snow highlights each architectural detail. A few minutes' walk away is Shirogane waterfall (22m/72ft high) and the old Nobesawa Ginzan silver mine, mined for 500 years.