This time, I would like to introduce “Manza-tei” from Tsumagoi Village, Gunma Prefecture.
Since ancient times, it has been loved as a hot spring resort where you can enjoy its famous hot water with excellent effects for healing wounds.
The location, charm, rooms, and cuisine are described here for your reference.
Location of Manzatei
The “Manzatei” is a ryokan (Japanese inn) where you can enjoy the Manza Onsen hot spring located in the Joshinetsu National Park at an altitude of 1,800 meters.
You can enjoy the natural environment where you can feel the rich expressions of the changing seasons, the famous clouded white hot water that soaks your body and soul, and the colorful cuisine made from local ingredients.
By train, it takes about 3 hours and 10 minutes from Ueno Station on the Kusatsu Express, and about 1 hour and 50 minutes from Tokyo Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen.
You will be able to enjoy a location free from the hustle and bustle of daily life where you can take in the nature surrounded by greenery in Takayama Onsen Village, which has been bustling with therapeutic bathers since the late Edo period.
The charm of Manzatei
At Manza-tei, you can enjoy the hot spring water from the famous “Hakutetsu no Yu,” which features 5.4 million liters of water per day and a high temperature of 80 degrees Celsius.
Since the Edo period, the hot spring has been popular among therapeutic bathers for its more than 20 kinds of beneficial effects, and it is also gentle to women and has a high effect on skin.
You will be able to feel the nature in the log outdoor bath, enjoy the nostalgia of Edo with the scent of Japanese cypress in the indoor bath, and soak in two types of private baths, “Sasano-yu” and “Shirakaba-no-yu”.
The rooms at Manzatei
In the main building, there are four types of rooms, including non-smoking rooms, such as a special room with a semi-open-air bath for private use and a Japanese-style room where you can fully enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of a hot spring inn.
The Hanakan, on the other hand, offers two types of “Japanese-style rooms,” including non-smoking rooms, with a spacious 12-mat size.
In addition, there are several other room types that can be selected according to the occasion, such as the “Large Japanese-style room” in the main building, which can accommodate up to eight people and has a maximum size of 20 tatami mats, and the reasonably priced “Japanese-style room” in the annex.
Cuisine at Manzatei
The restaurant proposes kaiseki cuisine with the “Standard Plan” featuring mountain vegetables from the highlands of Tsumagoi and the “Jyoshu Beef Sukiyaki Japanese Meal Plan” which includes a sukiyaki hot pot of Jyoshu beef, Gunma’s famous beef.
You will be able to enjoy to your heart’s content such seasonal delicacies as “wild vegetable stew soup” in which the chef’s signature soup stock is the key ingredient, “seasonal tempura,” and “seasonal nabe dishes.
If Kaiseki cuisine is not enough for you, we also offer special order dishes such as grilled rockfish, mushroom hot pot with special soup stock, and horse sashimi.
Manzatei Information and Summary
|Address||Gunma Prefecture Azuma-gun Tsumagoi-mura Oaza-Hiramata 2401 Manza Onsen
|Approximate budget||About 8,800 yen for 2 persons (tax included)|
What do you think? In this article, I have introduced Manzatei.
As long as you visit this place, you will want to experience the hot spring baths to relax and nourish your body and soul.
You will also be able to enjoy the view of the surrounding lush nature as you soak in the hot springs.
Please take this opportunity to visit Manzatei.