Tsuruya Echizen Awara Onsen, a charming inn with guest rooms with outdoor hot spring baths.

In Ashihara Onsen, Fukui Prefecture, there is an inn called “Echizen Awara Onsen Otona no Yuuyado Tsuruya,” where you can stay in a guest room with an open-air bath with the source flowing freely.

The inn is so highly rated that it was awarded four pavilions in the Ryokan category of the Michelin Guide Hokuriku 2021, and is visited by many people from Japan and abroad throughout the year.

In this article, I will introduce in detail the charm, location, room features, and cuisine of Tsuruya, an inn for adults where you can enjoy Echizen Awara hot spring in Ashihara Onsen, Fukui Prefecture.

Location of Tsuruya

Location of Tsuruya
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Tsuruya, a hot spring inn for adults, is located in Ashihara Onsen, Fukui Prefecture.

Located in Awara City, the northernmost part of Fukui Prefecture, Ashihara Onsen is a hot spring resort with a long history of being visited by therapeutic bathers.

Ashihara Onsen is easily accessible from Nagoya and Osaka, and there are many leisure facilities in the vicinity, so it is a popular tourist destination all year round.

Ashihara Onsen began to produce hot spring water in 1883 from a well that was dug to draw water for the fields, and since then it has become a popular spot visited by over 900,000 people a year.

It is said that there are as many as 74 different sources of Ashihara Onsen, and even within the same Ashihara Onsen, the quality and efficacy of the hot water varies depending on the ryokan or hotel.

Ashihara Onsen also has a charming yatai (food stall) village with a homey atmosphere where you can enjoy the homey atmosphere and delicious food of the locals.

Located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can enjoy conversations with the shopkeepers and taste original dishes.

The charm of Tsuruya

The charm of Tsuruya
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The adult hot spring inn Tsuruya is an inn that provides a sense of casual moistness, with spaciousness as an irrational structure that makes you feel the goodness of the good old days, and peaceful places where you can take a break are placed everywhere.

The inn is not built in a modern style, so you can feel a sense of nostalgia, making it a good choice for those who want to spend an extraordinary day.

Tsuruya’s signature hot spring and bath is Echizen Awara hot spring.

You can relax in the scent of the flavorful hot water and enjoy the traditional “Tsuruya” feeling of the spring water coming directly from the three hot springs on the property.

Room at the Crane House

Room at the Crane House
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There are a total of 20 rooms at Tsuruya, each with a different flavor.

The guest rooms in the main building were designed and constructed by the late Masaya Hirata, a master builder of sukiya-style architecture, in the style of a ryotei or tea ceremony house.

The guest rooms are designed in the style of ryotei (traditional Japanese restaurants) and teahouses, and are decorated with fine wood throughout to express the traditional apologies and sorrows.

The refined beauty and dignified appearance of the Japanese-style rooms are the finest rooms in which the heart of Japan resides.

Cooking with Tsuruya

Cooking with Tsuruya
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Tsuruya’s cuisine is creative kaiseki cuisine, using many seasonal local ingredients.

They are served one or two dishes at a time, so you can enjoy the food at its best, with hot dishes served hot and cold dishes served cold.

In addition, they seem to avoid flamboyant presentation and are particular about the quality of the dishes rather than the quantity.

The dishes are served on Echizen-yaki pottery, one of the six oldest kilns in Japan, and Kawada-nuri lacquerware, which has been handed down since ancient times.

You can also enjoy “Kaiseki Gozen with Wakasa Beef Fillet Steak” and the seasonal “Kaiseki Set with Crab” and “Kaiseki Set with Abalone”.

Wouldn’t you like to stay at an Ashihara Onsen inn that is filled with such luxury?

Basic information about Tsuruya

Facility Name Echizen Awara Onsen Adult Hot Spring Hotel Tsuruya
Address 4-601 Onsen, Awara City, Fukui, Japan
Phone Number +81776-77-2001
Budget Approx. 50,000 yen for 2 persons (tax included)
Official website https://www.awara-turuya.jp/


In this article, I introduced the charm of Tsuruya, an adult hot spring inn where you can enjoy Echizen Awara hot spring in Ashihara Onsen, Fukui Prefecture.

Tsuruya is a superb inn where you can enjoy Echizen Awara hot spring water from the source, located in a place where you can fully enjoy Ashihara Onsen.

Once you stay at this inn, you will have a strange attraction that will make you want to use it again, so I can recommend it to those who want to spend a different day while feeling the good old days.