Furuyu Onsen ONCRI

556 Furuyu, Fujicho, Saga, Japan
44 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Secluded
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Traditionally, bathing is somewhat of a ritual in Japan (to put it rather mildly), and to go to an onsen ryokan — a ryokan with natural hot-spring baths — is to get a quick in-depth lesson on this aspect of the culture. So it should be expected that at Oncri, in the southern prefecture of Shiga, the bathing facilities are just as much an attraction as the recently renovated guest rooms and the pair of locavore restaurants.

The water of the Furuyu hot spring is known for being a bit tepid, at about 100°F — a point that serious onsen-goers count in its favor, as the mild waters allow for longer, more indulgent soaks. There’s the standard indoor bath, a walking bath (for wading), and six kinds of outdoor baths, including the fragrant hinoki cypress tub and the waterfall-like streaming bath. Somewhere among all the options you’re sure to discover a soaking style that suits your particular fancy.

The guest rooms are furnished in either traditional or modern styles (tatami mats and low seating or sofas and beds, respectively), and all come with a view of the verdant mountains. If you prefer a bit more interior personality, there are also the Atelier rooms, which feature winning pieces from an art competition hosted by the ryokan.

After some relaxing soaks and some good seasonal meals at Oncri’s Italian and Japanese restaurants, you might come away with a new perspective on the idea of a spa retreat. Either way, you’ll surely have had one of the more high-pleasure lessons available in traditional Japanese culture.

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Furuyu Onsen ONCRI
556 Furuyu, Fujicho, Saga, Japan

Amenities & Services

  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Concierge
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • No pets allowed
  • EV Charging Station
  • Parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Hot spring bath
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
  • Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 5 years old stay for free when using an existing bed.
  • You haven't added any cots.
  • You haven't added any extra beds.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

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