Hotel Kazurabashi

Iya Valley, Japan

Located in the upper reaches of the scenic Iya Valley, this onsen hotel features 26 traditional Japanese-style guest rooms and several indoor and outdoor hot spring baths. Showing the group the cable car up to our favorite rotenburu (outdoor bath) is always a treat—we can’t wait to change into our yukatas and go for a soak! Dinners here are a treat and the chef often visits us to explain the various dishes he has prepared.