Minakami, Tone District, Prefettura di Gunma, Giappone
Minakami is a popular hot spring destination with some rather famous baths, including outdoor baths with beautiful views of nature. There are over a dozen separate hot spring sources found across Minakami's mountains and valleys, around which resorts of various characters have been built. Some resorts, especially centrally located Minakami Onsen, are largely develeoped towns consisting of numerous big hotel complexes, while others, such as Takaragawa Onsen and Hoshi Onsen, are lone, rustic ryokan isolated deep in the mountains. Also worth mentioning are Tanigawa Onsen, a small town attractively located in the back of a side valley at the foot of Mount Tanigawa, and Sarugakyo Onsen, a hot spring resort town next to Lake Akaya.