鷹の湯 the fabulous sakaya ryokan, one of the oldest in town. This has been repinned so many times that I feel I should write a little more about this. I visited here in 2014 with a group from Ten Thousand Waves spa (tenthousandwaves.com), located in Santa Fe, NM. In Nozawa, there are 13 public baths that you can dip in, pay on the honor system. In some of the hot springs, villagers cook their food – including the best steamed buns ANYWHERE and onsen eggs that have a flavor all their own.