Behind its austere and stark appearance, this is one of the most beloved hot springs in the area. With its somewhat small bath often livened by the regulars' chitchat, the Tateshina Onsen bathhouse gives off a nostalgic feeling.
There are no showers, and toiletries such as shampoo are not provided. You are supposed to bring your own soap and wash your body the old way, by scooping up water from the tub and use it to rinse. Its scalding onsen water is very pleasurable, as it relaxes your muscle and washes away the fatigue. This is one of the places that feature the Mimuro Gensen spring water.