Hotel & Hot springs
Kitaakita area

Matagi no Yu Hot Springs

Utto Onsen sits at the base of Mt. Moriyoshi in Ani Village, an area famous for the local Matagi hunter culture. The onsen is popular as both a day trip destination and a place to stay the night while enjoying the hot spring and local food.
The all natural hot spring is fed directly from the source. The restaurant serves traditional Matagi hunter cuisine including "Jango" cooking, bear stew, rabbit stew, and kiritanpo-nabe stew. Utto onsen was the first place in Akita recieve permission to brew the traditional "doburoku" rice liquor which has is now available for purchase. Guests can enjoy Mt. Moriyoshi, Yas no Taki waterfall, and other sightseeing spots in the area.


"Jango" cooking using fresh, local ingredients
The hot spring, fed directly from the source, is guaranteed to warm guests through and through
Guests can be treated to active Matagi hunters telling stories about their hunting trips and traditional customs
Traditional matagi clothing and hunting tools on display at the Matagi Museum


【Address】67 Senbokuwatarimichikami Aniutto Kitaakita City, Akita




【Parking lot】Available (free), ​50 accommodation number

【Room type】Japanese-style rooms: 10, Western-style rooms: 8

【Room size】Japanese-style 10-tatami: 8, 12-tatami: 1, 18-tatami: 1, Western-style Single: 2, Twin: 6

【Room facilities】Restroom (only in the main building), air-conditioning, TV, refrigerator, the Internet (WIFI in main building), hand towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, bath towel dryer, razor, robe



【Credit card】JCB, VISA, UC, NICOS

【Hot spring】Separate men's and women's hot spring areas with saunas

【Outdoor bath】Separate men's and women's

【Bathing time】Non-guests: 9:00 - 21:30, Guests: check-in to 22:0, 23:00 to 8:00

【Coin laundry】Available from Spring-Autumn

【Restaurant】Shikari Restaurant Business hours: 11:00 to 14:00, 32 seating capacity, In addition to staples like ramen, udon, soba, curry rice, and ginger pork, the restaurant offers specialty dishes like bear and matatabi ramen.


From Odate-Noshiro Airport: 60 minutes by car
From Nairiku Railway: 3 minutes by car from Ani-Matagi Station; pick-up and drop-off available by reservation
From Tohoku Expressway: 60 minutes by car from Takanosu exit
​※Only 10 minutes from Route 105. In addition to hiking, fishing, and sightseeing, guests are encouraged to visit Kumakuma Bear Park just 2km down the road.