If you are traveling to a hot spring in Aomori, please use the popular hot spring inn "Tsubakikan" with hot springs where you can drink. Hello. It is a long-established ryokan "Tsubakikan" in Asamushi Onsen in Aomori. NOTE:How to readTsubakikan:Tsubaki-Kan(Hotel name)ASAMUSHI:ASAMUSHI(Place name)Asamushi Onsen: ASAMUSHI Hot SpringIt is a historic hot spring inn that flows directly from 9 sources. For more information about the museum, please visit our website. By the way, there is little snow so far this winter, and some events at ski resorts in the prefecture have been canceled. If you have a plan, please check the ski resort's website before going out. Today, I would like to talk a little about the introduction to the history of Asamushi Onsen (1891 AD: until Meiji 24). Asamushi Onsen is said to have been discovered by Jikaku Daishi (Ennin) in the Heian period. Originally, it was only used to steam the hemp used to weave cloth, but it is said that Enko Daishi (Hōran), who visited this area in 1190, encouraged villagers to bathe when he saw a wounded deer bathing, and it has been used by people since then. (I imagine that Ennin visited Aomori in the style of the image.) Source: Wikipedia The name of the hot spring is also derived from steaming hemp, and it is said that "hemp fumigation" turned into "asamushi". Asamushi Onsen has a calm Mutsu Bay in front of it, a rich mountain forest in the background, and you can clearly feel the change of the four seasons, and it is located in a location rich in mountain and sea delicacies. Asamushi Onsen is such a hot spring, but in the era until around the first year of the Meiji era (1868), there was a difficult place called Zenchi Torizaki on the way, and it seems that there was no proper road. Zenchi Torizaki has a precipitous cliff jutting out into the sea, and you have to go to the tip of the cape along the cliff and pass it by passing a board to the rocky area, or cross the mountain without going through the route along the sea, so it is thought that Asamushi Onsen was an "isolated island on land" that no one passed through until the tunnel opened in the early Meiji period. In 1876 (Meiji 9), when Emperor Meiji went on a tour to Hokkaido, he decided to stop by Asamushi Onsen. At that time, Emperor Meiji traveled in palanquins and his followers on horseback, and it was decided that passing through the pier of Zenchi Torizaki was too dangerous, so a tunnel was dug the previous year that cut through the cliff, which allowed cattle and horses to pass. In other words, thanks to this pilgrimage of Emperor Meiji, a road was created for people to come and go, and it is thought that Asamushi Onsen developed. At this time, Emperor Meiji and his entourage came to Asamushi with a gorgeous cast that looked like a period drama of the Meiji Restoration, including Prince Tomomi Iwakura, Prince Toshimichi Okubo, Prince Takayoshi Kido, Prince Shigenobu Okuma, and Prince Mishinori Tokudaiji, and was honored to stay at the Tsubakikan. Source: June 2, Meiji 9 Ou Pilgrimage Mansei Bridge no Makage Utagawa Hiroshige (3rd generation) Painting Camellia Museum is written to have provided three rooms for the Emperor and the Emperor and the Daigaku, one room for the Emperor and the Daikan, one room for six tatami mats and one eight-tatami mat. In addition to this, it is said that there were 250 accompanying people and 90 horses in the party. What happened at that time was reported in the Higashioku Nippo in Showa 4, and an excerpt is posted here. After that, the tunnel was built and expanded, and the Tohoku Main Line and National Route 4 (former Oshu Kaido) came to pass, and it became an important land route connecting the east and west of Aomori Prefecture from the Hirosaki and Aomori directions to Hachinohe via Asamushi Onsen. In 1891 (Meiji 24), the Tohoku Main Line was fully completed, Tokyo and Aomori were connected by railways, and Asamushi Station (current Asamushi Onsen Station) was opened, and it is said that Asamushi Onsen gradually developed. The introduction to the history of Asamushi Onsen ends here (to be continued in the next issue)The hotel's proud hot spring is a simple hot spring (hypotonic weak alkaline high hot spring) that springs from nine private spring sources, and can be enjoyed even by people with weak skin. It also has a beauty effect and is a hot spring that is difficult to cool. There is also an open-air bath. We are the first hot spring in the prefecture to obtain permission to drink hot spring and serve it as a source dish. After healing your daily fatigue in the hot springs, please enjoy a delicious dinner at Tsubakikan. We are currently offering winter accommodation plans. When traveling to Aomori, please order Asamushi Onsen Tsubakikan, an inn with 5 stars in the "250 Popular Hot Spring Ryokan Hotels". ~For those who are worried about airplanes in heavy snowfall areas~ Aomori Airport is located in one of the heaviest snowfall areas in Japan, and the cumulative snowfall can exceed 10 meters in snowy years. Among airports where regular commercial flights take off and land, airports with cumulative snowfall exceeding 10 meters are rare in Japan Japan. Supporting Aomori Airport during such heavy snowfall is the Aomori Airport Snow Removal Team White Impulse, which is formed by a consortium of multiple companies. This wonderful snow removal technology is attracting attention from all over the world, and inspection teams from various countries are also visiting.