Rented a car for the first time in Tokyo and drove out to Gunma prefecture to a hot springs resort called Hatago. Amazing place in the highlands! They have an outdoor hot spring just next to a waterfall and some nice indoor ones too. The outdoor is especially good in the winter when it's 0 degrees and a little snow falls down.
Arriving to station nearby. Weather reports promised snow in the night so we didn't want to drive to the top
Hatago felt a lot like Spirited Away
Private bath room
Sunset was gorgeous
Massive traditional Japanese dinner, fish to hold sticks...? Never seen this before
Outdoor hot spring with a waterfall. Perfect with a beer
Had a bath in our own room with hot spring water right in to it. Nice to open the window and get some nature
Herb spring room was hoooot
The resort also offered a small museum of sake and pottery
Retro fire trucks waiting for a disaster
Small bamboo forrest
Up in the highlands!