Atsumi Onsen, a hot spring village which roots went back 1200 years ago, is mainly known for its river: the Atsumi-gawa 温海川, which goes up the mountain down the sea. The hundred cherry trees alongside the river bloom from late April to early May. Public footbaths sprinkled in the hot spring village can be used for free.
To go there by bus, get on the bus bound for Atsumi Onsen あつみ温泉 (bus stop n°1 at Tsuruoka Station) and get off at Ashiyu anbeyumae 足湯あんべ湯前.
Walk along the river to spot the three public footbaths of Atsumi Onsen: