Some time ago we had a photoshoot at Sanage Onsen (猿投温泉), Aichi with Eri Kashima. The place is famous for its hot springs, but because there are Japanese traditional gardens and quite a big lake it’s also a great place for doing portrait photoshoot.
Sanage Onsen is located at Toyota city, not so far from Nagoya. There is a free bus which provides easy access to the place.
When you arrive at the location, there is a big map showing the area. Don’t forget to go to the waterfall and climb a bit to reach the lake.
Name: Sanage Onsen
Address: 21 Umamichi-dori, Kano-cho, Toyota-shi, Aichi, Japan 470-0364
How to get there: If you’re from the Nagoya area, first go to Josui station (Meitetsu Toyota Line) or Fujigaoka Station (Higashiyama Line), whichever the nearest is. From there there is a free bus to Sanage Onsen. Just ask the station’s staff for the place of the bus stop (be sure to ask specifically for the bus stop for Sanage Onsen).
Bus departing from Josui station: 9:45, 11:45, 14:45, 16:45
Last bus going back to Josui station: 19:20
Bus departing from Fujigaoka station: 9:00, 11:00, 14:50
Last bus going back to Fujigaoka station: 18:00
Schedules might change, so check http://www.sanageonsen.jp/timetable/