Accommodations / Hot Spring Spots in Gunma Area

  • Kusatsu Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Kusatsumachi Kusatsu
    A hot spring area counted as one of Japan’s three most famous. With over 100 source springs, the area generates some 32 thousand liters of natural hot spring water every minute, the greatest production volume in Japan. Since ancient times, the area has flourished as a therapeutic spa, and unique, long-standing traditions remain deeply rooted here, such as the custom of “yumomi,” the cooling of extremely hot spring waters by agitating them with thick wooden planks; and “jikan-yu” timed bathing, a practice distinct to Kusatsu which emerged in the late Edo period. The area’s primarily acidic springs are known for their powerful antibacterial properties, and it is even said they will “treat any disease other than love sickness.” The area is dotted with art museums and is also known as an art town.
  • Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa
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    3.5
    411 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoimura O-mae Hoso Hara 2277
    A hotel resort in Omae Hosohara, Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma County. The resort centers around four main buildings equipped with various types of guest rooms including dedicated rooms for those with babies, and also features the Akatsuki-no-Yu natural hot spring bathhouse. With an arrangement of various leisure facilities throughout the vast resort including a golf course, tennis courts, dog hotel, church, cafe, and a number of different shops you can thoroughly enjoy your stay surrounded by the nature of the highlands. Located just a one-minute drive away from the resort is the Karuizawa Toy Kingdom amusement park.

    I recently stayed for 2 nights with my wife and 2 children (2.5 and 5 years old). The free shuttle bus from Karuizawa station took 40 minutes and is a pleasant drive up the mountain. Check in was...

  • Netsu no Yu
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    4.0
    322 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 414
    Netsu no Yu in Kusatsu Hot Spring is a sightseeing facility where you can experience “yumomi,” a type of performance that has been passed down since the Edo period. Besides experiencing yumomi by following the lead of the female performers, there are many other daily events you can enjoy, such as the “yumomi dance show.” Particularly popular is the “yumomi-kun show,” which is performed by the “Thespakusatsu Challengers,” a sub-group of the “Thespakusatsu,” a local pro soccer team.

    One of famous entertainment at Kusatsu. They offer this attraction 6 times/day. AM.9:30, 10:00, 10:30 PM15:30, 16:00, 16:30 Visitors can see their performance and some visitors can try this...

  • Otaki no Yu
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    4.5
    198 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    596-13 Kusatsu-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma prefecture
    This is a day-trip onsen facility located in the eastern side of Kusatsu Onsen that has been loved as a well-known hot spring since long ago. The onsen draws in hot water from the nikawa source which is also known as “bijin no yu” (hot water for beautiful women). It is famous for its “awase yu” in which people soak in order at four baths which all have slightly different temperatures. In addition to enjoying the spacious large bathtub, rotemburo (outdoor bath) and utase-yu (waterfall bath), there is also a private available by reservation. The facility includes a lounge area, restaurant, souvenir shop, and café on the premises, so visitors can fully enjoy their onsen experience with relaxing strolls to take a break.

    Good super sentou style onsen, with inside baths, outside baths, sauna and awase-yu:smaller bathtubs with different temperatures (39 - 46 degrees, best tried in that order to get used to the...

  • Kusatsu Hotel
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    4.5
    210 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 479
    This hotel, a hot spring also available day use, is located in the foothills of Mt. Aoba and can be accessed after alighting at the JR Kusatsu Onsen bus terminal from Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station in Gunma Prefecture. It was established in 1913 and the calm atmosphere of the Japanese style rooms eases the travel fatigue of the guests. The source of the hot spring is from Sainokawara hot spring which is only drawn to serve a few hot spring facilities. Visitors can enjoy the soft water of the hot spring in the Amber bath, scented with wood, and Hosen-no-yu bath made of stone. Private baths and foot baths are also available to use, and guests can also enjoy the course menus of sashimi and hot pot dishes made with local, seasonal produce. 

    Lovely traditional hotel with great old world charm. The onsens in the hotel are definitely a plus as you can retire to your room after a session without having to endure the external elements...

  • Kusatsu Onsen, Yorokobi no Yado, Takamatsu
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    3.5
    205 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 312
    This is a hot spring hotel ryokan in Kusatsu Onsen located in Agatsuma County, Gumma Prefecture. The source of the hot spring is from Yubatake, considered to be high quality clear water beneficial for nerve pain and skin diseases. As well as a large bath that has three types of water temperature, there are outside baths with two types of bath tubs made of cypress and ceramic. In addition, there is a fully private garden bath. For dining, hot pot dishes such as sukiyaki with Joshu Wagyu beef and local ingredients, as well as traditional Japanese style courses, are offered. There are Japanese and Western style guest rooms with a relaxing atmosphere and semi suite rooms with private hot spring baths.

    This is a very large hotel very close to the town centre. This maybe the largest hotel I have stayed in in Japan. One hundred and seven rooms with plenty of facilties so you do not really get to see...

  • Shima Yamaguchikan
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    4.0
    151 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Shima A 3876-1
    This more than 300-year old Yuyado hot spring's water is drawn directly from the source and is located in Nakanojo Town, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture. Guests can enjoy the Shima hot spring while viewing the scenery of the Shimagawa River, which changes with the seasons. The hot spring is very famous for its cleansing effect on the skin, and in addition to its moisturizing and detoxing effects, it is also effective for rashes, eczema, women’s diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, etc. The dishes made with an abundance of local seasonal ingredients and the Kamishibai plays acted out by the owner are also very popular.

    It wasnt too difficult catching a local bus from Nakanojo to Shima Onsen Yamaguchi bus stop where the Onsen is located, next to a small gorge. It is up in the mountains, where we get crisp clean air...

  • Minakamikan
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    3.5
    168 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Obinata 573
    This long-established inn on the banks of the Tone River, about seven minutes from the Minakami Interchange on the Kanetsu Expressway, was founded in 1927. There are 15 baths, each with its own unique atmosphere, including the “Bokusui-no-Yu”, using the valuable architecture from the time the inn was founded, and an outdoor bath where you can hear the babble of the stream and view the fresh green and autumn foliage as well as a snow scene, etc. The water quality is calcium / sodium sulfate chloride, said to be effective in easing neuralgia and poor circulation etc. The bath is available for day use and combining it with an outdoor experience is also popular.

    Spent a night at the Minakamikan Ryokan. Travelers seeking an onsen experience will be spoilt for choice with15 onsen baths to chose from. The private baths comes with additional charges. We were a...

  • Gozanoyu
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    4.0
    155 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 421
    A hot spring bath near the yubatake (hot water field and spring source) in Kusatsu, Kusatsu Town. Visitors can enjoy two baths, Ki-no-Yu and Seki-no-Yu, which are each fed by two springs, the Yubatake and Bandai sources, and which alternate each day for men and women. Gozanoyu is a public bath reconstructed around the historical yubatake from the Edo to Meiji periods.

    This new, large bath is right next to the Yubatake. Before you enter the lobby area, you put your shoes in the locked shoe boxes by the entrance. Then, as you check in and pay your entry fee, the...

  • Ikaho Rotenburo (Ikaho Outdoor Bath)
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    4.0
    103 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma prefecture Shibukawa-shi Ikaho cho 581
    Located in Ikaho Town, Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture, Ikaho Rotenburo is a public outdoor bath fed with spring water directly from the source. The dark brown water is said to be good for female disorders and has therefore been praised by women to be the “water of childbirth”. The large round tub is divided in half. One side is full of hot water and the other side warm water. In autumn it’s a wonderful place to enjoy the beautifully colored leaves.

    Great public open-air hot spring flowing from the source. Cost only 450Yen each and everybody can relax and feel the nature.

  • Ryokan Tanigawa
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    4.5
    112 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Tanigawa 524-1
    This hot spring inn is located 10 minutes by car from Minakami Interchange. One of the charms of the inn is that it is located at the foot of Mt. Tanigawa, and each season has its own unique beauty, such as the remaining snow on the mountain contrasted with the cherry blossoms, green leaves and autumn leaves. There is the simple alkaline hot spring, which has continued to rise since the Edo Period, and dishes made with Gunma’s seasonal ingredients and local vegetables, served with warm hospitality. It is also famous as the inn associated with Osamu Dazai, and contains a miniature Osamu Dazai gallery. Visitors can view a reproduction of the Japanese-style room Dazai stayed in, along with hot spring tickets that he actually used, as well as books and photo albums and other valuable materials.

    The warm welcome extended by the wife of the establishment was the start of a wonderful ryokan experience. Situated in a peaceful and quiet locale, I really like the serenity. The kaiseki meals were...

  • Ikaho Ishidan no Yu
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    3.5
    61 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 36
    A public bathhouse situated on the right hand side of the Ikaho Stone Steps which leads up to Ikaho Shrine in Ikaho, Ikaho Town. The brown spring waters drawn up from the source which fill the bathtub are said to be good for backache and other ailments. It’s a great place to stop off for a dip for those visiting Ikaho Shrine or the Stone Steps.

    石段街にある日帰り温泉施設です。とりあえず安いです。浴槽は内湯一つだけとけっこう狭いです。サクっと入るだけなら十分満足です。露天風呂はありませんが、ベランダのような空間はあります。

  • Yutherme Tanigawa
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Tanigawa 514-12
    This bathing facility is located in Tanigawa Onsenkyo Hot Spring Village. The facility is unusual in Japan, because it uses water from three different sources. The hot springs are simple alkaline spring water in the Fudo no Yu bath, calcium sodium sulphate chloride spring water in the Kajika no Yu bath, and simple spring water in the Hotaru no Yu bath. The large, open outdoor bath was built along the river, and visitors can enter the bath from the decking at the back of the building. There are also shops and rest facilities available inside the building.

    It gets a bit crowded at peak times, but a lovely onsen in a great location. I would avoid it at 5 to 6pm though in the ski season as it gets pretty crowded.

  • Tennen Onsen Yu-yu
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Maebashishi Omotechou 2-10-31
    "A day trip hot spring bathhouse located a two-minute walk from JR Maebashi Station. The bathhouse' vaunted private natural sodium chloride spring wells up from directly underneath the facility. This spring, also known as the ""Netsu no Yu,"" is adjusted so that the waters are just a little on the lukewarm side. The bathhouse sells sets which include a towel and robe, etc., making it easy to stop by here without needing to bring anything. In addition to an indoor bathing area, the bathhouse's bright, open, and airy outdoor bath has a view of a beautiful courtyard area for bathers to enjoy. Other facilities include a dry sauna and steam bath, as well as a bedrock bath back you can take a relaxing soak in with a reservation made at the front reception desk."

    A bit difficult to find for a gaijin (local guidance advisable) but a very nice onsen with inside and outside pools. Of course, standard onsen etiquette expected but they do tolerate smallish tattoos...

  • Suzumori no Yu
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    3.5
    36 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Anougawa 1009-2
    This day-trip hot spring facility is located approximately 10 minutes from the Kan-etsu Expressway Minakami Interchange. 100% of the spring water is drawn directly from the ancient source of the spring. There are two types of bath in the facility, the heated indoor cypress bath and the warm outdoor bath, which is left at its natural temperature. Visitors can relax while enjoying both of these. The outdoor bath faces the Anogawa River, and visitors can enjoy the fresh green of the summer and the autumn leaves in the fall. Looking out at the snowy landscape is also especially popular in the winter. It is a calcium sulfate spring, and it is also possible to drink the spring water. In addition to the restaurant, there is also a fishing pond and a barbeque area where visitors can salt-grill their catches.

    Onsen was very clean and well maintained. Mostly Japanese and not very touristy. Smaller indoor onsen was warm while other was perfectly hot. Outdoor onsen has a fantastic view but could be 2-3...

  • Station of Flower Katashina Hanasaku no Yu
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkatashinamura Hanasaku 1113
    This day-trip hot spring facility is located in Hanasaku no Sato, in Katashina Village, Tone County, Gunma Prefecture, overlooking the magnificent Mt. Sukai and other mountains. There are two types of outdoor bath available, the Kaze no Yu, featuring a rock garden overflowing with rustic beauty, and the Kou no Yu, which is surrounded by different flowers, depending on the season, as well as the bed-rock bath, which uses almandine from Katashina Village. It is a simple alkaline hot spring and is said to be effective for nerve pain, muscle pain and recovery from fatigue, etc. There is also a popular restaurant called Hanasaki, which serves ginger roast Joetsu pork and direct sale outlets, which sell products directly from the farms.

    期間限定で300匹の鯉のぼりが駐車場脇の谷間を泳いでいます。残念ながら訪問時は風がなく元気かありませんでした。

  • Togenoyu (Usui Toge no Mori Park Community Center)
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    3.5
    33 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Annakashi Matsuidamachisakamoto 1222
    This day-trip hot spring is located at the base of Usui Pass, approximately five minutes by car from the JR Shin'etsu Main Line's Yokokawa Station. There are two large baths, western-style and Japanese-style, outdoor baths and private rooms with baths available. The spring water is transparent and is kind to the skin (it is a sodium chloride bicarbonate spring) and is said to be effective for various illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The hot spring is also fully equipped with relaxation facilities such as an open plan lounge. There is also a trolley train station which connects with Usui Pass Railway Heritage Park, making it a convenient base for sightseeing.

    半日掛けて観光した碓氷峠エリアの最後の締めに寄った温泉施設です。 レンガ造りの橋梁、隧道があるアプトの道の近くにある温泉施設らしく、素敵な煉瓦の橋のようなものが建物の周囲をぐるっと回っていました。 大人3時間600円と言う設定価格で、キレイで大きな温泉施設です。 サウナ、内風呂、露天壺風呂、露天風呂、水風呂があります。とても良いお風呂でした。 入浴後は食堂でローストビーフ丼を食べて帰りました...

  • Mizunuma Station Spa Center
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Kiryushi Kurohonechoumizunuma 120-1
    This day-trip hot spring is located inside the Watarase Keikoku Line’s Mizunuma Station. It has a Kappa bath, named after the legend of the Kamagafuchi Kappa told in Watarase River, upstream of the center, and also a bathing room with large windows that has a view of the Watarase River. The water is a nice and hot, and it is a carbon dioxide sodium calcium chloride bicarbonate cold mineral spring. It is said to be effective for nerve pain, healing bruises, sensitivity to cold, etc. The Watarase-An restaurant’s famous Kiryu Rice Bowl and Mountain Eel Rice Bowl are popular.

    There are several spots in Japan where you can find a hot spa in the train station building, and this is one of them. This is a unique complex of a train stop and a hot spring, at a local rustic...

  • Spa Resort Sachi
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Murakami 305-2
    This day-use hot springs bath resort is just a 2-minute walk from the Onogami Onsen Station. Keeping the same quality water of the former Onogami hot springs center, which drew its waters from the Onogami springs flowing from the Agatsuma River banks, this resort has been newly renovated. There is a small garden with the main bath, an outdoor bath, and a private bath in the individual rooms, creating a refined space for relaxation and healing. Containing sodium, calcium ion and mildly alkalescent, Onogami hot springs waters are gentle on the skin and thus called ‘the waters for beautiful women’. The resorts own original gel and lotion products incorporating the source waters are also sold here.

    気分転換に湯巡りに出掛けたが、いつも入浴しない湯に浸かろうとやって来たのは、「小野上温泉さちのゆ」地図 正直この手の温泉には滅多に入浴しない。循環濾過し、塩素注入され温泉の風味を全く感じられない湯が多いからだ。美肌の湯として名高いこの湯はどんな湯加減?を見せてくれることだろうか。ここの料金は、滞在時間で決まる。最低で2時間から3時間、6時間、1日と別れるが拙者は、2時間410円に決めた。湯はとろー...

  • Manza Prince Hotel
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Prefecture Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoi-mura Manza Onsen
    This is the sister hotel of the Manza Kogen Hotel and is located at an altitude of around 1,800 meters. It is located approximately 80 minutes from the Joshin-etsu Expressway Usui-Karuizawa Interchange. Visitors can enjoy the three hot springs, including the Komakusa no Yu, with its view of the mountains and the star-filled sky, and the Shakunage no Yu, which is a roofed outdoor bath reserved for women only. The spring water is a characteristic cloudy color with its high sulfur content. It is an acidic, sulfuric magnesium sodium sulfur chloride spring. It is said to have a skin cleansing effect and to be effective for nerve pain, sensitivity to cold, recovery from fatigue, etc. All of the guest rooms have free Wi-fi and it is also possible for non-guests of the hotel to use the baths.

    万座プリンスホテルの、ブッフェではない朝食。飲み物だけは自由に取ってこれます。 まぁ時節柄仕方ないのでしょうが、わりとボリュームある朝ごはんをいただきました。 御飯とパンのどちらもいただくことは普段の生活ではなかなかない経験です。

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Gunma prefecture is synonymous with onsen. Natural hot spring water sources throughout the prefecture have given rise to a series of small onsen towns, each set among luscious mountains. At Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Minakami, traditional indoor and outdoor bathing experiences are served hand in hand with irresistible onsen-themed food, including steam-cooked eggs and custard pudding.

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