Hot Spring / Hot Spring Ryokan 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
    410 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
    329 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.

    You can buy the tickets 30mins before the performance. You buy the ticket and go straight to the venue. Ticket costs for 600JPY for adults (as of 03/26/2022) and they accept PayPay as mode of...

  • Minakamikan
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    3.5
    178 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.

    This hotel was so great, valet parking, great location for walking into town, Covid restrictions were monitored, onsens that are private for those that have tattoos, or want more privacy. The private...

  • Shima Yamaguchikan
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    4.0
    157 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...

  • Ryokan Tanigawa
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    4.5
    116 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 mid-sized inn is moderately priced and good value. Nice hot spring onsen with an indoor and outdoor bath. It was snowing and a long dip in the outside bath was a special treat. Dinner and...

  • Ikaho Rotenburo (Ikaho Outdoor Bath)
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    4.0
    105 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.

  • Kusatsu Onsen Yubatake
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu
    This facility is at the center of the Kusatsu Onsen resort and regulates the temperature of the water as well as acquires samples of the flowers that bloom in the area. The nearly 32,300 liters of water gushing every minute have come to symbolize the resort. You’ll find a walkway and benches set up around the area, perfect for a stroll after a dip in the springs. The area is illuminated at night, creating a totally different atmosphere. In winter, you can enjoy events such as the “Kusatsu Onsen Yubatake Illumination” and the “Yubatake Special Lightup.”
  • Kawabaonsen Kayabukinogensenyuyado Yutorian
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    4.0
    81 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkawabamura Kawabayubara 451-1
    This day-trip hot spring inn is located 20 minutes' drive from the JR Numata Station, Gunma Prefecture, just a little way down the Okutone-Yukemuri Highway, in Kawabayubara. This simple alkaline hot spring features water drawn from the source which is said to have a cleansing effect on the skin and to be effective against nerve pain, etc. Visitors can view Hotaka Shrine while bathing in the Hotaka no Yu bath, and there is also a beautifully designed garden limited to guests of the inn which can be seen from the Kobo no Yu and Sato no Yu baths. In addition, the inn's course meals are centered on Joshu beef and Joshu Mochi pork.

    We stayed in the 5th floor room on the slope of the hill with panoramic view of Kawaba. From check-in we took an autonomous golf cart which brought us to the annex building just to find another...

  • Ikaho Ishidan no Yu
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    3.5
    64 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.

    伊香保温泉名物の石段の横にある共同浴場。 露天風呂なし。小さな内風呂が1つあるだけ。 自分が行ったのは、平日の昼飯時だが、客が数人いた。そのほとんどが地元に住んでいるらしいお年寄り。 湯はうぐいす色。湯には成分の濃さが感じられず。 水道水の加水があるのかも? 私の住む埼玉には、ここより泉質が優れた日帰り温泉が幾つもある。 そういう事を考えると、ここへまた行く事はない。

  • Ooedo Onsen Monogatari - Ikaho
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Shibukawashi Ikahomachikaho 592-1
    This hot spring inn is located three minutes’ walk from the Ikaho Haruna Guchi bus stop. The bus can be taken from Shibukawa Station in Gunma Prefecture. There are two types of hot spring, an outdoor bath which is a golden color and a transparent indoor bath. The spring water is said to be effective against nerve pain and fatigue. 18 works of art by Yumeji Takehisa are displayed in the corridor to the bathing area. Visitors to the hot spring can choose from a selection of courses prepared as part of a buffet-style dinner. There are dishes made with local ingredients including Shimonita leeks, fresh fish dishes and sashimi. There are also a variety of rooms, from brightly lit Japanese-style rooms to calming rooms that have a mixed Japanese-Western design.

    We stayed at the Ikaho-Omori Hotel (all in Japanese---no English wording). The hotel staff was very nice. We went looking for a place to eat and the Stone Steps and a hotel employee came running...

  • Tennen Onsen Yu-yu
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    4.0
    55 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...

  • 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.

  • Takasaki Kyougashima Tennen Onsen Yutori
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Takasakishi Shimanomachi 890-3
    This hot spring facility is located approximately 20 minutes by bus from the JR Takasaki Station. The sodium bicarbonate spring water, drawn from 1,500 meters underground is said to have a cleansing effect on the skin. Visitors can enjoy the free-flowing spring water drawn directly from the source in the rare outdoor baths such as the rock bath, the Hinoki no Yu and the Oiwa no Yu, situated in a large hollowed out rock. There is also an indoor bath and private rooms with baths available for the use of families and groups, where visitors can take their time relaxing in the hot springs and enjoying meals. In the restaurant, visitors can enjoy tsuke-shabu, made with pork sourced from within Gunma Prefecture.

    We reserved 1 room with 2 bathtubs because my boyfriend hates to be naked in Onsen. And also we wanted to stay together. There are private bath areas also in this Onsen place, which allows people...

  • Station of Flower Katashina Hanasaku no Yu
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    4.0
    36 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.

    入湯料800円をまず支払い、食事はリストバンドで退館時に精算する形です。お風呂は明るく清潔感あり、内湯、露天、サウナとひと通り揃ってます。以前は大広間で食事ができましたが、休憩スペースに変わり、食事はレストランで。そば、豚肉、舞茸が名物のようです。快適に温泉を手軽に楽しめる施設だと思います。

  • Togenoyu (Usui Toge no Mori Park Community Center)
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    3.5
    34 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.

    三時間利用で600円。タイムズカードがあると一割引で入れます。サウナ、露天風呂もあり日曜ですがさほど混んではいませんでした。のんびり入浴できました。外には公園のようなものもありました。

  • Suzumori no Yu
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    3.5
    38 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.

    I was visit during winter in one nice day, 3 hours drive from my place but its worth drive. The facility has 2 indoor wooden baths and one outdoor stone bath. Temperature was perfect warm, so can...

  • 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 Kogen Hotel
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Prefecture Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoi-mura Manza Onsen
    This resort hotel is located at a high altitude of 1,800 meters, approximately 80 minutes from the Joshin-etsu Expressway Usui-Karuizawa Interchange. Manza Onsen has characteristic cloudy spring water and four different types of spring water from sources managed by the company which are piped to eight baths, of which one is reserved for women only, and of which the Sekitei outdoor bath is most famous. 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. At the buffet restaurant, Shirane, visitors can enjoy dishes made with local seasonal ingredients. It is also possible for non-guests of the hotel to use the baths.

    日帰り温泉のプラン利用が良いと思いました。宿泊、日帰り温泉プラン利用したことがあり、今回は昼食プランというのがあったので利用してみました。ランチも日新館でお金払えば食べれますので日帰り温泉プラン利用をお勧めします。昼食プランの食事は期待以下でした。

  • Agatsumakyo Onsen Tengu no Yu
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunhigashiagatsumamachi Mishima 6441
    This is a day hot spring facility at Agatsumakyo Roadside Station, about 20 minutes via National Route 145 to the west of Higashi-Agatsuma, Agatsuma County, Gunma Prefecture. The onsen is set in a natural environment and the hot spring water quality, warming bathers to the core, is delightful. The facility includes an indoor bath, outdoor bath, bath to lay in, and baths for private use. Towels are sold on site so anyone can easily enjoy a bath. Rooms for private use are also available so visitors can enjoy the Tengu-no-yu in privacy. The “Kantsu Seki” stone from Moshirou Tunnel, placed in the outdoor bath, is regarded as a guardian stone beneficial in helping to conquer difficulties, achieving academic success and easy delivery.

    吾妻峡温泉 天狗の湯へやって来た。草津温泉に向かう前最後の入浴へとやって来た。以前八ッ場三兄弟の湯と言われる湯があったが、その中の湯の源泉は、JR吾妻線のトンネル工事の際に湧出した湯であったが、この湯ももしかしたら・・・可能性ありだね。

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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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