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  • Yonman Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan
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    5.0
    369 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Shima 3829

    While travelling in Japan, my husband and I wanted to experience a tradition Japanese Ryokan hotel for a night. Shima Onsen was the perfect choice for us. We were warmly greeted by lovely staff when...

  • Manza Prince Hotel
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    4.0
    386 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.

    An interesting drive up to the snowy Hotel (ca. 1800m) towards the end of November. Hotel building was quite dated and room was just average. Main attraction was the outdoor onsen facing many...

  • Sainokawara Open-Air Bath
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    4.0
    289 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 521-3
    Sainokawara Open-Air Bath is one of Japan’s largest open-air baths nestled within wide open natural splendor. Here you can enjoy all the changes of the seasons from the fresh verdure in early summer, to the changing color of the leaves in autumn, and the snowy landscapes in the winter. And in the evenings, gaze at the night sky full of stars. The source of the hot spring is an ever hot well, almost as hot as magma, from within Kusastu Onsen. Because the water temperature is as high as about 95 degrees the spring water has an anti-inflammatory and sterilizing effect. It is also beneficial for burns and those suffering from nerve pains. There are separate changing rooms for both men and women but no washing facilities.

    I visited 1st time here. I enjoyed beautiful and fantastic outdoor bath. It’s located west side from Yubatake 湯畑, it takes around 10-15 min. by walking. Emerald green, big bath,,, it’s really...

  • Netsu no Yu
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    4.0
    313 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...

  • Kusatsu Hotel
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    4.5
    203 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. 

    If you want to experience what the Ryokan is like then this is it. It’s owned by a long time local family and it retains the charm of old Japan. My family and I have visited this place numerous...

  • Kusatsu Onsen, Yorokobi no Yado, Takamatsu
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    3.5
    202 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...

  • Gozanoyu
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    4.0
    150 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.

    Clean modern spacious onsen at the top of the Yubatake. Worth the $6. Big changing area and convenient to restaurants.

  • Kusatsu Onsen
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    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.

    町の銭湯です 道路沿いなので露天は雰囲気ありません 湯はいいと思います 400円とリーズナブル おじいさんおばあさんが多いです

  • Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa
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    3.5
    412 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...

  • Shima Yamaguchikan
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    4.0
    150 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...

  • Otaki no Yu
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    4.0
    32 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.

    It is a big public bath that you can eat. There is a large public bath, combined bath, outdoor bath. outdoor bath is very comfortable. Combined bath is five bathtubs with different temperatures, and...

  • Odoku Onsen Kutsurogi no Yu
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Kosame 21-1 Road Station Rokunai
    This day-use spa is a part of the Roadside Station Rokugo. It's sodium calcium-sulphate chloride hot spring water is a bit cloudy and has distinctive dark floating deposits. Bathing here is said to help alleviate muscle soreness and nerve pain. In addition to an indoor bath with plenty of water, there is also a foot bath that anyone can use freely. They also have a low table with a heating element and blanket known as a kotatsu in the break room to help you unwind after your bath. Part of the Rokugo Village Senior Center, lots of local elders come here to relax.

    夏のドライブ旅行の中の一軒でお邪魔しました。 当日の宿泊客は私達だけ。 静かな館内で温泉は常時貸し切り状態でとても満足。 湯質もお風呂に有る湯揉み板で湯揉みをすると白い湯が黒っぽく変化してビックリしました。 小さいながらも露天風呂が有り夜は星空を眺めながら思う存分温泉を堪能出来ます。 お料理は地物の野菜系がとてつもなく美味しい! 特に茸は絶品でした。 サーブしてくれた仲居さんも地元のお姉さまらしく...

  • Agatsumakyo Onsen Tengu no Yu
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    3.5
    20 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。

  • Shima Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Nakanojomachi Shima
    Shima means 40,000, and according to legend the miraculous waters of this hot spring district, surrounded by natural beauty, can cure 40,000 illnesses. The development of this area into a hot spring destination is said to have begun when Sakanoue no Tamuramaro bathed here while setting out as shogun in command of a force sent to conquer the Emishi region in the north. In 1954, this health resort was one of the first in Japan to be designated a National Hot Spring Health Resorts, alongside Sukayu Onsen in Aomori and Nikko Yumoto Onsen in Tochigi. The area's 42 source springs generate an abundant 3,500 liters of piping hot water every minute. The springs are sodium, calcium chloride, and sulfate springs. In ancient times, it is believed that people came here to soothe their sore skin after bathing in the highly acidic waters at Kusatsu Onsen.
  • "Azuma Onsen Ibuki-no-Yu ""Kikyokan"""
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Higashiagatsumamachi Aramaki 325-1
    A hot spring bathhouse in Aramaki, Higashiagatsuma Town, Agatsuma County. The baths are fed by a natural free-flowing spring water chloride hot spring. The bathing areas feature open-air baths and the bathhouse also offers rentable private rooms as well as a shop selling local agricultural goods. In the on-site restaurant they serve soba and udon noodles, set meals, snacks, and other fare.

    地元密着型のくつろげる日帰り温泉、泉質もまずまずです。露天風呂からは立派な岩山が眺められ、特に私が入った夕方には暮れなずむ姿が見事でした。注意点は脱衣室のコインロッカーが有料(100円)、貴重品を持ち込まない入館がお勧めです。

  • 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。

  • Kami no Yu
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnakanojoumachi Shima 3977-1
    Kami no Yu is one of the Shima Onsen hot springs. Due to the many people visiting the hot spring to heal from long ago, a legend began that the onsen is a miraculous spring that can heal 40 thousand illnesses. Kami no Yu is a free, clean and beautiful public bath house, open every day of the year. The colorless, transparent water flowing from the source is said to be good for a wide range of ailments such as rheumatism, female ailments, chronic skin diseases and gastroenterological disorders.

    四万温泉にある共同浴場の一つです。河原の湯はバス停にも近く混雑している事が多いですが、こちらはひっそり。小さな浴槽があるだけの素朴な造りですが、塩の湯源泉の湯がかけ流し。平日の午前中だった事もありゆっくりと温泉を楽しめました。

  • Kusatsu-Onsen Bus Terminal footbath
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu
    This footbath, located next to the Kusatsu-Onsen Bus Terminal, consists of a modern-styled wood gazebo enclosing a stone bath basin. Open 24 hours a day and available for all to use, its perfect for soaking tired feet just after getting off a bus or while waiting for your bus to arrive. The bath’s clear waters are constantly replenished from a hot spring source and will warm your entire body from your feet. The bath is compact, so visitors are encouraged to be forgiving of each other and make space so everyone can enjoy it. Be aware that no towels are provided, so be sure to bring your own for drying your feet afterward.
  • Manza Onsen Nisshinkan
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumaguntsumagoimura Hoshimata Manza Onsen 2401
    This hot spring, at an altitude of 1,800 meters and about 90 minutes from the Usui-Karuizawa Interchange on the Joshin-etsu Expressway, is located almost in the center of the Joshinetsu National Park. The facility can be enjoyed as a day onsen, or for overnight stays and a long-stay plan is also available. There are nine types of bathtubs to enjoy such as “Gokuraku-yu”, an outdoor bath where you can enjoy the magnificent Manza mountains and starry night sky, or “Manten-no-yu”, a natural cypress tub overlooking the changing of the seasons. The water quality is sulfuric, and the milky, cloudy colored hot spring has the highest concentration of sulfur in Japan. The buffet style restaurant for dinner offering Japanese, Western and Chinese food is also popular.
  • Kawarayu Onsen, Oyu Public Bath
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunnaganoharamachi Kawarayu Hot spring 496-1
    This community bath house is in Kawarayu Onsen, Gunma Prefecture. The traditional hot spring facility was moved to its current location as a result of construction on the Yanba Dam. It reopened in 2014. Its roots go way back, and it is said that the shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo discovered it 800 years ago. The crest of the Genji clan, which is consist of bamboo grass leaves and gentian flowers, decorates the entrance to the public bath. There are both men's and women's public baths and indoor bathing areas. The hot spring water is said to help alleviate rheumatism and joint pain.

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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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