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Accommodations / Hot Spring Spots in Nagano Area

  • Awanoyu
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    191 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Adumi 4181 (Shirahone Onsen)
    This famous ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in Shirahone Onsen boasts over 100 years of history since its establishment. Visitors can enjoy the unique scenery of the season from the large outdoor bath; there is also an indoor bath and private reservable baths. All baths are continuously fed directly from a natural hot spring. The large outdoor bath is mixed sex; however, the bath’s opaque milky white waters and separate entrance for women have won it repute as being easy for women to enter compared to other mixed sex bathing facilities. Non-guests can also enjoy a day trip of bathing in the inn’s baths.

    This is a traditional Japanese Ryokan. Not new, not modern, but the real experience. The rooms are big, clean and comfortable. Its located in the middle of nowhere. We got there by car, in winter...

  • Hachimen Daio Ashiyu (foot bath)
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotakariake 7720-4
    This foot bath in the Hotaka hot spring town of Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture is a popular spot to enjoy natural hot spring water for free. The foot bath is distinctive for the stone statue with eight stone faces that portrays the eight-faced king, a character in an old folk legend of Azamino. Small round stones have been set into the bottom of the bath to stimulate the feet and help one recover from exhaustion. The area around is enveloped by aka-matsu red pines, and guests can easily refresh their legs while enjoying the forest therapy.
  • Baikouan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano Prefecture Matsumoto-shi Shirahone hot spring
    This restaurant serving up local cuisine in the hot spring town of Shirahone in Nagano Prefecture’s Matsumoto City is also a day trip hot spring facility. Inside the dignified building that really conveys its history guests can enjoy a very Japanese space with tatami seating and irori (sunken hearth). Their famous product is Yu-no-Hanazen offering a set of items such as okayu (thin rice porridge) cooked with the hot spring water as well as sweetened boiled rainbow trout. The soba is also popular for its local taste and there are various soba dishes on the menu such as Tagoto Soba and Toji Soba. The rotemburo open-air bath that draws 100% of its warm water from the source is a great place to relax and enjoy a bath while taking in a view of magnificent nature.
  • Hoshino Hot Spring Tonbo-no-yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Kitasakugunkaruizawamachi Nagakura 2148
    Ever since this hot spring opened in 1915, it has been loved as a famous hot spring in Karuizawa, and it is a Hoshino hot spring used by literary masters such as Hakushu Kitahara, Toson Shimazaki, and Akiko Yosano. In consideration of that history it opened as a day trip hot spring facility in 2002. The natural hot springs which are overflowing with the source water are full of mineral deposits moving around, and guests can relax and forget the time there. The building has a modern Japanese style with bilateral symmetry, and is a spot where one can enjoy spacious indoor baths and a very open rotemburo open-air bath that is enveloped in nature. It is located about 15 minutes by car from the shinkansen’s Karuizawa Station.
  • Toyoshina Hot Spring Yuttari Yama-no-kami
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    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Toyoshinatazawa 7994
    This is a day-trip hot spring facility located in Nagano Prefecture’s Azumino City. It is loved by locals as a hot spring that can be used easily, and guests can enjoy the atmosphere of the hot spring set amidst the mountains. The building takes on the appearance of an old Japanese-style house and is complete with a large room where guests can take their time and relax. The hot spring is also called Bijin-no-Yu (beautiful women’s water) since it is said to be good for the skin, and guests can enjoy both the rotemburo (open-air bath) and the indoor bath. Guests may enter the bath after purchasing a ticket from the vending machine when they enter, and they can relax for up to three hours for free. They also sell fresh local vegetables in the vegetable corner.

    少し山の中にはいりますが、松本へいく道の途中ということもあり、それなりに混み合っていました。 貴重品は入り口ロッカーで預けないとなかにはかごかただの木のロッカーのみです。 柔らかい泉質で、夏は露天で時々外の風に当たりながら入るのがよさそうです。 休憩室は持ち込み可能でした。 長野は涼しく、遅い時間に入るなら場合によっては長袖でよさそうでした。 入り口の野菜が安かったです。

  • Yukemuri-kan
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Adumi Norikura Kogen
    This is a day-trip onsen facility in Norikura Kogen highland in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture that was remodeled and reopened in 2013. Both the inner baths and rotemburo open-air baths allow patrons to take in the natural scenery of Mt. Norikura, and guests can enjoy the hot springs while enjoying their fill of the new green leaves in spring and the changing leaves in autumn. The warm water that is used is natural hot spring water with a milky-white color that is said to have relieved the tired body of warlord Shingen Takeda. There is also a rest area and restaurant on site, and visitors can relax here after strolling or skiing on the highland.
  • Kobushi-no-yu open-air hot spring
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Komaganeshi Akaho 23-170
    This is a day trip hot spring facility inside the Komagane Kogen Alpine Hill Family Vacation Village in Hayataro Hot Spring, with water from Komagane Highland in Komagane City, Nagano Prefecture. There is a famous rotemburo open-air bath in which bathers can immerse themselves while looking out over the 3,000-meter-high Southern Alps (Akaishi Mountains). There are also rock pools and two types of Japanese cypress baths in perfect harmony with nature, and one can be healed of tiredness while watching magnolia in full bloom in spring or the snowy landscape in winter. It is also equipped with a light meal and rest corner.

    I went here late at night with my friends. Having used the Komagane ropeway, our ticket stub gave us a 50 yen discount into the bath. It's quite a simple onsen, with one inside bath, 2 outside...

  • Mahora Ina Habiro Onsen Miharashi-no-yu
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Inashi Nishiminowa Habiro 3480-1
    Located within the farm “Miharashi Farm” in Ina City, Nagano Prefecture, this day-trip bathing facility was opened upon utilization of the Mahora Ina Habiro Hot Spring which spouted in 1994. Featuring a decadently spacious main bath hall and open outdoor baths, the highlight of this bath house is—as the name “Miharashi” says—its surpassing view. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Southern Alps or Ina City streets. The interior includes a restaurant and rest area so you can relax after a long day of sightseeing.

    信州の温泉に 12箇所 入れる温泉手形 に復帰 してくれた。 泉質もよく広くて打たせ湯やねゆもある 内湯 。 晴れていたら南アルプスの山々をながめて入浴できる露天風呂。

  • Aisome no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Besshonsen 58
    This is a day trip hot spring facility located close to Bessho-onsen Station, a spot where one can casually enjoy the water of Bessho hot springs that even appears in “The Pillow Book” by Shonagon Sei. The water naturally carries the faint smell of sulphur. As well as the indoor baths they have bright and open-air rotemburo baths which offer views of Ueda City. There are stone baths where one can feel their body heated from inside out, as well as footbaths and a reception hall where one can stretch out and relax. It is a place where one can spend a whole relaxing day with their family.
  • Kaede no Yu hot spring
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunyamanouchimachi Hirao 3227-1
    This is a day trip bathing facility right next to Yudanaka Station, and the pure Japanese style building is built on the train platform. It is a popular spot to enjoy natural hot spring water in easy reach of the station, with entry at a pleasingly low cost. There are indoor and open-air rotemburo baths, and special baths that switch between male and female use every month. There is also a rest spot where one can see trains pulling in to the platform. The footbath outside can be used for free.
  • Yuyuan Biwa no Yu
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    4.5
    30 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Asamaonsen 3-26-1
    A day trip hot spring facility located Asama Onsen, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. The history of the facility dates back 400 years to a hot spring palace created by Ishikawa Yasunaga, lord of Matsumoto Domain. The hot spring’s simple hot spring waters are colorless and slightly alkaline. The facility’s detached open air bath makes excellent use of the surrounding nature-rich scenery and is said to have been a favorite of generations of Matsumoto Domain lords. The facility also has a large bathhouse with a cypress open-air bath and a sauna. The facility is also able to accommodate even large groups. After your bath, you can enjoy a snack or meal in the facility’s café or Japanese restaurant.

    This facility was in the Asama hot spring area. It was reccomended as a day onsen. The other day onsen was closed on the day we were in Matsumoto. It can be reached by bus from Matsumoto station with...

  • Suwa Lake Geyser Center
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    3.0
    143 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Suwashi Kogandori 2-208-90
    This tourism facility, a 13 minute walk from Kami-Suwa Station, has a geyser which shoots sprays of water high into the air. The geyser, which first burst out of the ground in 1983, originally created spouts almost 50 meters tall, which made it the second tallest geyser in the world at the time. Today, it reaches around five meters tall, shooting out give to six jets every 90 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m. The adjoining building hosts a souvenir shop on the first floor and other facilities. The second floor exhibition space introduces movies and drams which were filmed in Suwa. The third floor Fireworks Museum displays pictures and materials relating to the fireworks shows held over Lake Suwa each year.

    寒い冬の足湯もいいけど強めの太陽の下(屋根あるけど)の足湯もランチビールの酔い醒ましにはちょうどいい ちょい(かなり)熱めなのがいい

  • Happo no Yu
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Hokujou 5701-2
    A day trip hot spring bath facility located near the entrance to the Hakuba Happo inn resort area in Kitaazumi County, Nagano Prefecture. Happo no Yu opened in December 2014. One of the biggest of the five hot spring facilities in Hakuba Happo-one, from Happo no Yu’s open-air bath you can get a stunning view of Shirouma Sanzan (three main mountains of Shirouma) and the Hakuba Happo-one ski area. The facility’s baths are constantly replenished exclusively from a natural strongly alkaline hot spring. The adjoining Happo Chaya café serves famed hot spring udon noodles and Happo Farm soft serve ice cream.

    The temperature is nicely controlled for great enjoyment. When I went there, it was snowing. The outdoor onsen was great as I was sitting in the water and the wind brought snow to my body.

  • Daishiyu
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Besshonsen 1652-1
    A low cost bath facility located in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture; the facility also operates one of the outdoor baths in Bessho Onsen, a historic hot spring area which was mentioned in Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon. The bathhouse’s name is an allusion to the Ennin, who is given the honorary title “Daishi” (great teacher) in Japanese; the head priest of the Enryaku-ji Temple. Ennin bathed here in 825 and greatly enjoyed the experience. The bathhouse is an old and stately building, and its waters are clear and colorless. Frequented not just by tourists but also local regulars, Daishiyu has a casual, inviting atmosphere.

    別所温泉にある共同浴場の一つです。 今回、上田電鉄の「外湯入浴券つききっぷ」というお得な乗車券で、大湯と石湯にだけ入浴しましたが、こちらの銭湯も情緒ある建物でした。 入浴料は、150円とお安いです。

  • Ooyu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Besshonsen 215
    This public bathhouse in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, is one of the sources for the old Bessho Hot Spring featured in The Pillow Book (by Sei Shonagon). It was also known as Aoi no Yu because Kiso no Yoshinaka used to take a bath with Aoi no Gozen, the concubine he loved, in the characteristic building with a fine three-layered tile roof. It is also said that the spring is connected with Hojo Yoshimasa. The spring waters contain plain sulfur. As well as the relaxing indoor baths there is also a small open-air bath too.
  • Katakurakan
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    4.0
    180 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Suwashi Kogandori 4-1-9
    Katakurakan is a public bath in the Kamisuwa Onsen resort in Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture. The bath, building and connecting corridor have been designated as important national cultural assets. The Katakura family, who made a fortune from the silk industry, built the bath house in 1928 for the local residents. The bath house is characteristic for its gothic-style façade. The interior of the bath house as well as the bathrooms are also made in the Western style, and you can enjoy the big marble bath and Jacuzzi hot spring, nicknamed the ‘thousand-person bath’. There is an annex building where you can enjoy an after bath rest and meal.

    I was on my way back to Tokyo from Matsumoto and decided to stop in Suwa just to take a look. I was not so impressed with Suwa, but I came across Katakura Hall and that made it all worthwhile. For...

  • Ishiyu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Besshonsen 1641
    Ishiyu is a public bath in Shinshu’s oldest hot spring resort, Bessho Onsen, with spring water flowing freely right from the source. It also appears in Shotaro Ikenami's novel, Sanada Taiheiki. The water is slightly alkaline and it is said to be effective in combating fatigue and good for beautiful skin. There’s a drinking fountain nearby so you can enjoy not only a good soak in the bath but also a drink of the hot spring water. It’s also possible to buy essential items such as shampoo and bath towels making it an easy place to stop by for a bath.
  • Obinata no Yu
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Hokujou Hachiaki 9346-1
    Obinata no Yu is the closest day-trip onsen resort to the source of the hot spring. The natural hydrogen spring is said to have anti-aging properties. It’s a popular place for lots of people on the way to Hakuba Daisekkei. From the open-air bath in the winter you can enjoy the snow covered surroundings outside. They also have separate individual bathtubs too. The use of washing facilities during the winter is not permitted. Shampoo and hairdryers are available free of charge. The hot spring sells their own towels and they can also be rented so you can turn up and take a bath whether you have brought your own towel or not.

    We booked the 7.30pm session through the Happo information Centre, we would have rathered the earlier 5.30pm however it it was booked out. We were picked up at our hotel on time by a Japanese driver...

  • Asakama Onsen Park Furusato no Yu
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    4.5
    28 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunnozawaonsenmura Toyosato 8734
    Asakama Onsen Park Furusato no Yu is a day-trip hot spring resort in Nozawa Onsen. The aesthetically pleasing bath building is made in a Chinese style. The changing rooms made in wood are clean and warm. The natural hot spring waters flow freely with a hot bath and warm bath indoors and an open-air bath to enjoy too. All the showers have body soap and shampoo to use.

    We arrived around 6pm, very busy and without Japanese speakers in our group we wouldn’t have got in. The facilities are great. Inside and outside pool, wash area with soap an shampoo. The outside...

  • Nozawa Onsen Sparina
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunnozawaonsenmura Toyosato 6748
    This large hot spring resort is located just outside the Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort. The fountain head springs freely in the open-air bath and the fine view open-air bath, in which bathers are required to wear swimsuits. Swimsuits and towels are available for rent. Small items of ski equipment are available to purchase in the shop. There is an outdoor pool too, open during the summer months. Other facilities include a restaurant, a relaxation room, and a convention hall. Recommended dishes in the restaurant include original recipes made with the specialty Nozawana (a Japanese leaf vegetable). Breakfasts can also be enjoyed here in winter. Opening times vary according to the season so please check ahead.

    Fantastic experience for anyone of any age. Unlike other Onsens in town, Spaarena has the Orion that allows the family to hang out together in your bathers and soak up the therapeutic waters of an...

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Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country's most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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