Accommodations / Hot Spring Spots in Nagano Area

  • Shibu Onsen
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    4.5
    265 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Shimotakai-gun Yamanouchimachi Hirao
    A hot spring district with a long history which records state was discovered by the great priest Gyoki in the Nara period. The area boasts such a large number of source springs and such an abundance of hot spring water that you can dig practically anywhere into the ground and soon find piping hot water bubbling up from below. In addition to hot spring hotels, there are nine public bathhouses in the area, and visitors can go on the traditional Kyu-to Meguri pilgrimage and try all nine for free to compare and contrast (limited to persons staying overnight in the district). Each of the Kyu-to Meguri bathhouses makes use of a different source spring with differing water qualities, and pilgrims can get a special tenugui hand towel stamped at each bathhouse as proof of their visit. The pilgrimage ends with a visit to the Shibutaka Yakushi Temple, which offers a sweeping view of the district, to receive one final stamp that is said to grant one's wish as well as protection from misfortune, safe childbirth and child rearing, and youth and longevity.

    This is a very cool town and we enjoyed both the monkey park and walking through town to experience the 9 public onsen. It was nice that it wasn’t overflowing with tourists. The only downside is that...

  • Biyunoyado
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    4.5
    537 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Prefecture Shimotakai gun Yamanouchi cho Yudanaka
    A hot spring hotel with a 100% natural hot spring large public bath and outdoor baths include a private outdoor bath reservable for an extra fee. The hotel has Japanese and Western-style rooms and a full array of amenities. Guests can also enjoy a Japanese taiko drumming show in the lobby and eat kaiseki course cuisine in the hotel restaurant.

    After touring around Japan, our last stop was yudanaka. We stayed at Biyunoyado for 3 nights and had the best time. We went on the snow monster tour which I highly recommend, especially if you are...

  • Hoshino Onsen
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    4.0
    342 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi

    An excellent onsen experience (indoor and outdoor). I travelled during COVID, so no crowds at all. I appreciated the very spacious dressing rooms, shower area and baths. The outdoor bath was...

  • Katakurakan
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    4.0
    217 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.

    This bath is inside a western-style building and it called Bath for Thousand, having big capacity. Japanese feels this atmosphere as Roman-style so it was used for a Japanese movie set featured...

  • History no Yado Kanage Ya
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    4.0
    155 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Shimotakai-gun Yamanouchimachi Hirao 2202
    "Founded in 1758, the ""Historic Hotel Kanaguya"" is a famous landmark in the Shibu hot spring resort area, and is said to be the model for the bathhouse in the Ghibli film ""Spirited Away. In particular, the exterior of the four-story wooden ""Saigetsu-ro"" building is lit up from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. daily, providing a fantastic sight to photograph. Guests can also participate in the ""cultural asset tour"" and ""souce-of-spring tour"" and enjoy architectural styles from the Meiji to Showa periods."

    Highlight of our Japan trip. Such a special ryoken and loveliest staff. The onsens were fabulous, the rooms were traditional and very clean, food was delicious and varied. We felt very cared for and...

  • Nozawaonsen
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Shimotakai-gun Nozawaonsenmura Toyosato
    Sprawling at the foot of Mt. Kenashi, this is one of the most historic hot spring districts in the prefecture. There are various theories as to when the hot spring district was discovered. One belief is that it was found by the priest Gyoki (or an itinerate monk undergoing training) during the reign of Emperor Shomu, while another legend says that it was happened upon by a hunter following a wounded bear. Since the Edo period, the district has been lovingly maintained by the hands of local residents under a system called Yunakama, and today this system continues to preserve and service the area's abundant water flow and more than 30 source springs. In addition to bathhouses, the town is dotted with countless footbaths and 13 external bath areas for visitors to sample and enjoy.

    There is a single entry door and a small foyer with seats before dividing into male and female onsens- useful for waiting for family members out of the cold. The water was slightly whitish, with...

  • Zippuku-no-Yu
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    4.5
    66 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Uedashi Sanadamachisoehi 9097-70
    A hot spring bathhouse standing along Prefectural Route 35 in Sanada-machi Soehi, Ueda City. The bathhouse has a garden outdoor bath which is one of the largest in northern Shinano; visitors can soak in its waters surrounded by natural beauty. The bathhouse has a full array of other amenities, including a restaurant which serves handmade, healthy dishes such as stove top cooked takigohan rice made with Special A class Koshihikari rice from Saku.

    So far my favorite Onsen in Japan. I live here since 2019. Definitely worth your time. =) or in better words:if you want to forget about time for a moment go there

  • Yukemuri-kan
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    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.

    乗鞍高原にある日帰り温泉。バスターミナルのある観光センターから道路を挟んだ反対側にあるのでアクセスは抜群。この温泉は、白濁した正真正銘の硫黄泉。硫黄の匂いがしないと温泉に入った気分にならないというマニアの人でも満足するに違いない。ただ、泉温が少し高めなので、長く入るのはちょっと苦しい。露天風呂もある。

  • Karuizawa Sengataki Onsen
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    4.0
    85 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Kitasaku-gun Karuizawamachi Sengataki Onsen
    This hot spring bath boasts beautiful scenery through the seasons and soft pristine hot water flowing from the source. The facility offers an inside bath that has large windows with views creating an open feel, a garden open-air bath overflowing with a rustic atmosphere and a roofed open-air bath where bathers can enjoy the outside view even on rainy and snowy days. Visitors can spend a relaxing time feeling the wilderness of Karuizawa.

    The best time to come for a hot spring. It’s not the best our there but this is where the local goes. Facilities are better than I thought. The place is very quiet and chill

  • Maguse Hot Spring Bokyo no Yu
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    4.0
    57 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Shimotakaigunkijimadairamura Ougou 5567-1
    This hot spring facility is inside the “Maguse Hot Spring Park” in Ogo, Kijimadaira Village. Both the open-air bath that sits among the mountains and the Hinoki indoor bath offer a great view of the Northern Alps (Hida Mountains), not to mention the beauty of the various seasons. The facility also features a dining hall, a rest area, a shop, and lodgings without meals (short rests also allowed), so you can take multiple dips in the hot springs if you wish.

    The Maguse Onsen was well worth the experience as were the Soba noodles at their cafe. The downside is if one does not have a vehicle you will be taken advantage of by the taxi service which charges...

  • YUTTARINA Hirugami
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    3.5
    50 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Shimoina-gun Achimura Chisato 370-1
    A public hot spring facility in Achi Village of the Shimoina District along National Route 256, this place is famous for the “beauty bath” open-air Hirugami hot spring, and there’s a large bathing area and nursing/family bathing facilities (rental; reservations required). You’ll also find a 20-meter indoor pool, a walking pool, a jacuzzi, a restaurant lounge room, and many other amenities. Closed every Tuesday (or the following day if Tuesday is a holiday).

    木曽から昼神温泉を通って飯田の方に抜けるルートを使い昼神温泉に寄りました。日帰りで調べるとこの前の温泉旅館が出ていたのでそこで聞くとそこは日帰りはやっていないと言う事でここを紹介していただきました。日帰り専用の施設の様です。駐車場も広く良いと思いましたが、ただ昼神温泉と言う事でお湯も豊富だと思いますが800円という金額は長野県の中では高い方ではないでしょうか、単純硫黄泉、アルカリ性温泉と言う事で美...

  • Kurashita no Yu
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Hokujou 9549-8
    "A hot spring bathhouse located in Hokujo, Hakuba Village. The hot spring's waters, unique in Shinshu, contain salt and iron, and are characterized by their dark reddish-brown color and salty flavor. Visitors can soak themselves while taking in a view of the Alps in an outdoor bath constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style from a 100% natural source spring. The bathhouse also has an indoor rest area and a mallet golf ground on the east side of the facility that is free for customers."

    This place got renovated as well. its much cleaner now... it seems like the whole of Hakuba is getting renovated and new shops appearing everywhere... Anyway... I think most the onsen water...

  • Mimizuku no Yu
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Kitadumigunhakubamura Hokujou 5480-1
    This day-trip hot spring facility is located in Hakuba Village, Kita-azumi County, Nagano Prefecture. It has gained popularity because you can see Mt. Hakuba, Mt. Shakushi and Mt. Hakubayari (Hakuba's three symbolic peaks) from the rotenburo (open-air baths) with Happo Ridge in the background. You can wear off fatigue while enjoying cherry blossoms in the rotenburo (open-air bath) during the spring. There is also a shop in the facility with plenty of souvenirs.

    I have not tried any other onsets so cannot really compare. Its a little onset, not much in English but there are so much information everywhere about the etiquettes of onset which I did not get...

  • Happo no Yu
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    4.0
    35 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.

    きれいな日帰り温泉施設です。真冬のよく晴れた日に行きました。JR白馬駅から白銀の峰々に感動しながらのんびり歩いて20分くらいです。平日の昼間だったので、空いていて、完全に独占状態で名湯を楽しめました。内湯も露天も源泉かけながし。ここの温泉が水素濃度が半端なく高いらしく、アンチエイジングに効果があるとか。そのおかげなのか、五十肩の痛みが消えました。なかなかの名湯です。広くはないですが、畳敷きの休憩コ...

  • Yurarikan
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Toumishi Kanou 3875
    This day-trip hot spring facility is located on top of a small hill. You can relieve your fatigue in the large public baths and rotenburo (open-air baths) with scenic views. In addition, the rotenburo overlook the cityscapes of Tomi City and Ueda City, and also mountains such as the Northern Japan Alps, Mt. Utsukushigahara, Mt. Tateshina and the Yatsugatake Mountains. It is adjoined by a commodity store selling specialty products and a restaurant there you can get a taste of local ingredients.

    とてもくつろげました。 景色もよく熱くなった体を冷ましながら風景をみるのは最高でした。 ジャグジー風呂にハマってしまいまた行ってみたいです。 こんどはタイ古式マッサージを受けてみたいです。

  • Anakannon no Yu
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Kamitakaigunobusemachi Karida 1194
    This day-trip hot spring facility is located about ten minutes away by shuttle bus from Obuse Station on the Nagano Electric Railway. A natural hot spring with water flowing directly from the source, you can look out on the Obuse cityscape and the mountains of the Alps. In addition, there are also towels in the shop, so you can use the facilities without bringing anything. Coupon books are available for purchase, and the facilities are used by many local residents and people coming to see Anakannon.

    天気の良い日は北信五岳が良く望めます。 泉質も良く寛げる温泉です。 休憩場も充実しています。 一度訪ねて見て下さい。

  • Yuyuan Biwa no Yu
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    4.5
    32 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...

  • Mahora Ina Habiro Onsen Miharashi-no-yu
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    4.0
    31 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.

    ここからの南アルプスとその下に位置する伊那谷から高遠の谷が素晴らしい眺めです。少々雨雲があっても、群青色、紫色にかすんだ山々が絵になる場所だと思います。隠れたる伊那谷の眺めの良い場所と思います。お湯もトロトロ感、ヌルヌル感が強くあり温泉としても効能が高そうなお湯です。

  • Obinata no Yu
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    4.0
    32 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.

    Cannot recommend this experience highly enough. My partner and I rented the onsen for an hour and it was amazing. There was snow falling everywhere, and nestled in the mountains was a wonderful...

  • Kobushi-no-yu open-air hot spring
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    3.5
    31 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.

    クセのない泉質かな。入場料750円はちょっぴり割高感は否めませんが、晴れてたら露天風呂から北岳、赤字岳、駒ヶ岳など南アルプスの山々が見れるメリットを考えればこのお値段なのかなぁ。内湯は一つ、露天風呂は二つ。内湯も露天風呂もちょっぴり温度が高くて長湯はきついかもだけど、露天風呂のうち一つはぬるいのでゆっくり入ることが出来ます。 食事施設は併設していませんが、自販機のビールを飲みながら畳でごろごろする...

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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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