Accommodations in Kusatsu / Shima / Tsumagoi
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Gunma - Kusatsu: Luxurious Traditional Accommodation Options
- If you’re looking for the ultimate healing getaway, you can’t pass up Kusatsu onsen, arguably one of Japan's most famous hot spring resorts. The town’s healing onsen waters are said to be some of the best in the world, so if you need a little rest and relaxation, this is the place to go. For the ultimate healing hideaway, you can’t miss the opportunity to explore some of the area’s best luxurious traditional-style inns. Here’s a guide to five places worth checking out. Kusatsu Onsen Boun Overflowing with traditional ambience and positioned right in the heart of Gunma’s hot spring hub, Kusatsu Onsen Boun is one of Japan’s most famous onsen resorts. An excellent place to stay if you’re looking for authentic Japanese hospitality, the ryokan-style inn features Japanese- and Western-style rooms and boasts a broad selection of popular kakenagashi (natural hot spring water) baths perfect for rest and relaxation. For those wanting to explore the wider area’s attractions, less than a 10-minute walk away you’ll find Kusatsu Tsurutaro Kataoka Museum and Sainokawara Park, home to one of Japan's largest outdoor hot springs, offering endless soaking opportunities. Kusatsu Onsen Boun Ryokan Naraya Sitting in the norther corner of Nagano Prefecture, surrounded by lush foliage and looking out onto some of Japan’s most scenic and untouched pockets, Ryokan Naraya is a picturesque hideout just waiting to be explored. Stunning in summer, the ryokan really is in its element in winter, as it’s just a five-minute drive away from Kusatsu International Ski Resort—perfect for the snow season. On-site you’ll find 35 Western-Japanese hybrid rooms perfect for travel groups of all sizes as well as a number of other facilities, including onsen baths and a woody, rustic bar ideal for rubbing shoulders with fellow travelers. Ryokan Naraya Tokinoniwa Hotel Just a 15-minute drive from Kusatsu Bus Station and a five minute drive from Kusatsu’s city center, Tokinoniwa Ryokan is an easily accessible accommodation option nestled in the heated onsen heart of Kusatsu. Featuring a broad selection of tatami mat rooms complete with futon bedding, it’s the perfect option for those looking for an authentic Japanese stay when exploring the best of the area. The ryokan boasts indoor and outdoor hot springs and an on-site restaurant serving up the freshest local cuisine for a truly local experience. Tokinoniwa Hotel Konoha Hotel Opening in 2010, Konoha Hotel is relatively new, but in less than 10 years of existence, the hotel has garnered a reputation as one of Gunma’s must-visit hotels. Nestled atop and overlooking the Kusatsu Hot Spring Resort, the traditional-style hotel features three open-air baths and incredible scenic views of the surrounding area. For those wanting to explore a little further, Kusatsu Onsen Museum, Shiga-Katsu Road, and Kusatsu Berutsu Memorial Hall are all less than a 30 minutes away on foot. Konoha Hotel Kusatsu Onsen Nisshinkan Less than 15 minutes on foot from the city center, Kusatsu Onsen Nisshinkan is a great place to set up a home base while exploring the endless attractions the wider Gunma area has to offer. This traditional-style inn features tatami mat flooring, futon bedding, and soothing onsen baths, providing the perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind after exploring the rugged natural surroundings. Kusatsu Onsen Nisshinkan ©NAVITIME JAPAN. この記事のスポット Gunma - Kusatsu: Luxurious Traditional Accommodation Options Gunma - Kusatsu
The Magic of Sekizenkan
- The magic of Sekizenkan has touched a global audience through Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved Ghibli movie Spirited Away. Sekizenkan is a 320-year-old traditional Japanese inn that sits in the Gunma mountains of the town Shima Onsen. The hot springs are so numerous in this area and the waters so rich in minerals that it was once believed they could heal more than 40,000 diseases. This belief is still reflected in the name of the town which literally means the 40,000 Hot Springs. The Magic of Sekizenkan Crossing the iconic red bridge leads to the oldest building of the three that make up the Sekizenkan ryokan. It is the Honkan, or main building, that was built in 1691 and still remains true to its original design. There are 22 rooms in total which come in three different sizes depending on the number of guests. The main building is one of the oldest designated hot spring resorts in Japan, transporting visitors back to the Edo era from its 17th century exterior to the sliding paper doors and tatami mats that greet you inside. Guests can experience first hand what inspires an artist like Hayao Miyazaki. The Magic of Sekizenkan Walking through the mysterious tunnel that connects the main building to the next is another inspiration for a memorable scene from Spirited Away, where the protagonist walks into an enchanted land. Visiting Sekizenkan is also like seeing a new fantastical land. Here there are layers of Japanese history and tradition encapsulated in the timeless practice of bathing. Sekizenkan offers a tour of the bathing house based on the animated movie, where guests can follow the footsteps of the characters in the movie. The Magic of Sekizenkan ©NAVITIME JAPAN. Travel Info Check out our travel tips to make your trip better!
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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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