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5 Hot Spring Towns You Don’t Want to Miss

 

Japan is no stranger to volcanos. If dig deep enough at any random spot you’ll hit a hot spring. So, it’s no surprise that Japan has an absurd number of hot springs. How many you say? Over 27,000 hot spring producing areas exist! (according to one research institution).   And Japanese have long had a strong affection for onsens, so much so that there are ancient documents dating back over 1,400 years mentioning nature’s relaxing spas.

 

Make the most of your trip in Japan and take part in the relaxation of natural hot springs.  You might feel uncomfortable - being naked in front of others with a towel to cover yourself - at first, but it's well worth it (private baths also exist). Below is our own customized and recommended list of onsens you can reach from Tokyo for a day trip.  

 

Warning!

Towels: Some places will charge you for a towel, best to bring your own.  

Tattoos: In Japan Tattoos are taboo (though becoming more lenient).  Generally speaking, tattoos are an insignia of gangs and that is why if you have a big tattoo you may not be allowed to enter.  Keep that in mind.

 


 

5 Recommended Hot Spring Towns:  

[caption id="attachment_13950" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Kusatsu Hot Spring Gunma Prefecture Photo Credit: travel.mdpr.jp Kusatsu Hot Spring in Gunma Prefecture[/caption]

① Kusatsu Onsen [草津温泉]

Kusatsu onsesn is one of the 3 best hot springs in Japan. It is No.1 in the amount of outpouring hot mineral water, and the quality of that hot mineral water has put Kusatsu on the national map. The town streets are charming and is home to a variety of ryokans, “Japanese inns”, and hotels totaling 160. Gift shops are plentiful and lively. Lying at the center of town is the source of the hot water, commonly known as “yubatake,” or hot water field, and is the symbol of Kusatsu.

 

4,000 liters of hot water well up per minute, creating a never-ending rise of steam.  Near yubatake is “netsu no yu,” where a traditional hot spring show occurs 6 times a day.  

 

Address: Kusatsu, Kusatsu-machi, Gunma [Search: Kusatsu Hot Spring]  

 

Access by Train from Tokyo: From JR Ueno station [上野駅] take the Limited Express [特急] or Shinkansen [新幹線] to JR Takasaki station [高崎駅] and transfer to the JR Joetsu line [上越線] for Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi station [長野原草津口駅]. From there, take the JR bus Kanto [JRバス関東] and alight at Kusatsu Onsen Bus Terminal [草津温泉バスターミナル]. Approx. travel time: 3 hours〜3 hours 30 min.  

※ There is a direct train from Ueno station [上野駅] to Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi station [長野原草津口駅] twice a day (3 times a day during the weekend).  

 

Access by Bus from Tokyo: Ride the JR Bus Kanto Joshu Yumeguri-go [JRバス関東上州ゆめぐり号] directly to Kusatsu Onsen, leaving 8 times a day from Shinjuku station New South Exit [新宿駅•新南口], and 2 times a day from Tokyo station [東京駅]. Approx. travel time: 3 hours 30 min.〜4 hours

 

Tel: Hot Spring: 0279-88-7182;

Sightseeing/Stay: 0279-88-3722  

Url: http://www.kusatsu-onsen.ne.jp.e.uh.hp.transer.com/

 

  • Recommended Hot Springs in Kusatsu:

 

Sai no Kawara Rotenburo [西の河原露天風呂]

With a luxurious space of 500 square meters, surrounded in calming nature and a spectacular view, it is the widest open air hot spring in Kustatsu.

Address: 521-3 Kusatsu-machi, Gunma [群馬県草津町草津521-3]

Access: 20 min. walk from Kusatsu Bus Terminal [草津バスターミナル]

Tel: 0279-88-6167

Fee: Adult: 600 yen; Kids (3〜12 years old): 300 yen

Amenities: No soap, shampoo, or dryer; face towel (320 yen), bath towel (1,350 yen)

Open: 7〜20:00 (※Dec〜March: 9〜20:00)

Closed: N/A (closed around November for maintenance) Url: http://sainokawara.com  

 

Shirohata no Yu [白旗の湯]

Among the 19 free public baths, it is the largest. It is conveniently located in the center of town, near Yubatake [湯畑].  

 

Address: 417-1 Kusatsu, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma [群馬県吾妻郡草津町草津417−1]  

Access: 2 min. walk from Kusatsu Bus Terminal [草津バスターミナル]

Tel: 0279-88-3542

Fee: No Charge

Amenities: No towels, bath towels, soap, shampoo, or dryer.

Open: 5〜23:00 (Closed for cleaning around 8:00)

Closed: N/A

Url: http://www.kusatsu-onsen.ne.jp.e.uh.hp.transer.com/onsen/detail/index.php?c=5&g=2&kcd=193  

 

Otaki no Yu [大滝乃湯]

This massive onsen not only has a large public bath, an open air bath, sauna, a rest space, but also a restaurant, cafe, and massage room.  

 

Address: 596-13 Kusatsu-machi, Gunma

Access: 9 min. Walk from Kusatsu Bus Terminal [草津バスターミナル]  

Fee: Adult: 900 yen; Child (3 years old 〜12 years old): 400 yen

Amenities: Free soap, shampoo, dryer; towel and bath towel set: 200 yen

Open: 9:00〜21:00

Closed: N/A (Closed the first few days of December for maintenance)

Url: http://ohtakinoyu.com  

 


[caption id="attachment_13951" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]Hakone Hot Spring Kanagawa Prefecture Photo Credit: kinnotaketonosawa.com Hakone Hot Spring in Kanagawa Prefeture[/caption]

② Hakone [箱根]

The approx. 1 hour 30 min. train ride from Shinjuku makes this an easy and fun day trip, not to mention the only onsen town nearby. On top of being easily accessible, you can enjoy many types of hot springs, a rich natural surrounding, art museums, and shrines. Hakone’s many sightseeing attractions make it the most popular onsen town in Japan.  

 

The history of Hakone dates back to the year 738, when it first opened. It is now known as a scenic luxury villa resort with numerous hot spring sources, art museums dotted around the hills, and a historical park named Gora. It is a town full of character.  

 

To be able to see Mt.Fuji up close is another beauty of Hakone.  

 

Address: Yumoto, Hakone, Kanagawa  

Access: [From Tokyo]

 

Option 1: From Tokyo station [東京駅], take the JR Tokaido Main line [JR東海道本線] and transfer at Odawara station [小田原駅] for the Hakone Tozan line [箱根登山鉄道線]. Alight at Hakone Yumoto station [箱根湯本駅]. Approx. travel time: 1 hour 45 min.  

 

Option 2: From Shinjuku station [新宿駅] take the Odakyu Express line [小田急 急行] and transfer at Odawara station [小田原駅] for the Hakone Tozan line [箱根登山鉄道線]. Alight at Hakone Yumoto station [箱根湯本駅]. Approx. travel time: 2 hours.  

※The Odakyu Romance Car travels directly from Shinjuku station [新宿駅] to Hakone Yumoto station [箱根湯本] 1 or 2 times an hour. Approx. travel time: 1 hour 40 min.  

 

Tel: 0460-85-5700; 0460-85-7751  

Url: http://www.hakoneyumoto.com/  

 

  • Recommended Hot Springs in Hakone:

 

Hakone Kowakien Yunessun [箱根小涌園ユネッサン]

Yunessun is basically a hot spring theme park split into two areas, a coed themed hot spring zone, and gender divided nude hot spring: Mori no Yu [森の湯].   The themed hot spring area has baths such as “wine,” “coffee,” “sake,” and “matcha,” or green tea.   At Mori no Yu, there is a cypress bath, a ceramic bath, and a garden with open-air baths with scenic views of Hakone’s mountains.  

 

Address: 1297 Ninotaira, Hakone, Kanagawa [神奈川県箱根町二ノ平1297]  

 

Access:

- A short walk from Kowakien bus stop [小涌園]. Take the Hakone Tozan Train [箱根登山鉄道線] to Hakone Yumoto station [箱根湯本駅] and take either the Hakone Tozan Bus [箱根登山バス] or the Izu Hakone Bus [伊豆箱根バス] to Kowakien [小涌園].

Total Travel Time from Hakone Yumoto station: 20 min.

 

  • - From Odawara station [小田原] (accessible by JR or Odakyu railway), ride the Hakone Tozan Bus/Izu Hakone Bus [箱根登山バス・伊豆箱根バス] to Kowakien [小涌園]. Total Travel Time from Hakone Yumoto station: 40 min.   

 

Tel: 0460-82-4126  

Fee: [All Access] Adults: 4,100 yen, Kids 3〜12 years old: 2,100 yen

[Yunessun only] Adults: 2,900 yen, Kids 3〜12 years old: 1,600 yen

[Mori no Yu] Adults: 1,900 yen, Kids 3〜12 years old: 1,200 yen  

Amenities: Soap, shampoo, dryer, towel (50 yen), bath towel (100 yen),

Open: Yunessun: 9〜19:00; Mori no Yu: 11〜21:00

Closed: N/A

Url: http://www.hakoneho-kowakien.com/en/  

 

Kappa Tengoku [かっぱ天国]

Kappa Tengoku is closest to Hakone Yumoto station, and outfitted with a open-air bath.   The baths, made from natural rock, reside on a hill surrounded by greenery. It is simply a nice relaxing place to rest your body and mind.  

 

Address: 777 Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa [神奈川県箱根町湯本 777]  

Access: 3 min. walk from Hakone Yumoto station [箱根湯本駅]  

Tel: 0460-85-6121

Fee: Adult: 800 yen; Ages 2〜12: 400 yen

Amenities: Soap, shampoo, dryer, towel (150 yen), bath towel (1,200 yen)

Open: 10〜22:00

Closed: N/A

Url: http://www.kappa1059.co.jp  

 

Yumoto Fujiya Hotel [湯本富士屋]/Yudokoro Soun [湯処 早雲]

Conveniently located 3 min. walk away from Hakone Yumoto station. Aside from a large public bath, there is a cypress bath [檜], an open-air bath made from rock, and a low temperature sauna. Families can also rent private family baths.  

 

Address: 256-1 Yumoto, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa [神奈川県箱根町湯本256-1]  

Access: 3 min. walk from Hakone Yumoto station [箱根湯本駅]  

Tel: 0460-85-6111 Fee:Adult: 1,800 yen; Ages 6〜11: 1,000 yen; Ages 3〜5: 500 yen

Amenities: Soap, shampoo, dryer, towel, bath towel

Open: 12〜20:00

Closed: N/A

Url:http://www.yumotofujiya.jp/en/index.html  

 

Hakone Yuryo [箱根湯寮]

Guest can feel a sense of calm from the structure that was built to look like a traditional Japanese dwelling.   Beautiful views of nature from the mountain rock, open-air bath and the several other kinds of baths are available.   19 reservation only baths for private use. It is the most in the region. (The cost for reserved baths are separate to the public bath.)  

 

Address: 4 Tonosawa, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa [神奈川県箱根町塔之澤 4]  

Access: Ride the free bus from Hakone Yumoto station [箱根湯本駅] (there is a bus every 10〜15 min.) From there it is 3 min.  

Tel: 0460-85-8411 Fee: Adult: 1,400 yen; Child: 700 yen

Amenities: Soap, shampoo, dryer, towel (250 yen), bath towel (450 yen)

Open: 10〜21:00; Sat/Sun/Holidays: 10〜22:00

Closed: N/A (Maintenance days)

Url: http://www.hakoneyuryo.jp/english/  

 

Hotel Green Plaza Hakone [ホテルグリーンプラザ箱根]

Take in a the majestic view of Mt. Fuji from the open-air hot spring bath, elevated at 860 meters above sea level and located on a hill.  

 

Address: 1244-2 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Kanagawa [神奈川県箱根町仙石原 1244-2]  

Access:

-Ride the Izu-Hakone bus [伊豆箱根バス] from Hakone-Yumoto station to Ubako bus stop [姥子バス停]. It’s a 5 min. from there.  

- Ride the Odakyu Hakone Express Bus [小田急箱根高速バス] from Shinjuku station West Exit [新宿駅西口] and get off at Onsenso [温泉荘].  Approx. travel time: Approx. 2 hours.  

Tel: 0570-092-489

Fee: Adult: 1,600 yen; Child: 700 yen

Amenities: Towel, bath towel, soap, shampoo, dryer

Open: 12:00〜15:00

Closed: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

Url: http://www.hgp.co.jp/language/english/sp/index.html  

 


[caption id="attachment_13952" align="aligncenter" width="702"]Kinugawa Hot Spring Nikko Japan Photo Credit: tabijikan.jp Kinugawa Hot Spring in Nikko[/caption]

Kinugawa Onsen [鬼怒川温泉]  

Surrounded by greenery, bathers get a sensational view looking down at a valley that runs along the 70 hotels and ryokans in the area. 300 years of history, dating back to when feudal lords known as “daimyo,” and monks came to relax is ingrained here; where only the elite members of society could bathe.  Near the onsen spot is the World Heritage Site Nikko Toshogu [日光東照宮], along with several other sightseeing attractions and nature activities, such as Ryuoh Canyon [龍王峡] and Kinugawa downstream boat ride [鬼怒川のボート下り].    

 

Address: Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko-shi, Tochigi  

Access:

[From Tokyo]

Take the Tobu Isesaki Rapid train [東武伊勢崎] from either Asakusa station [浅草駅] or Kita-Senju station [北千住] and alight at Kinugawa Onsen station [鬼怒川温泉駅]. Approx. travel time: 2 hours 20 min.〜2 hours 30 min.  

There is a Limited Express on the same like that arrives once every hour. Approx. travel time: 1 hour 50 min.〜2 hours  

※From JR Shinjuku station [新宿駅] there is a direction train but there are only 4 in one day. Approx. travel time: Approx. 2 hours  

Tel: 0288-22-1525

Url: http://nikko-travel.jp/english/

 

  • Recommended Hot Springs in Kinugawa:

 

Kinugawa Koen Iwaburo [鬼怒川公園岩風呂]

Easy to access and only a 5 min. walk from the station. 2 large hot springs, one cypress and the other rock, can be enjoyed by both genders separately.  A very spacious and inviting garden hot spring is also available for your pleasure.  

 

Address: 19 Fujihara, Nikko-shi, Tochigi [栃木県日光市藤原19]  

Access: 5 min. walk from Kinugawa Koen station [鬼怒川公園]. Take the Tobu Kinugawa line [東武鬼怒川線] from Kinugawa Onsen station [鬼怒川温泉駅] and alight at Kinugawa Koen station.  

Tel: 0288-76-2683

Fee: Adult: 510 yen, Ages 6〜11: 250 yen, under 5 years old: free

Amenities: Soap, Shampoo, Dryer (100 yen), towel (300 yen), bath towel (1,000 yen) Open: 10:00〜21:00 Closed: Tuesdays (if national holiday, the following day is closed) Url: http://www.city.nikko.lg.jp.e.tj.hp.transer.com/fujihara_kankou/kankou/kinugawa/onsen/kinu_iwaburo.html  

 

Yukemuri no Sato Kashiwaya [湯けむりの里柏屋]

The hot spring has a spectacular view overlooking Kinugawa from their open-air hot spring. Heal your mind and body in the bath that is beautiful and spacious.  

 

Address: 62 Kawajionsen Takahara, Nikko-shi, Tochigi [栃木県日光市川治温泉高原62]  

Access: Take the Tobu Kinugawa line [東武鬼怒川線] from Kinugawa Onsen station [鬼怒川温泉駅] to Yagan Railways Aizu Kinugawa line [野岩鉄道会津鬼怒川線] Kawaji-Yumoto station [川治湯元]. There is a free pick up bus from there (call in advance.)  

Tel: 0288-78-0002 Fee: 1,200 yen

Amenities: Towel, bath towel, soap, shampoo, dryer

Open: 14:00〜18:00

Closed: December 30th〜January 3rd

Url: http://www.kashiwaya-kawaji.jp  

 

Kinugawa Hotel Mikazuki [きぬ川ホテル三日月]

The onsen belongs to a large-scale hotel, offering a “gold” (黄金), “silver”  (銀), and “silk” (シルク) baths. There are more than 10 baths to choose from for both men and women.   There are 3 open-air baths, 3 saunas, and 3 jacuzzis. Ridiculous.   Can’t forget about the lunch buffet serving an assortment of dishes, but only on holidays.  

 

Address: 1400 Kinugawaonsen Ohara, Nikko-shi, Tochigi [栃木県日光市鬼怒川温泉大原 1400]

Access: 3 min. walk from Kinugawa-Onsen station [鬼怒川温泉駅]

Tel: 0288-77-2611  

Fee: [Weekdays] Adult (12 years and older): 1,000 yen; Kids (ages 4〜11): 600 yen. [Weekend/Holidays/Peak Season] Adult (ages 12 and older): 1,500 yen; Kids (ages 6〜11): 1,400 yen  

Amenities: Towel, bath towel, soap, shampoo, dryer

Open: 12:00~18:00

Closed: NA

Url: http://www.mikazuki.co.jp/kinugawa/index.html  

 


[caption id="attachment_13953" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Ikaho Hot Spring Gunma Japan Photo Credit: ikaho-omori.seesaa.net Ikaho Hot Spring in Gunma Prefecture[/caption]

④ Ikaho Onsen [伊香保温泉]  

Ikaho Onsen carries a history dating back before the year 1300.   On both ends of the town’s symbol, the 365 stone steps, are gift shops, Japanese inns, game shops, and eateries lined up along the streets to give it a scenic, almost nostalgic atmosphere that’s fitting for a hot spring town. If you climb all 365 steps, not only is the view wonderful but you will have good luck with money, at least that’s what they say. The onsen uses 2 sources of hot bath water. One is often called “golden water” (ogon) that is a brown in color, and the other known as “silver water” (hakugin).    

 

Address: Ikaho, Ikahomachi, Shibukawa, Gunma [群馬県渋川市伊香保町伊香保 ]  

Access: [From Tokyo by Train] Take the Joetsu Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) [上越•北陸]  from Tokyo station [東京駅] and transfer to the JR Joetsu line at Takasaki station [高崎駅], then get off at Shibukawa station [渋川駅]. From there take the Kanetsu Kotsu bus [関越交通] to Ikaho Onsen station [伊香保温泉]. (Travel Time: Approx. 2 hours)   [From Tokyo by Bus] Take the JR Bus Joshu-Yumeguri [上州ゆめぐり号] from Shinjuku station [新宿駅] and alight at Ikaho Onsen bus stop [伊香保温泉]. ※Buses leave once every 1〜2 hours. (Total travel time: 2 hours 30 min.)  

Tel: 0279-22-2873

Url: http://www.ikaho-kankou.com/multilingual/en/onsen.html  

  • Recommended Hot Springs in Ikaho:

 

Hotel Tenbo [ホテル天坊]

5 different kinds of onsens for each of the men’s and women’s side, in the biggest hotel resort in Ikaho. Along with the open-air bath beautifully surrounded in nature is the extremely spacious bath that is built from 600 tons of rock.  

 

Address: 396-20 Ikaho, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma (Search: Hotel Tenbo Gunma) [群馬県渋川市伊香保町伊香保396-20]  

Access: 5 min. walk from Ikaho Onsen bus stop [伊香保温泉バス停]  

Tel: 0279-72-4489

Fee: Adults (12 years old and above): 1,200 yen; Kids (2 years old〜11 years old): 600 yen

Amenities: soap, shampoo, dryer, towel (210 yen), bath towel (520 yen).

Open: 11~14:00

Closed: Every Tue, Wed.

Url: http://www.tenbo.com/  

 

Ikaho Onsen Rotenburo [伊香保温泉•露天風呂]

This public facility only has an open-air bath, one for men and one for women.   The bath water comes directly from the hot spring source and therefore great quality.   The baths are surrounded by trees for you to take in nature and relax.   Showers in the washing area only use cold water. It’s a bit tough to wash your body and head in mid-winter.  

Address: 581 Ikaho, Kita Gunma-gun, Gunma (Search: 581 Ikaho) [群馬県北群馬郡伊香保町581]

 

Access: 20 min. Walk from Ikaho Onsen Bus stop [伊香保温泉バス停]  

Tel: 0279-72-2488 Fee: Adult (12 years and above): 450 yen; Kids: 200 yen

Amenities: Dryer, towel (300 yen), Bath towel (1,000 yen), no soap or shampoo.

Open: 9:00〜19:00 (Apr.〜Sep.); 10:00〜18:00

Closed: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

Url: http://www.city.shibukawa.lg.jp/kankou/ikahoonsen/ikahoonsen/p000219.html  

 

Nagomi Gokoro no Yado Omori [和心の宿オーモリ]

Conveniently located in the center of Ikaho Onsen center area. The open-air bath is on the rooftop with an amazing picturesque view of Mt. Akagi and its surroundings.   There are open-air baths you can reserve as well.   One of hot springs you can go in is Shirogane no Yu [白銀の湯].   Effects of Shirogane no Yu not only heals fatigue, but also helps your skin look more youthful, and therefore we highly recommend it for females.   If you only stop by for a day trip you can still fully enjoy the bath “Zekkei tenbo Furo” [絶景展望風呂] which is on the rooftop overlooking the grand nature of Ikaho. Revel in the splendid view of the Gunma mountains that reflect each season differently.  

 

Address: 58 Ikaho, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma  

Access: 1 min. walk from Ikaho Onsen Bus stop [伊香保温泉バス停]  

Tel: 0279-72-2611

Fee: Adults: 1,200 yen; Kids 540 yen

Amenities: Free towel, soap, dryer; bath towel: 200 yen

Open: 12:00~15:00

Closed: Wednesdays

Url: www.ikaho-omori.com/  

[caption id="attachment_13954" align="aligncenter" width="2400"]Manza Hot Spring Gunma Japan Photo Credit: manza.co.jp Manza Hot Spring in Gunma Prefecture[/caption]

⑤ Manza Onsen [万座温泉]    

Located 1,800 meters above sea level, it is one of the onsens with the highest elevation in Japan.   It is often crowded in winter with skiers and snowboarders.   Its elevation leaves you with a magnificent scenic view. During summer the night sky will entertain you with its glowing stars. The amount of sulfur in the hot springs is No.1 in Japan, great if you want beautiful skin and other positive effects.   Manza Onsen has 7 hotels scattered around, ranging in size from mid to large, and therefore has no “hot spring town.”  

 

TEL:0279-97-4000(万座温泉観光協会)

URL: http://www.manzaonsen.gr.jp/index.php  

Address: Hoshimata, Tsumagoimura, Gunma  

 

Access: [From Tokyo]

- Option 1: Take the JR Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo station [東京駅]or Ueno station[上野駅] and get off at Karuizawa station [軽井沢駅]. Then, get on the Seibu-Kogen bus [西武高原バス] and get off at Manza Bus Terminal [万座バスターミナル]. (Total travel time: about 3 hours.)  

 

- Option 2: From Ueno station [上野駅] take the JR Agatsuma line Limited Express Kusatsu [吾妻線 特急草津号] for Manza Kazawaguchi station [万座・鹿沢口駅]. Take the Seibu-Kogen bus [西武高原バス] to Manza Bus Terminal [万座バスターミナル] (Total travel time: about 3 hours 20 min.)

 

- Option 3: Take the JR Hokuriku Shinkansen [北陸新幹線] or the Joetsu Shinkansen [上越新幹線] from either Tokyo station [東京駅] or Ueno station [上野駅] and transfer at Takasaki station [高崎駅] for the JR Joetsu line [上越]. Get off at Manza Kazawaguchi station [万座・鹿沢口駅]. Ride the Seibu-Kogen bus [西武高原バス] to Manza Bus Terminal [万座バスターミナル]. (Total travel time: about 3 hours 40 min.)   ※Keep in mind, Seibu-Kogen Bus comes and goes 3~5 times a day only.  

 

  • Recommended Hot Springs in Manza:

 

Manza Hotel Juraku [万座ホテル聚楽]

From each men’s and women’s open air bath, bathers are spoiled with grand views of magnificent mountains and the white vapor rising from an ancient crater, truly splendid.  

 

Address: 2401 Hoshimata, Tsumagoi-mura, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma

Access: Approx. 5 min. by hotel car pick up from Manza Bus Terminal.

※Necessary to call the hotel upon arrival at the bus stop.  

Tel: 0279-97-3535

Fee: Adult: 1,000 yen, Kids: 500 yen

Amenities: Towel: 250 yen, bath towel: 300 yen, soap/shampoo/dryer free.

Open: 12:30~16:00 (Sun/Holidays 11:30~16:00 )

Closed: N/A

Url: http://www.hotel-juraku.co.jp/manza/

 

Manza Prince Hotel [万座プリンスホテル]

This hot spring lies within the biggest hotel in the Manza area.   6 open air baths, or “Rotenburo” [露天風呂] (1 mixed gender, 3 female only, and 2 men only), and 4 indoor hot springs (2 for men, 2 for women), are available for your pleasure.   The baths are spacious giving bathers a sense of liberation.   Komakusa no Yu [こまくさの湯] takes in a brilliant scenic landscape in particular.  

 

Address: Manza Onsen, Tsumagoi, Agatsuma District, Gunma [Search: Manza Prince Hotel]  

Access:

- [Summer Season: End of April〜End of October] 1 min. walk from Manza Prince Hotel bus stop [万座プリンスホテル] Take the Seibu-Kogen Bus [西武高原] from Manza Kazawaguchi station [まんざ・かざわぐち駅] to Manza Prince Hotel bus stop.  

  • - [Winter Season: November〜mid-April] 15 min. walk from Manza Bus Terminal [万座バスターミナル]. Take the Seibu-Kogen Bus [西武高原] from Manza Kazawaguchi station [まんざ・かざわぐち駅] to Manza Bus Terminal.  

 

Tel: 0279-97-1111

Fee: Adults: 1,200 yen   Kids: 600 yen

Amenities: Free towel, soap, dryer; bath towel: 300 yen

Open:11:00~18:00  

Closed: only on maintenance days

Url: http://www.princehotels.com/en/manza/  

 

Manza Onsen Nisshin-kan [万座温泉日進館]

Manza Onsen is a place where you can take pleasure in enjoying a variety of refined hot springs, from Gokuraku open bath [極楽湯] displaying a beautiful view of nature and sky-lit stars, to the traditional Japanese wood architecture bath Chujo no Yu [長寿の湯].  

 

Address: 2401 Manzaonsen Nisshin-kan, Hoshimata, Tsumagoi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 〒377-1528 [Search: Manza Hot Spring ]   Manza Hot Spring, Hoshimata, Tsumagoi, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture  

 

Access:

- [During the Summer term (end of April〜end of October)] - 20 min. walk from the Manza Prince Hotel bus stop [万座プリンスホテル] [From Manza Kazawaguchi station, ride the Seibu-Kogen bus  [西武高原バス] to Manza Prince Hotel [万座プリンスホテル]   

 

  • - [During the Winter term (November〜mid-April)] - A resort car is available to pick you up at the Manza Bus Terminal [万座バスターミナル]. [From Manza Kazawaguchi station, ride the Seibu-Kogen bus [西武高原バス] to Mana Bus Terminal [万座バスターミナル]]  

 

Tel: 0279-97-3131

Fee: Adults: 1,000 yen Primary school: 700 yen   Infants (3-5 years of age): 500 yen

Amenities: Free towel, soap, dryer; bath towel: 200 yen

Open: 10:00〜17:00

Closed: Maintenance days only

Url: http://www.manza.co.jp/mob/manza.php