RYOKANS providing rooms with private open-air baths
Book Rekishi-no-Yado Kanaguya in Shibu Onsen (Nagano)―― Uniquely designed, authentic building has been featured in various media as well as serving as a perfect shooting location. With five types of private-use hot spring baths. Hot spring resort adjacent to Jigokudani Yaen-koen known for snow monkeys.
Access: One hour 30 minute by JR Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Nagano Station, then 45 minute by Nagano Electric Railway to Yudanaka Station and 6-min shuttle bus ride from there (Advance booking required)
Private Onsens (For couples, families, tattoo wearers)
(1) Rooms with indoor hot spring baths available: 7 rooms
(2) Rental hot spring baths for private use (outside guest rooms): 5 baths
Spring quality/qualities (Please refer to this page for the health merits)
Chloride spring, Sulfate spring, Sulfur spring
A traditional wooden Japanese inn that stands four stories tall. Particularly unique design among other Japanese architecture. Two of the buildings are designated as tangible cultural properties.
Appearance in famous works
Uniquely designed, authentic building has been featured in various media as well as serving as a perfect shooting location. The location said to be the model for Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film, “Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away)”.
Tourist spots nearby
Jigokudani Yaen-koen (Snow Monkeys Park), Shiga Kogen (Shiga Highlands), Shiga Kusatsu Kogen Route (Route 292, Area closed for winter)
Top hot spring resort – Shibu Onsen
Hot spring resort adjacent to Jigokudani Yaen-koen known for snow monkeys. Enjoy strolling along creeks and roads, lined with historical buildings.
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*Smoking is prohibited in all rooms