When you’re visiting Japan you can’t miss the hot springs/Onsen – a magical, cultural and natural experience from which you emerge feeling revitalized, re-energized, and most importantly, relaxed. When I visited Ueda, I was lucky enough to take a trip to the public hot springs– I was told it was a must-do while I was in the area. It was a wonderfully calming experience, and so nice to unwind from the stresses of travel. I highly recommend it for those seeking relaxation and another unique aspect of Japanese culture.Emily <New Zealand>

Bessho Onsen

別所温泉

Soak in 1400 years of history

The oldest hot spring resort in Nagano Prefecture provides smooth hot spring water, known as the “Water of Beauty”.

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Day Visitor Bathing in Bessho Onsen

Oyu

大湯

Hours 6:00 - 22:00
Closed 1st and 3rd Wednesday
Admission ¥150

Ishiyu

石湯

Hours 6:00 - 22:00
Closed 2nd and 4th Wednesday
Admission ¥150

Taishiyu

大師湯

Hours 6:00 - 22:00
Closed 1st and 3rd Thursday
Admission ¥150

Aisomenoyu

あいそめの湯

Hours 10:00 - 22:00
Closed 2nd and 4th Monday
Admission ¥500 (Adults), ¥250 (ages 6 to 14)

Nanakuri Foot-bath

足湯 ななくり

Hours Mar - Oct 6:00 - 21:00 / Nov - Feb 9:00 - 18:00
Closed Open 7 days a week
Admission Free

Taishi-Yakushinoyu Foot-bath

足湯 大師薬師の湯

Hours 6:00 - 21:00
Closed Closed for the winter (Dec - Mar)
Admission Free

 

Kakeyu Onsen

鹿教湯温泉

Visit a 1200-year-old Therapeutic Hot Spring

You can enjoy recuperative hot spring water and the beautiful surrounding nature in all four seasons.

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Day Visitor Bathing in Kakeyu Onsen

Monjunoyu

文殊の湯

Hours 9:00 - 21:00
Closed Open 7 days a week
Admission ¥300

Kurhaus Kakeyu (bathing suits required)

クアハウスかけゆ

Hours 10:00 - 20:00
Closed 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Admission ¥700, Foot-bath for free

 

Reisenji Onsen

霊泉寺温泉

Kakeyu Hot Spring is located in a secluded spot, surrunded by mountains.

From ancient times, legend has it that even famous samurai came to this hidden hot spring to recover from their wounds.


Official Site (Japanese)

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 60 min by Chikuma Bus

Day Visitor Bathing in Reisenji Onsen

Public bath

共同浴場

Hours 7:00 - 21:00
Closed Open 7 days a week
Admission ¥200

 

Kakuma Onsen

角間温泉

The ninja Sarutobi Sasuke, employed by the Sanada clan, is said to have trained at this secret hot springs deep in the Kakuma gorge.

Access from Ueda Sta

  • Get off at the "Sanada" bus stop (30 min). 20 min by courtesy bus (reservations required)

Muroga Onsen Sasaranoyu (day visitor bathing)

室賀温泉ささらの湯

A natural hot spring in a natural setting.

Complete with an outdoor pool, sauna, and other facilities.

Hours 5:00 - 8:00 / 10:00 - 21:00
Closed 2nd and 4th Thursday
Admission ¥500 (morning bath ¥300)

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 30 min by Chikuma Bus to the “Muroga Onsen” bus stop