Ryokan Hanabun

Myoko Kogen Hot Spring Village

Myoko Shichigosan Hot Spring

The seven hot springs (Akakura, Shin-Akakura, Ikenotaira, Myoko, Suginosawa, Seki, and Tsubame) at the foot of Mt.Myoko source there water from deep with in the mountain. Akakura Onsen and Shin-Akakura Onsen use the same Kita Jigokudani as their source, and Myoko Onsen and Ikenotaira Onsen use the Minami Jigokudani as their source. There are five sources of hot spring in total allowing you to enjoy five different spring qualities and effects. The color of the hot springs is also unique. In addition to the transparent hot springs, you can experience three different colors: the milky white Tsubame hot springs, the reddish brown Seki hot springs, and the black colored Ikenotaira hot springs.
In addition to day-trip bathing facilities, there are inns where you can stop by and take a bath. The famous outdoor Tsubame Onsen baths are also free to use.

Public Baths

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Taki no yu
Akakura
10:00~16:00 A 500円
C 350円
Outdoor only
Closed in winter
Ooyu
Myoko Onsen
13:00~19:30
closed Tuesday
A 400円
C 200円
Fureai Kaikan
Ikenotaira
8:30~21:00
closed Thursday
A 450円
C 250円
Alpen Blick Spa 9:00~22:00
closed Tuesday
800円 Outdoor bath
Naena no yu
Suginosawa
11:00~19:00
closed Wednesday
A 500円
C 300円

Akakura Onsen

Located at an altitude of about 800m, Akakura Onsen is the largest hot spring resort in the Myoko Kogen hot spring area. The hot water of Akakura Onsen is a renowned and famous hot spring that combines two types of hot spring water. It has an established reputation for its quality and healing properties. Akakura Onsen was opened in 1816 by Sakakibara, the feudal lord of the Takada domain.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Hotel Taiko 11:30~21:00 A 1,100円
C 880円
Outdoor bath (closed weekdays)
Wakui Hotel 15:00~20:00 A 600円
C 350円
Akakura Hotel 9:00~21:00 A 1000円
C 500円
Outdoor bath
Kogakuro 15:00~19:00 A 800円
C 400円
Outdoor bath, closed in winter
Taizan 13:00~21:00 A 600円
C 400円
Outdoor bath, closed in winter
Park Hotel 15:00~18:00 A 500円
C 300円

Tsubame Onsen

At an altitude of about 1,100m, Tsubame Onsen is located at the highest point in the Myoko Kogen hot spring village. It is said that the Tsubame Onsen was named after a flock of rock swallows that once flew about. Full-scale development began in the 8th year of the Meiji era, but it is said to have been discovered by Kobo Daishi. A hot spring for beautiful skin (Triple Bijin-yu) it contains three minerals that have skin-beautifying effects. It is also said to be the hidden hot spring of Kenshin Uesugi. It is characterized by “white Yuka” its milky white waters. The free open-air baths “Ougon-no-Yu (separate for men and women)” and “Kawara-no-Yu (mixed bathing)” are popular hidden hot spring spots. Many climbers use it on their way back from climbing Myoko.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Hotel Hanabun 11:00~18:00 A 500円
C 300円
Female only outdoor bath
Hotel Iwatoya 12:00~21:00 A 700円
C 500円
Outdoor bath
Ougon no Yu always open free Outdoor bath, closed in winter
Kawara no Yu CLOSED free Outdoor bath, closed in winter

Seki Onsen

Seki Onsen opened in 1729 and is the oldest of all hot springs in Myoko. The traditional village area still carries the atmosphere of past times. The area is popular in winter as the small Seki Onsen ski resort is famous for its deep powder snows. The reddish water gets its colour from the high iron content in the water. The iron has a heating effect on the body which is particularly pleasant in winter months. The outdoor baths of the hotels are closed in winter.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Asahiya 9:00~17:00 A 500円
C 300円
Outdoor bath
Nakamuraya 9:00~17:00 A 500円
C 200円
Outdoor bath

Shin Akakura

Shin-Akakura Onsen uses the same hot water source as Akakura Onsen. The mineral rich waters are great for the skin and contain other healing properties.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Akakura Yours Inn reservation required A 500円
C 350円

Myoko Onsen

Myoko Onsen is just 15 minutes on foot or 3 minutes by car from Myokokogen Station. This hot spring area shares its source with Ikenotaira Onsen and provides a soft and gentle water that is great for the skin.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Kofukan 12:00~20:00 A 700円
C 500円
Outdoor bath, closed in winter
Ooyu 13:00~19:30
closed Tuesday
A 400円
C 200円

Ikenotaira Onsen

Ikenotaira shares its source with Myoko onsen area. Landmarks hot springs have a black coloured water. This comes from the heavy mineral content that floats in the clear waters. Landmark is open 24hrs during the winter season and also offers an internet cafe area, pool tables, table tennis and other amusements. You pay per hour for free use of all the facilities. The brand new Lime Resort Myoko have also opened their beautiful new baths to the public. They have a variety of different indoor baths as well as an outdoor bath. Fureai Kaikan is run by Myoko City as a public bath and is located down the hill from Landmark and the ski resort.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Alpen Blick Spa 9:00~22:00
Closed Tuesday
800円 Outdoor bath
Lime Resort Myoko 15:00~21:00 A 1000円
C 500円
Outdoor bath
towel rental available
Fureai Kaikan 8:30~21:00
Closed Thursday
A 450円
C 250円
Hotel Alpen Blick 12:00~19:00 A 700円
C 500円
Outdoor bath

Suginosawa Onsen

Suginosawa is the newest hot spring area in Myoko. The clear mineral rich waters offer great benefits to the skin. The hot spring in Suginosawa is a public bath called Naena no yu which is available to all. It is closed on Wednesday but during the winter season it is open everyday.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Naena no yu 11:00~19:00
closed Wednesday
A 500円
C 300円

Other places to visit
Setsugekka train

SETSUGEKKA RESORT TRAIN

The Setsugekka is a luxurious resort train with large panoramic windows that travels from the mountainous area of Myoko to Itoigawa on the coast of Japan.

Ryotei Ukiyo

Ryotei Ukiyo

Ryotei Ukiyo is a traditional high-class Japanese restaurant that represents the region’s food culture.

Jigokudani monkey park

Jigokudani Monkey Park

The world famous Jigokudani Monkey Park is situated in Yamanouchi Town in Nagano Prefecture and is a must-see location during the winter months.

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