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SHIMAHot Spring that warms
and relaxes

Shima onsen is located at the upper stream of the Shima river and is surrounded by mountains . It’s counted as one of the best three Onsen in the Gunma area along with Kusatu and Ikaho. It has been famous for the legend for healing 40.0000 (yon man=shima) illness since the Kamakura period. It is located at Joshinetsu-kogen National park 700 meters above sea level, and many people come to visit for its beautiful nature. In 1954, it was designated as the first People’s Recreation Spa. Streets in this area are lined with Japanese style inns with a relaxed traditional atmosphere as well as contemporary hotels. It has a rich quantity of water containing sodium, calcium, chloride and sulfate springs. The temperature is between 25 to 80 degree celsius. And it’s suitable for drinking too!SHIMA

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ONSEN

Hot spring that has been providing comfort since ancient time.

Shima Onsen was designated as the first to acquire the “national designation of a hot spring health resort” in Japan. With 42 wellsprings, the hot spring area is known for having an great amount of hot spring water. Shima Onsen was established in 989. Since then, it has been used by uncounted visitors, many of whom have visited through their family generations . Immerse yourself in the extraordinary hot spring. The abundance of hot spring water that can soothe all who visits.

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STAY

Stay overnight at Shima Onsen

There are 35 Japanese-style inns that has hot spring in Shima Onsen. And 24 of the hot springs could be reserved for your own private relaxing time.Come and visit Shima Onsen relax in the baths, enjoy delicious foods, and get a good night’s sleep to freshen your body.

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CUISINE

Enjoy the unique cuisine only at Shima

There are many restaurants in Shima Onsen. However, you won’t find any major food chains here. Instead, you can taste unique meals from local restaurants. Delicious local ingredients and meals prepared with the craftsmanship of each facility will surely satisfy you.

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ATTRACTION

Hands-on experiences

There are plenty of things to enjoy in the nature of Shima Onsen. For example, you can go canoeing on the blue waters of the lake, or canoeing on the crystal clear river and waterfalls. Other hands-on experiences are making a wooden toy and a pottery dish of your liking, using the gifts of nature. Enjoy your stay at Shima Onsen.

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EXPERIENCES

The nature that changes with season

Enjoy the magnificent blue water of Lake Okushima and the nature of the national park. In this hot spring area of rich nature, you will encounter all the animals and colors of the four seasons. Shima Onsen has a clear stream and Lake Okushima, and it has a vibrant blue color that has never been seen before. Nearby are must-see sights such as spring cherry blossoms and autumn leaves! Shima Onsen has many waterfalls surrounded by nature. One way to enjoy the area is to take a stroll after a leisurely bath in the hot spring.

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EVENTS

Yudate Shinji

An annual event on a cold day held at the Gomuso-no-Yu hot spring originated from Shima Onsen. After boiling hot springs in a cauldron and performing a celebration, we appreciate the blessings of the hot springs by sprinkling the hot springs in the hot springs and praying for the good health of the people.“Fukumanju throwing” with prizes and “Mochi(rice cake) pounding event” are also popular after the ritual.

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ONSEN

  • Yumoto Shimankan

  • Sekizenkan Honkan

  • Mikiya Ryokan

  • Ayameyaryokan

  • KanouyaRyokan

  • Shiraiwakan

  • Kashiwaya Ryokan

  • Kokuminsyukusya Shimayuzurihasō

  • Hinatamikan

  • ShimaYamaguchikan

  • YuzurihaAsiyuInsenzyo

  • Tsubataya Ryokan

  • Tokiwasurenoyado Yoshimoto

  • Zizakenoyado Nakamuraya

  • Seiryu no Yu

  • Harukitei Nakazawaryokan

  • Mikuen

  • HinatamiYakusinoAshiyu

  • Onsengranping Shimablue

  • Itōenhotel Shima

  • Minsyku Yamano Ryokan

  • Keiseinoyado Izumiya

  • Onsenzanmainoyado Shimatamura

  • Kaminoyu

  • Simaonsen Toshimaya

  • Shikinoyado Ichigekan

  • Hatsushiro Ryokan

  • ShionoyuInsenzyo

  • Kurenairyokan

  • ShimagroundHotel

  • KotobukiyaRyokan

  • Kamatsuteisekizen・Sansou

  • Yumoto Chōseikan

  • Yunoyado Yamabato

  • Tyūseikan

  • KomusōnoYu

  • YamagutiKawaotonoAshiyu

  • Shikanozoki Kisekinoyu Tsuruya

  • Kawaranoyu

  • Karasawaya Ryokan

WHERE IS
NAKANOJO?

The town of Nakanojo is located in the northwestern part of Gunma Prefecture (群馬県). It is accessible from Tokyo in about 2 hours. Enjoy the beautiful nature of Japan away from the city.

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NAKANOJO - MACHIACEESS

BY TRAIN

    • Haneda Airport
      • 13-20min
        Keikyu Line
        Platform No.2
      • Shinagawa
        Sta.
      • 6min
        JR Yamanote Line
        Platform No.1
      • 19min
        Tokyo Monorail
        Platform No.2
      • Hamamatsucho
        Sta.
      • 11min
        JR Yamanote Line
        Platform No.2
    • Tokyo Sta.
    • 53min
      JR Shinkansen
      Hakutaka
    • Takasaki Sta.
    • 55min
      Agatsuma Line
      Platform No.2
JR Nakanojo Sta.
      • 40min
        Kanetsu Kotsu
        Bus To Shima Onsen
         
      • 35min
        Taxi
        Asaoka Kanko
        (TEL:0279 - 75 - 2321)
Shima Onsen

BY HIGHWAY BUS

    • Haneda Airport
    • 30-45min
      Bus Terminal
      Platform No.1/No.32
    • Tokyo Sta.
      Yaseu Street
    • 210min
      Shima Onsen
      Bus
Shima Onsen

BY TRAIN

    • Shinjuku Sta.
    • 60min
      Shonanshinjuku Line
      Platform No.2
    • Takasaki Sta.
    • 55min
      Agatsuma Line
      Platform No.2
JR Nakanojo Sta.
      • 40min
        Kanetsu Kotsu
        Bus To Shima Onsen
         
      • 35min
        Taxi
        Asaoka Kanko
        (TEL:0279 - 75 - 2321)
Shima Onsen

BY HIGHWAY BUS

    • Shinjuku Expressway
      Bus Terminal
    • 186min
      Joshu Yumeguri
      Platform No.7
JR Nakanojo Sta.
      • 40min
        Kanetsu Kotsu
        Bus To Shima Onsen
         
      • 35min
        Taxi
        Asaoka Kanko
        (TEL:0279 - 75 - 2321)
Shima Onsen

BY TRAIN

    • Tokyo Sta.
    • 11min
      JR Shinkansen
      Hakutaka
    • Takasaki Sta.
    • 55min
      Agatsuma Line
      Platform No.2
JR Nakanojo Sta.
      • 40min
        Kanetsu Kotsu
        Bus To Shima Onsen
         
      • 35min
        Taxi
        Asaoka Kanko
        (TEL:0279 - 75 - 2321)
Shima Onsen

BY HIGHWAY BUS

    • Tokyo Sta.
      Yaseu Street
    • 210min
      Shima Onsen
      Bus
Shima Onsen