What is a Ryokan? Ryokans are the best way to experience Japanese culture and enjoy the true comforts of Japanese hospitality and service.
Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are an intimate part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 "onsen" ,or hot springs, in Japan. Many can be found at the ryokans available on Japanese Guest Houses.
Okuhida Onsengo is famous for its hot springs, and especially so for its rotemburo (outdoor baths) with views of the surrounding Northern Japan Alps. Five onsen towns have developed along Okuhida's valleys, each with its own unique character and hot spring water, as they are fed from different hot spring sources.
The towns offer a variety of baths, many of which have both segregated and mixed gender bathing, best enjoyed by staying overnight at a ryokan with hot spring baths. Public bath houses and several ryokan also open their baths to non-staying guests during daytime for typically 500 to 2000 yen. Below is an introduction of each town and a short selection of recommended baths open to the public. For more information about Okuhida Onsengo please see our travel content partner Japan-Guide.
Welcome to Nakamurakan. This Modern Ryokan has 43 Japanese-style rooms, and most of them have their own bath and toilet. There are both shared indoor and outdoor hot spring baths for women and men (same gender only). Fresh, seasonal cuisine is served throughout the year at Nakamurakan. Dinner and breakfast are served in the dining area, although dinner can also be served in the privacy of your own room if requested. Check in time is after 15:00 and check out time is before 10:00 am. Parki...
Welcome to Motoyu Magokuro. This ryokan is located in Fukuji Onsen. There are 24 Japanese-style rooms in this traditional wooden hot spring ryokan, and most rooms have their own private bath and toilet. Shared indoor and outdoor hot spring baths are available. The women’s and men’s indoor hot spring baths hold up to 20 bathers, and they are open 24 hours a day. There are outdoor hot spring rock baths for both women and men, and they hold up to 25 to 30 bathers each. The outdoor hot sp...
Welcome to Yumoto Choza. This ryokan is located in Fukuji Onsen. This high class, has 32 Japanese-style rooms and 17 of the rooms even have their own Japanese irori (Japanese-style hearth). The special rooms at Yumoto Choza have their own Japanese cypress baths as well (however, no hot spring water is available). Inside Yumoto Choza there is a small art gallery and a beautiful lobby with traditional Japanese woodwork. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths available to both women a...
Welcome to Shinzansou. This ryokan surrounded by mountains between Takayama and Matsumoto, on the river banks provides a very nice onsen experience. Shinzansou is an inn that serves as a base for climbing throughout the four seasons to heal the fatigue of the day of climbers so they will have the energy to fight on the next day. There are 8 rooms at Shinzansou. Take a moment here for a deep breath; enjoy mother nature.
Welcome to Ryokan Gizan. There are 20 rooms at Ryokan Gizan. This ryokan features relaxing natural hot springs in a peaceful setting. Fresh multi-course meals and Japanese-style rooms with futon bedding are featured. Rooms at Gizan Ryokan have tatami floors and include a full private bathroom. Each includes a refrigerator and electric kettle. Free in-room Wi-Fi is provided. The hot spring baths at Ryokan Gizan draw water from the Shin Hirayu hot spring, known to relieve fatigue and joint ...
Hyogo-ken Chijitoroku Ryokogyo 3-609
(Hyogo Prefecture Travel Agent License Number 3-609)
10-5-401-1-(2) Sakae-machi, Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo-ken Japan
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