Shibu Onsen, located in Nagano Prefecture in the Honshu mainland of Japan, is a hot spring resort that has a history as long as 1,300 years. Cobblestone lanes are surrounded by traditional wooden ryokan (Japanese inns), which makes this quaint old town attractive to many visitors. You will feel the atmosphere of a Japanese onsen village while strolling on these streets in your yukata (light cotton kimono).

Various attractions: Tour of the public baths, Jigokudani Yaen-koen

Jigokudani Yaen-koen One of the pleasures in Shibu Onsen is visiting its nine public baths. Try these public baths with different sources and medical effects. You can walk from Shibu Onsen to Jigokudani Yaen-koen (Monkey Park) where you can see wild monkeys bathing in hot springs.

About 2 hours and 30 minutes from Tokyo to Shibu Onsen

Access Take a Nagano Shinkansen train from Tokyo Station to Nagano Station. From Nagano Station, it is convenient to take a limited express of Nagano Electric Railway to get to Shibu Onsen.


Accommodations Since the origins of Shibu Onsen some 1,300 years ago, many wooden buildings have undergone repeated extensions and alterations, which has resulted in their complex structures. Find a hotel to your liking that suits your own tastes and style.

Wi-Fi Service

Wi-Fi is free for guest use at all the ryokan and some shops in the hot springs town.

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