Another of Gunma Prefectures famous four hot spring towns – along with Kusatsu, Shima and Ikaho – Minakami Onsen is home to some equally famous bathhouses and a variety of excellent accommodation. Nestled in a beautiful pocket of Gunma, Minakami Onsen offers escape and relaxation, with over a dozen natural hot spring sources heading the towns many guesthouses and day spas.
Accommodation ranges from large hotels to family-run ryokan, catering to all tastes and needs. Most accommodation reserve their hot springs for the exclusive use of guests however, much like Kusatsu, some do allow use by day-visitors for between JPY500 to JPY1500.
Information regarding accommodation in and around Minakami can be found through our ‘Minakami Onsen Area’ hotel page.
Approx. 2.5 hours drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park
From the park there is no easy or convenient public transport option to reach Minakami Onsen. The best/most direct option is to drive, taking approximately 2.5 hours