Hotaka Onsen-kyo Area

Hotaka Onsen-kyo Area

Hotaka Onsenkyo is Azumino’s hot spring resort area located in the wooded foothills of the Japan Alps. If you are looking for a relaxing stay in the Japanese countryside, this area is an excellent choice.


You can choose from a wide variety of accommodations ranging from traditional ryokan with hot spring baths to luxurious, hilltop hotels with beautiful views to cozy cabins and pensions in the forest.


Situated in the shadow of the North Japan Alps, staying in Hotaka Onsen-kyo is an excellent choice before exploring the mountains or simply enjoying one of Central Japan’s most pleasant and relaxing rural areas.


Approximately 2 to 2.5-hours drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park

From Nagano Station, take JR Shinonoi Line to Akashina Station. You can get taxi or bus to the Hotaka Station area from there (bus runs seasonally, so be sure to check the schedule). It takes longer but you can also get to Hotaka Station directly by train via Matsumoto: Take the JR Shinonoi or Wide View Shinano to Matsumoto, then transfer to the JR Oito Line and take the train to Hotaka Station.


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