Kanaguya is an historical 250+ year old ryokan found on a narrow main street of Shibu Onsen, Nagano.

There are a total of 9 baths in the inn; 5 which are private (you can enter and lock the door and have it all to yourself) and 4 that are communal baths. One inside bath for men and one for women and 2 outdoor communal baths. Kanaguya’s hot spring water comes from 4 different sources from the mountains surrounding the inn.

Outside along the narrow street are 9 more communal hot spring baths to explore. Just don your yukata (summer kimono) and Japanese sandals, take the key from your room and the little towel you are provided from Kanaguya for the baths, and you’ll be ready to explore the historical surroundings and take in the wonderfully charming atmosphere of Shibu Onsen!

Deemed a National Cultural Asset in 2003, you will be welcomed in the tradition and warmth of ancient Japan and our home.




Check in 15:00~ / Check out ~10:00

10 mins drive from Yudanaka Station

From Yudanaka Station: Take that Nagaden bus that goes by Shibu Onsen and get off a bus stop of the town. Walk to the main street and you'll see Kanaguya in the middle.

2202 Shibuonsen Hirao Yamanouchi-machi Shimotakai-gun