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Shima Onsen Area

Shima Onsen Area

Known as the ‘Forty Thousand Hot Spring’ town, Shima Onsen’s name more than hints at its numerous onsen sources and abundant thermal water. Indeed, the town boasts around forty separate hot spring sources heading the many hotels and guesthouses spread through the heavily forested valley.

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Shima Onsen is less-developed than some other hot spring towns and its lay-out, spread along the river allows for scenic and relaxing walks through the forest. Autumn is particularly beautiful as the turning leaves colour the landscape red, gold, amber and brown.

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Approx. 2.5 to 3 hours drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park

Nakanojo Station is the nearest train station to Shima Onsen. Nakanojo can be reached using the Limited Express Kusatsu service from Takasaki Station - a stop on both the Hokuriku and Joetsu Shinkansen lines running from Tokyo - and once at Nakonojo, local bus services run to Shima Onsen, taking around 50-minutes

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