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Yudanaka & Shibu Onsen
  • 77 natural hot spring sources

    Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen are blessed by numerous hot spring sources which imbues the towns with the tradition and atmosphere of onsen culture

  • Tradition and comfort

    Both towns are known for their 'ryokans' (traditional guesthouses); a night in which reveals the true nature of Japanese culture

  • 1300 years of history and rich stories

    The laneways and narrow streets of Shibu Onsen retain their traditional character and atmosphere, a great place to step back in time

  • Heiwa Kannon Peace Statue

    Overlooking the towns, the region's famous Kannon statue is said to be the guardian of peace and embodies a fascinating history

  • Yudanaka Station - gateway to the region

    The nearest station to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park is serviced by scenic rail line running from JR Nagano Station

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Yudanaka & Shibu Onsen

Located near the base of Shiga Kogen, both Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen are famous of their abundance of 'onsens' (natural hot springs). Discovered more than one thousand years ago, the water is said to hold powerful healing properties and specif medicinal benefits. As a result, Japanese have been coming to the towns for centuries - including injured samurai during warring periods - to recuperate and relax in the ancient waters.JR Yudanaka Station is the nearest to the Snow Monkey Park and Shiga Kogen ski fields. As such, it is the gateway to the region and a great place to base yourself. The towns are home to numerous 'ryokans' (traditional guesthouses) which are often family-run and a glimpse of traditional, rural Japan. Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen are a great destination for visitors wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the cities and enjoy the ambiance of a traditional hot spring town.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Kita-Shiga Kogen Ski Resorts

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  • How to Get to Yudanaka & Shibu Onsen

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TOURS

  • [START FROM NAGANO CITY] Private Snow Monkey Tour

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  • 2-Day Snow Monkeys, Luxury Ryokan, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour

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  • [NOV 23 ONLY] 1-Day Tour: Ebisu-ko Fireworks Festival & Snow Monkeys

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  • 1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun In Shiga Kogen

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  • [Spring Only] 1-Day Tour: Snow Monkeys & Cherry Blossoms In Nagano

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ACTIVITY

HOTELS

RESTAURANTS

EVENT

  • Yudanaka Summer Festival

    July 27 2019 - Aug 18 2019

  • Shibu Onsen Summer Festival

    From early August to mid-August

  • Kanbayashi Onsen Sendayaki (Fire Festival)

    February 4

  • Mizubasho Festival At MT.Ryuoo

    Late May to early June

  • Yamanouchi's Firework Festival

    Second Sunday of October

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