Yunishigawa Onsen 湯西川温泉 

The Onsen in a mountain village is said to be a place behind a legend of Heike warriors

The Onsen in a mountain village is said to be a place behind a legend of Heike warriors
The Onsen in a mountain village is said to be a place behind a legend of Heike warriors
The Onsen in a mountain village is said to be a place behind a legend of Heike warriors
The Onsen in a mountain village is said to be a place behind a legend of Heike warriors
The Onsen in a mountain village is said to be a place behind a legend of Heike warriors
Legend has it that Samurai refugees found these spring waters and settled down in the village to heal their wounds. Today a row of inns and local houses are located along the valley. In addition to the abundant hot spring water, you can also enjoy seasonal local cuisine served around a fireplace (irori), including simply grilled wild ingredients such as freshwater fish, Sansai (wild vegetables), venison, bear and other delicacies. Miso paste grilled on a spatula is also a local specialty. If you visit here in the winter, do not miss the fantastic “Yunishigawa-onsen KAMAKURA Snow House Festival” from late January to early March. About 800 small snow houses are illuminated from inside candles.
  • The Onsen in a mountain village is said to be a place behind a legend of Heike warriors
  • The Onsen in a mountain village is said to be a place behind a legend of Heike warriors
  • The Onsen in a mountain village is said to be a place behind a legend of Heike warriors
  • The Onsen in a mountain village is said to be a place behind a legend of Heike warriors
  • The Onsen in a mountain village is said to be a place behind a legend of Heike warriors

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Basic Information

Address Yunshigawa, Nikko-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-22-1525 (Nikko City Tourism Association)
Website https://www.visitnikko.jp/en/discover/hot-springs/
DirectionsBy rail and bus: approx.20-minute bus ride (Nikko Kotsu dial bus) from “Yunishigawa Onsen” station (Yagan Railway, Aizu Kinugawa line) to the last stop “Yunishigawa Onsen”
By car: approx. 70-minute drive from Imaichi IC on the Nikko Utsunomiya road