Yudanaka-Shibu Onsen towns [湯田中渋温泉郷]

Yudanaka station
Yudanaka station

Entrance of Yudanaka Onsen town
Entrance of Yudanaka Onsen town

Map around Shiga highland

Yudanaka-Shibu Onsen towns are located about 25 km east-northeast of Nagano city.

It is at the western foot of the mountains of Shiga highland and is on the way to the highland.

And Jigokudani Monkey Park known as Snow Monkey Mountain is not so far from these onsen towns.

Yamase River flows from southeast to northwest, and there are more than a dozen hotels and ryokans along the river.
The onsen town is Yudanaka Onsen.

A bathhouse in Yudanaka Onsen
A bathhouse in Yudanaka Onsen
Photo by Nagano Tourism Organization

Bathroom in a bathhouse of Yudanaka Onsen
Bathroom in a bathhouse of Yudanaka Onsen
Photo by Nagano Tourism Organization

The area of the town is about 1.2 km from east to west.
There are also nine communal bathhouses, but they are for the guests staying in Yudanaka Onsen.

Yudanaka terminal station of Nagano Dentetsu railway is at the center of the town.

Street in Shibu Onsen town
Street in Shibu Onsen town
Photo by Nagano Tourism Organization

Shibu Onsen in the evening
Shibu Onsen in the evening
Photo by Nagano Tourism Organization

There is Shibu Onsen town right to the east of Yudanaka Onsen.

The town is located along Yokoyu River which is a branch of Yamase River.

There are more than 30 wooden ryokans along a narrow stone-paved street about 700 meters long.

Also nine communal bathhouses are in this area.
Each bathhouse has a hot spring with different quality and ingredients.

Bathhouse No.3 in Shibu Onsen
Bathhouse No.3 in Shibu Onsen

Bathhouse No.9 Shibu Ooyu in Shibu Onsen
Bathhouse No.9 Shibu Ooyu in Shibu Onsen
Photo by Nagano Tourism Organization

These bathhouses are for the guests staying in Shibu onsen, so all guests can visit the bathhouse freely.
(The other visitors can use only a bathhouse [No.9 Shibu-Ooyu].)

When you visit a bathhouse, you can get a stamp of the bathhouse. If you have gotten the stamps of nine bathhouses, it is said that you will become happy.

Shibu Onsen Ryokan Association

How to get here

From Nagano to Yudanaka, by Nagano Dentetsu railway, about 50 minutes by limited express, about 1 hour and 10 to 20 minutes by local train (Probably you need change to a train on the way).

Hotels in Yudanaka-Shibu Onsen towns

Hotels in Yudanaka-Shibu Onsen towns

Other Tourist Attractions in Nagano Prefecture

Northern part

Mount Asama Karuizawa Kaikoen Bessho Onsen Sugadaira highland Zenkoji temple Obuse town Jigokudani Monkey Park Shiga highland Nozawa Onsen Lake Nojiri Mount Togakushi

Central part

Tateshina highland Kirigamine highland Lake Suwa Matsumoto Castle Azumino town Utsukushigahara

Along Northern Alps

Kamikochi Norikura highland Lake Aoki Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Hakuba village

Along Kiso Valley

Narai post station Mount Ontake Nezame-no-toko gorge Tsumago & Magome post stations

Along Ina Valley

Mount Kiso-Komagatake Takatô Castle Ruins Park Tenryukyo gorge

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