Tobira Onsen

Hot Spring in Rich Nature, once Stopped by the God

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Tobira (literary means “door”) Onsen is located in the altitude of 1,000m, at the upstream of River Susuki that runs through the valley. It is surrounded by rich nature, away from urban hustle and bustle.

The name of Tobira (Door) originated from the myth that the Ameno-Tajikarao (the God of athletic power) took a break in this area on his way while carrying a stone door.

Enjoy bathing in this legendary hot spring where the gods would visit for therapeutic treatments.

Heal your body and mind while listening to the sounds of a clean mountain stream.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Tobira Onsen is well known as a therapeutic spa that is effective on stomach diseases, insomnia, and depression.

The history of Tobira Onsen is not clearly known but it is said that people started taking bath for therapeutic treatments since early Meiji period. (1868-1912)

As such, it was relatively recent that this hot spring has become well-known.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Autonomic instability Depression Insomnia


Access by public transportation.

Access by car

Approx. 40 min driving from Matsumoto IC on Nagano Expressway

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