Kamikochi Onsen

An inn with free-flowing hot spring where you can enjoy Kamikochi

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Kamikochi Onsen is a hot spring located in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture. It has two inns by limpid Azusa River and commands a view of Hodaka mountain range.
This hot spring water has been gushing out for about 180 years since Bunsei Era of Edo Period, and its heat source is Mt. Yake. In the latter part of Edo Period, a bath house was constructed, it has been used by a lot of people since then.
It is also well-known as a summer resort, and many writers and artists such as Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Bokusui Wakayama, Mokichi Saito and Kotaro Takamura loved this picturesque land.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Kamikochi Onsen, which was opened about 180 years ago in Bunsei Era in the latter part of Edo Period, has 5 spring sources, whose temperatures are about 45 degrees. So you can enjoy the running hot spring water directly from the sources, which can be used without being diluted with cold water or being heated.
The spring quality is simple spring. The colorless, transparent water is smooth, mild and silky to the touch. It is said that the water has effects not only on arthralgia and muscle pain but also on gastrointestinal diseases and so on.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy

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Access by public transportation.

About 70-minute bus ride from Shinshimashima station

Access by car

About 50-minute drive from Matsumoto Interchange

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