Ikuji Onsen

A spa related to the war hero, Kenshin Uesugi, which warms the body very well

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

There is a small spa village facing the Sea of Japan in Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture, where there is only one inn. This is Ikuji Onsen.
It is located at the area of alluvial fan of Kurobe River, that the melted snow water from Mt. Tateyama, one of the famous mountains of the Northern Alps, is flowing in.
The pure water wells up at more than 400 points in and around this village, and was designed as one of the “Selected 100 Exquisite and Well-conserved Waters of Japan” by the Ministry of the Environment.
This area is the center of water sports, and the inn is surrounded by a park with an area of 16500 ㎡. Here, you can enjoy the elegance of each season, which the exquisite water brings about.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Ikuji Onsen was opened about 400 years ago, in Sengoku Period. The legend says that one day Kenshin Uesugi, a famous war hero, had a dream of a sacred spring and found out this spring and its therapeutic effect on his chronic disease.
There still remains a pine tree, which is considered to be planted by him then. It is a chloride spring, and has effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, female disorders and skin diseases.
The water is salty, and it is loved by people for its effect of warming the body.
  • Spring Qualities

    Chloride hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Coldness Peripheral circulation disorder Depression Cuts Skin dryness


Access by public transportation.

About 10-minute taxi ride from Ikuji station

Access by car

About 10-minute drive from Kurobe Interchange

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