5 must-visit onsens in Gunma

Onsen after skiing has become ESSENTIAL in Japan.
It’s not only snow sports that you can enjoy in Gunma. There’re plenty of amazing experiences waiting to be discovered, waist-deep snow, beautiful landscapes, relaxing hot spring baths. This may sound like a dream but it’s real, it’s the benefit of spending your winter holidays in the most famous Onsen destination in Japan, Gunma. Where everyone whether you’re skiers, boarders, or non-skiers can have fun.

If you are new to skiing in Japan or want to cross Gunma off your bucket list, please allow us to introduce you to a perfect Après skiing activity, Onsen.

You can find onsen all over Japan, each is different and unique such as healing qualities, quality of water, colors, and many more… But there’s no place like Gunma, it’s the home to many popular onsen villages. Let’s check out at 5 most popular onsens in Gunma we have specially selected for you.

Kusatsu Onsen Village

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The most popular onsen village produces the largest high-quality hot spring water in Japan. It attracts tourists from around the world. The onsen claims to have healing assets that can cure every sickness but heartache. 

Try it for yourselves by soaking in onsen water and get into a truly traditional Japanese experience by visiting the town’s public baths or ryokans.

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Nearby accommodations: Kusatsu Onsen Hotel Village, Kirishimaya Ryokan, Palcall Tsumagoi Resort Hotel

Shima Onsen

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Shima Onsen or “Forty-Thousand Onsen” in English refers to the claimed cures for 40,000 illnesses. The town is filled with separate public baths, ryokans, foot baths, and onsen drinking fountains but it manages to maintain the richness of the traditional atmosphere. It is nestled in the northwest mountains of Gunma, surrounded by charming scenery of mountains, waterfall, reservoir lake, and river.

Getting there from Palcall: https://goo.gl/maps/qK5wPjoChwXQ6kki6
Nearby accommodations: Shima Grand Hotel, Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan, Shima Tamura

Ikaho Onsen

Shima Onsen or “Forty-Thousand Onsen” in English refers to the claimed cures for 40,000 illnesses. The town is filled with separate public baths, ryokans, foot baths, and onsen drinking fountains but it manages to maintain the richness of the traditional atmosphere. It is nestled in the northwest mountains of Gunma, surrounded by charming scenery of mountains, waterfall, reservoir lake, and river.

Getting there from Palcall: https://goo.gl/maps/JqTKBbEqBpdc1Cqj7
Nearby accommodations: Moriaki Ryokan, Oyado Tamaki, Ikaho OnsenFukuichi

Manza Onsen

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Hidden away, One of Japan’s highest onsen villages at 1800m is famous for its quiet atmosphere that attracts many travelers who seek a private escape. The water quality is rich with sulfuric odor and has milky white color, a favorite spot for getaway trips in all seasons.

Getting there from Palcall: https://goo.gl/maps/qW82o2ienmmKTwg4A
Nearby accommodations: SManza Prince Hotel, Palcall Tsumagoi Resort Hotel, Manzatei Hotel

Minakami Onsen

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This famous onsen village is located deep in the heart of the mother of nature on the Tone river where you can enjoy all sorts of beautiful sights while soaking in the healing water. The village is largely developed into tourist spots and features many traditional Japanese activities, such as making soba noodles, Japanese handicrafts, and much more for travelers to enjoy.

Getting there from Palcall: https://goo.gl/maps/2Vv9r4rrwnJ6WJhx6
Nearby accommodations: Minakamikogen Hotel 200, Takaragawa Onsen Osenkaku , Minakami Hotel Juraku

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