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四万たむら Shima Tamura

casual Ryokan/Inn
Shima Tamura / Gunma Shima・Azuma・Kawarayu 188


Shima Tamura's history goes all the way back to the Muromachi period. 
This inn has stood by for hundreds of years alongside the famous hot spring that has continued to flow. 

In the past this long-established inn was the inn of choice for famous people
 such as Kotaro Takamura (Japanese poet), Mokichi Saito, (Japanese poet), and Yugure Maeda (Japanese author). 

It has long been told that the Shima Onsen can cure ailments and many have come over the years to seek healing. It is said that the folks who came together spent their time harmoniously, with each other and with nature. It is in such a place that Shima Tamura sits and we are proud to continue the tradition of delivering the omotenashi hospitality of the healing hot springs. 

And it is at Shima Tamura that one is able to experience what has been named the most authentic onsen in the nation. Everyday 1600 liters of fresh spring water are brought in through 7 fountainheads to provide our guests with the ultimate onsen experience. 

From the large windows in the guests rooms, you can gaze out at the beautiful mountains. The Japanese style rooms provide a perfect atmosphere to relax in. 

Our authentic kaiseki style cuisine will be a feast for your eyes as well as your mouth. The menu changes on a monthly basis and sets you on a journey of seasonal flavors. 

Come join us at Shima Tamura where you can experience the history of Gunma, frolic with the surrounding nature, and be treated with warm omotenashi hospitality.       
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Relux grade


Accommodations that have achieved high customer satisfaction and that can be enjoyed casually.

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Other Facilities3.7/5

Mr./Ms. J.A(30)

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Premium Mokuyo-kan top floor with a view popular 【Maisonette special room】

友人カップルの婚約祝いを兼ねての旅行でした。お祝いの品まで頂きとても嬉しいおもてなしでした。スタッフ皆様の対応も良かったです。特に夕飯は個室で、お料理も全て美味しいと感じました。全体的に満足度の高い宿泊でした。また機会がありましたら是非伺い... Read more 友人カップルの婚約祝いを兼ねての旅行でした。お祝いの品まで頂きとても嬉しいおもてなしでした。スタッフ皆様の対応も良かったです。特に夕飯は個室で、お料理も全て美味しいと感じました。全体的に満足度の高い宿泊でした。また機会がありましたら是非伺いたいと思います。ありがとうございました。


Mr./Ms. H.M(63)

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Premium Mokuyokan Special Room

歴史ある温泉は評判どおりで素晴らしかったです。夕食は仕込みも万全でお料理の全てが工夫されていて、見栄えだけではなく、大変美味しかったです。部屋は特別室でしたが、少し古いせいか、臭いが気になりました。畳を変えるとか、炭など防臭剤を置くとか、維... Read more 歴史ある温泉は評判どおりで素晴らしかったです。夕食は仕込みも万全でお料理の全てが工夫されていて、見栄えだけではなく、大変美味しかったです。部屋は特別室でしたが、少し古いせいか、臭いが気になりました。畳を変えるとか、炭など防臭剤を置くとか、維持管理は大変でしょうが、工夫されてはいかがでしょうか?眺めは良かったです。大変お世話になり、ありがとうございました。友人にもすすめたいと思います。

The historic hot springs were incredible and wonderful. The dinner was perfectly prepared and all the dishes were devised, not only it looked good but also very delicious. Room was special room, but was worried about smell whether it was a little old. Maintenance will be difficult, such as changing tatami mats or putting deodorants such as charcoal, but how about being devised? The view was good. Thank you very much for your kindness. I would like to recommend it to my friends.

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Mr./Ms. M.F(48)

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今回は、娘と母のお誕生日で利用させていただきました。 最近は、バイキング形式が多い中、 懐石料理は、とても美味しく品数が沢山あって、目も、味も、心も満たされました(^^) これぞ和食の醍醐味と舌鼓を打ちながら、 丹精込めて作られてい... Read more 今回は、娘と母のお誕生日で利用させていただきました。 最近は、バイキング形式が多い中、 懐石料理は、とても美味しく品数が沢山あって、目も、味も、心も満たされました(^^) これぞ和食の醍醐味と舌鼓を打ちながら、 丹精込めて作られているのが、伝わるお食事でした。 お風呂は、一泊では入りきれなくて、次にお世話になるときは、連泊したいと思いました。 大浴場の設備も、色々と揃えてあったので、使わせていただいて寛ぎました。 お花は、あちこちに生花が活けてあり、気持ちが和むように気が配られていて、おもてなしの心が散りばめられていて、老舗旅館の看板を守られているのを感じました。 娘と母のお誕生日という事で、記念品をいただいて、母も娘も旅館の心遣いに感激して、感謝をしておりました。 私自身も、親孝行が出来て、大満足の旅行になりました。 機会がありましたら、また、利用させていただきますね。嬉しく楽しい思い出旅行になりました。 ありがとうございました。

This time, I used it on my daughter's and mother's birthday. Recently, while there are many viking forms, Kaiseki cuisine was very tasty and had many items, and eyes, taste and heart were satisfied (^^) This is the best part of Japanese cuisine, It was a meal that was made with great care. I couldn't get enough of the bath for one night, and I wanted to stay overnight for the next time. There were various facilities for the public bath, so I relaxed after using it. The flowers are alive here and there, and I felt that the feelings of the hospitality were scattered, the hospitality was scattered, and the signs of the long-established inns were protected. Thanks to my daughter and mother's birthday, I received a souvenir, and my mother and daughter were both impressed and appreciated by the inn's consideration. I myself was able to enjoy my filial piety and became a very satisfied trip. If there is an opportunity, I will use it again. It was a pleasant and fun memory trip. Thank you very much.

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Shima Tamura


4180 Oaza-Shima, Nakanojo, Agatsuma, Gunma [View map]

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 11:00

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Number of guest rooms

47 room(s)


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A long-established inn with over 500 years of history. Enjoy soaking in one of our 8 baths that are supplied with 1800 liters of water each day from our 7 fountainheads located on site. Our water is never cycled back through the system so that you can enjoy a truly authentic onsen experience. Our water can also be bottled and consumed. Refresh yourself as you soak in the mineral rich water and take in the crisp air, views of the mountains, and sound of the river. 

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  • Bath tax
  • Children allowed
  • Room service
  • Transportation service
  • Parking area
  • Hot spring
  • Fresh hot spring
  • Room with outdoor spa
  • Public spa
  • Private spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Esthe/Spa facility
  • Fitness facility
  • Barrier free
  • 5 min walk from station
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast in room
  • Dinner in room
  • Open air bath
  • Night view
  • Ocean view
  • Cottage
  • Coupon

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Access by public transportation.

Get off at the JR Agatsuma Line Nakanojo Station and take the Shima Onsen bus for 35 minutes 

4180 Oaza-Shima, Nakanojo, Agatsuma, Gunma

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