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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 Facilities3.8/5

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. Y.M(56)

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Premium Mokuyokan Special Room

温泉檜風呂付の角部屋で快適に過ごせた。 昭和の時代の古さを感じさせる部分も多々あるが、温泉・料理・従業員のみなさんのあたたかい対応がそれ以上に素晴らしい。 運用面での改善を1つ要望したい。翌日朝9:30からの風呂の清掃が男湯3つとなり、... Read more 温泉檜風呂付の角部屋で快適に過ごせた。 昭和の時代の古さを感じさせる部分も多々あるが、温泉・料理・従業員のみなさんのあたたかい対応がそれ以上に素晴らしい。 運用面での改善を1つ要望したい。翌日朝9:30からの風呂の清掃が男湯3つとなり、その結果体を洗える風呂は「岩根の湯」1つとなり大混雑だった。清掃は男2女1というように振り分けてもらいたい。 目当ての雪見風呂は雪不足(というより全く無し)で実現できなかったがとても楽しめた。今度は緑がきれいな時期に訪れてみたい。

I was able to spend comfortably in a corner room with a hot spring cypress bath. There are many parts that make you feel the age of the Showa era, but the hot springs, the cuisine, and the warm response of the employees are even more wonderful. I would like to request one operational improvement. At 9:30 the next morning, the bath was cleaned at 9:30 and three men's baths were available. As a result, there was only one bath for washing the body, "Iwane no Yu". I would like cleaning to be assigned to two men and one. I couldn't realize the snow bath I was looking for because of the lack of snow (or nothing at all), but I enjoyed it very much. I want to visit this time when the green is beautiful.

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Mr./Ms. K.H(59)

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Standard Japanese style room ~"sukiya" tea-ceremony style 27.4m² Japanese style room 【Suiyo-kan】~


I used it for the first time, but I am satisfied with everything. It was a little disappointing that the distance from the room to the bath was long, and it seemed that it was a little burden on my mother. We were very happy with dinner, breakfast and bath. I would like to take care of you again.

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Shima Tamura


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

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 11:00

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

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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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