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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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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(31)

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Top Floor Maisonette

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. S.K(42)

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Kinyokan Japanese Room

とてもいいお湯でした。湯巡りができるのが楽しくていいですね。かけ流しのお湯はとても貴重で嬉しいです! ただ一点だけ、お湯の汚れが少々気になりましたので、改善を期待したいです。 サービスもとては温かくおもてなしの心がじゅうぶんに感じられま... Read more とてもいいお湯でした。湯巡りができるのが楽しくていいですね。かけ流しのお湯はとても貴重で嬉しいです! ただ一点だけ、お湯の汚れが少々気になりましたので、改善を期待したいです。 サービスもとては温かくおもてなしの心がじゅうぶんに感じられました。素晴らしかったです。 夕食、朝食は手が込んでいておいしかったです。夕食はグランドホテルのバイキングだったのですが、温かいものが冷めていたのが残念でした。 総合的には素晴らしく、静かなロケーションも良く、ゆっくりして心も体も癒すための常宿にしたいと思いました。

It was very good hot water. It is fun to be able to go around the hot water. The flowing hot water is very precious and nice! Just one point, I was a little worried about the dirt on the hot water, so I would like to expect improvement. The service provided a warm and welcoming heart. It was great. Dinner and breakfast were elaborate and delicious. Dinner was a buffet at the Grand Hotel, but I was sorry that the hot thing was cold. Overall, it was wonderful, quiet location was good, and I wanted to make it a regular stay to heal my mind and body slowly.

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Mr./Ms. J.O(56)

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Maisonette Special Room + Mountain View

部屋も広く、温泉もいろいろあって寛げました。建物が広範囲に配意されているので相方は移動を少し面倒がっていましたが、私はそれも楽しく思いました。泊まった部屋の一部に畳が沈む箇所があり、これは直された方が良いと思います(部屋が広かったので宿泊に... Read more 部屋も広く、温泉もいろいろあって寛げました。建物が広範囲に配意されているので相方は移動を少し面倒がっていましたが、私はそれも楽しく思いました。泊まった部屋の一部に畳が沈む箇所があり、これは直された方が良いと思います(部屋が広かったので宿泊に影響はありませんでした)。

The room was large and there were various hot springs. They were a bit annoying to move because the building was extensively arranged, but I also enjoyed it. There is a place where the tatami mat sinks in a part of the room where I stayed, and I think that this should be fixed (the room was large, so there was no effect on accommodation).

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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

The accommodation features are general descriptions of the facility. The amenities and breadth of service will differ between each accommodation. For details, please confirm directly with the accommodation.


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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