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時わすれの宿 佳元 Tokiwasure-No-Yado Yoshimoto

Tokiwasure-No-Yado Yoshimoto / Gunma Shima・Azuma・Kawarayu 24


In Gunma Prefecture, Shima Hot Springs is the place to be. “Tokiwasure no Yado Yoshimoto” is located in an atmosphere quintessential of Japanese hot springs. True to its name, which translates to "Yoshimoto: The Inn Where Time is Forgotten," this small 8-room traditional hot spring inn is a place to relax and forget the time.

At Shima’s diner, traditional Japanese Kaiseki banquets consist of beautifully crafted dishes with a dedication to local and seasonal ingredients hand-picked by the chef. Alcohol selections are widely available including shochu, sake, wine, and more. Enjoy the combination of gourmet food with excellent drinks.

From a room with a private open-air hot spring, enjoy the view overlooking the Shima River. Guests are invited to spend their time in leisure without constraint.

Shima hot springs are said to have been established in the year 1563. It was said that the hot springs possessed mystical powers capable of curing 40,000 illnesses. This legend is the origin of the name Shima, which derives from the number 40,000. A bath filled with the water from these mythical hot springs provides a profound sense of relaxation.

During your stay, the days can begin in the hearth-warmed lobby and end in the Uno Sake Bar, which boasts 130 different types of shochu.

Try visiting this quiet hot spring inn overlooking the Shima River, where you can experience a time of heartfelt happiness.
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Accommodations that represent their respective prefectures and that are worth visiting when you are in the area.

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Other Facilities4.2/5

Mr./Ms. S.T(38)

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Japanese Room

幼児二人含めた家族四人で泊まりました。とても丁寧な接客で適度な距離感。食事はとても美味しかったです。温泉は大浴場が源泉掛け流しではなかったので、そこだけが少々残念でした。温泉付客室は掛け流し?のようなので、人気があってなかなか予約取れなそう... Read more 幼児二人含めた家族四人で泊まりました。とても丁寧な接客で適度な距離感。食事はとても美味しかったです。温泉は大浴場が源泉掛け流しではなかったので、そこだけが少々残念でした。温泉付客室は掛け流し?のようなので、人気があってなかなか予約取れなそうではありますが、チャンスがあれば今度はそちらに宿泊出来ればど思います。

We stayed with four families including two infants. A very polite customer service and a reasonable distance. The meal was very delicious. The hot springs were a little disappointing because the public baths weren't flowing from the source. Are guest rooms with hot springs washed away? It seems that it is so popular that it is easy to make a reservation, but if there is a chance, I would like to stay there next time.

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Mr./Ms. K.T(Private)

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【Kiri】Guest room with an outdoor bath

本当に素晴らしい滞在になりました。幸せなひと時でした。部屋の露天風呂もとてもいい温度で綺麗な空気の中疲れを癒すことができました。館内もとても綺麗でした。外国人のスタッフの方が旅館を出る時にずっと手を振って見送ってくれたのがとても可愛らしかっ... Read more 本当に素晴らしい滞在になりました。幸せなひと時でした。部屋の露天風呂もとてもいい温度で綺麗な空気の中疲れを癒すことができました。館内もとても綺麗でした。外国人のスタッフの方が旅館を出る時にずっと手を振って見送ってくれたのがとても可愛らしかったです笑 お料理が見るにも食べるにも美味しくて美しくて、とても心に残っています。

It was a really wonderful stay. It was a happy time. The open-air bath in the room was able to heal fatigue in beautiful air at a very good temperature. The hall was very beautiful. It was very cute that the foreign staff shook their hands when they left the ryokan. It was delicious and beautiful to see and eat.

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Mr./Ms. M.H(48)

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Japanese Style Room(Open Air Bath)

非常に快適なお部屋とお風呂、またちょうど良い加減のもてなしをいただき、大変満足です。 食事も季節のものを美味しくいただきました。山菜、ちらし寿司美味でした。 ハマグリがちょっと塩辛い感があったくらいです。 我々は下戸なのですが、様々な... Read more 非常に快適なお部屋とお風呂、またちょうど良い加減のもてなしをいただき、大変満足です。 食事も季節のものを美味しくいただきました。山菜、ちらし寿司美味でした。 ハマグリがちょっと塩辛い感があったくらいです。 我々は下戸なのですが、様々なお酒もあり、少しだけいただくことも出来るのがうれしい設定でした。 また伺いたいと考えています。

We are very happy to have a very comfortable room and bath, and a nice and welcoming treatment. The food was also delicious for the season. Yamana, chirashi sushi was delicious. The clam was a little bit salty. We are a couple of homes, but we were happy to have a variety of drinks and to be able to get a little bit. I want to see you again.

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Tokiwasure-No-Yado Yoshimoto


Shima 4344-2, Shima, Nakanojo, Japan [View map]

check-in / check-out time

15:00 / 10:00

CI/CO time may be different depending on plan.

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Number of guest rooms

8 room(s)


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This hot spring is called the Shima Onsen and is derived from a legend that this 'miraculous spring heals 40,000 diseases.' Enjoy yourself in this much loved hot spring!

◆Large public bath (Indoor and open air bath)
Listen to the sounds of nature in the open air bath that is surrounded by the Shima River. It will certainly be the best part of your trip. 

◆Private bath
<Hours>From check in - 11:00pm / 6:00am ~ check out
You can enter at many times as you like for 30 minutes at a time.
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Other facility information

◆Hearth Lounge
Homemade sweets prepared for you in a lounge with a hearth. Come take a breather here. Please contact the front desk if you need anything.

◆Usano Sake Bar
<Hours> 8:30pm-11:00pm (Fridays ,Saturdays, and Sundays only. For weekday hours please contact us)
In addition to 130 kinds of shochu, we also have various types of alcohol and beer.
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We may be unable to prepare your meal if you arrive late. 
If you think you are unable to check in by 6:00pm please let us know.
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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.

[Train - Tokyo area]
Ueno - (new limited express Kusatsu issue) - NAKANOJO - (taxi or bus) - Keimoto
Tokyo - (Joetsu Shinkansen) - Takasaki - (JR Joetsu Line) - Shibukawa - (JR Agatsuma Line) - NAKANOJO - (taxi or bus) - Keimoto

[Train from Niigata]
Niigata - (Joetsu Shinkansen) - Takasaki - (JR Joetsu Line) - Shibukawa - (JR Agatsuma Line) - NAKANOJO - (taxi or bus) - Keimoto

[From the Tokyo by bus]
Tokyo Station Yaesu - (high-speed bus "four Onsen No.") - forty thousand hot springs - (10 minutes walk) - Keimoto
[Towards] Tokyo station Yaesu  8:45am minutes departure (about 5 hours)
[Return] Shima Onsen 1:45pm departure (Increased depending on the season)

Shima 4344-2, Shima, Nakanojo, Japan

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