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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 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.

Overall Rating(28 reviews)


















Other Facilities4.2/5

Mr./Ms. M.H(48)

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Select Date:2019-04-12

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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Mr./Ms. H.K(34)

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Select Date:2019-02-01

子連れでしたが、温かく迎え入れていただいてありがとうございました。 貸切り風呂の温度が高すぎたことと、赤ちゃんや子供をお風呂に入れやすいようにバスマットやバスチェアー等が備え付けられていなかったことを除けば最高でした。 部屋食を選べるの... Read more 子連れでしたが、温かく迎え入れていただいてありがとうございました。 貸切り風呂の温度が高すぎたことと、赤ちゃんや子供をお風呂に入れやすいようにバスマットやバスチェアー等が備え付けられていなかったことを除けば最高でした。 部屋食を選べるのは本当にありがたかったです。 部屋の露天風呂ですが、シャワー室を屋外と仕切って屋内にしてしまった方が良いかもしれませんね。 特に冬場に屋外でシャワーを浴びるのは寒い気がします。 色々書きましたが、総合的にはとても満足しています。

Although I was a child, thank you for welcoming me warmly. It was awesome except that the temperature of the private bath was too high and that the bath mats and bus chairs etc were not equipped to make the baby and children easy to take a bath. It was truly grateful to choose room meals. Although it is an outdoor bath in the room, it may be better to have the shower room separated from the outdoor and indoors. Especially I feel cold showering outdoors in winter. I wrote it variously, but overall I am very satisfied.

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Mr./Ms. K.T(40)

Total points:

Select Date:2018-12-27


Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. It was a very happy time to have a very delicious meal with my family. I will definitely stay 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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