Himekawa Onsen

Hot Spring with Mind-clearing Sceneries and Drinkable Spring Water

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Himekawa Onsen is located in Kotani Village in Nagano. This hot spring resort is situated peacefully in abundant nature in the border area between Niigata.

Himekawa Onsen is blessed with abundant spring water volume where you can enjoy the running hot spring water all the time.

There are magnificent sightseeing spots around Himekawa Onsen that make your heart open including the River Himekawa with beautiful clear water and Hisui Valley where gemstones of Jade are found.

It is accessible to Hakuba area and to the Sea of Japan by just 30-40 min driving so you could combine skiing or beach bathing activities on top of hot spring experience.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Running water of River Himekawa is spring water originating from Hakuba Region.

Hot spring water of Himekawa Onsen comes from the upstream of River Himekawa.

It is a relatively new hot spring that was sourced from River Himekawa in 1957.

As for hot spring quality, it is chloride hydrogen carbonate spring that is effective on neuralgia, rheumatism, female disorders, skin diseases, diabetes, etc.

Some hot spring facilities offer drinkable spring water.
  • Spring Qualities

    Chloride hot-spring Hydrogen Carbonate hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Rheumatoid arthritis Neuralgia Impaired glucose tolerance (diabetes) Cuts


Access by public transportation.

5-10 min walk from Hiraiwa Station

Access by car

30 min driving from Itoigawa IC

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