Hotaka Onsen

Blessing from Japan’s Alps! Hot Spring with Abundant Water Flow in Azumino

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Hodka Onsen is located in Azumino City, the heart of Nagano.

It is a hot spring resort blessed with rich nature of North Alps where you can feel the peaceful Shinshu’s atmosphere.

For sightseeing, it is worthwhile to visit Daio Wasabi Farm where Wasabi are grown with pure spring water, Chihiro Art Museum Azumino that exhibits collections of Chihiro Iwasaki and world’s picture book artists, Hodaka Shrine that is known as a holy energy spot.

You may also enjoy the Hachimen Daio’s footbath for free of charge.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

It is weak alkaline simple sulfur spring and actually sourced from Chubo Onsen.

Although the temperature of hot spring water at its source is high, it gets naturally cooled down to the right temperature for bathing while travelling through from the source.

As such, no water added to lower the hot spring temperature of Hodka Onsen.

It is said that weak alkaline water helps lower blood pressure as capillary vessels expand.

In addition, it is effective on healing inflammation and neuralgia.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring Sulfur hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Rheumatoid arthritis Neuralgia Frozen shoulder Bruises Sprains Muscle stiffness Hemorrhoidal pain


Access by public transportation.

10 min by taxi from Hodak Station on Oito Line

Access by car

Approx 20 min driving from Nagano Azuno IC on Chuo Expressway

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