Echigo Yuzawa Onsen

Hot Spring Resort with Enjoyable Onsen Hopping

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Echigoyu Onsen is located in Yuzawa Town in Minami Uonuma City, Niigata. This place is the backdrop of Yasunari Kawabata’s Nobel Prize-winning “Snow Country.”

With Joetsu Shinkansen line, this area is the most accessible in Niigata from Tokyo area so you can visit with ease.

This is also a very popular spot for skiers, as skiing slopes are directly connected to the station.

The hot spring town has a retro atmosphere with multiple old-fashioned cork-gun shooting galleries.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Yuzawa Onsen has 800 years of history since established.
Good news is that there are public baths that are available for Onsen hopping.

A discount pass called a ‘soto-yu meguri-ken’ is available at 1500 yen that allows visitors to hop in five public hot springs.

You can purchase a pass from each hot spring spot as well as Yuzawa Town Tourist Association in town.

Among these public hot springs, “Yama-no-yu” bath is especially popular where an author Yasunari Kawabata would enjoy.

Another great feature of Echigo Yuzawa Onsen is its hot spring water running straight from the source.

It is effective on various diseases such as neuralgia, rheumatism, muscle pain.

  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring Chloride hot-spring Sulfur hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Rheumatoid arthritis Neuralgia Frozen shoulder Muscle stiffness Coldness Decrease in gastrointestinal function Recovery from fatigue


Access by public transportation.

1 min walk from Yuzawa Station on Joetsu Shinkansen

Access by car

5 min driving from Yuzawa IC

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