Kamisuwa Onsen

Bathing at the important cultural property by Lake Suwa

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Kamisuwa Onsen is a hot spring located in Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture. This is a scenic spot, where you can see Lake Suwa and a range of beautiful mountains stretching towards Kirigamine. This place has been developed as the town of Suwa Shrine since ancient times. Katakurakan is a bathing facility without accommodations, which was constructed in 1928. It features “Sennin-buro(the bath of a thousand bathers)”, and was designated as an important cultural property. At this place, you can have a valuable experience of bathing in an important cultural property. You can also enjoy walking along the streets with a lot of atmosphere, where the old sake breweries and the storehouses for miso still remain.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Kamisuwa Onsen is located by the eastern shore of Lake Suwa, and one of the biggest hot springs of Shinshu, where a lot of accommodation facilities stand in rows. The hot water gushes out at more than 500 spots, and its quantity is about 15000 kiloliters per day, which is distributed not only to the accommodation facilities but also to the schools and the common households. The spring quality is simple spring, and the water has effects on neuralgia, low back pain, female disorders and so on.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy

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Access by public transportation.

About 10-minute walk from Kamisuwa station

Access by car

About 10-minute drive from Suwa Interchange

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