Bato Onsen

Beatifying Hot Spring on the side of River Naka with Stunning Sunset Views

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Bato Onsen, well-known as a beautifying bath, is located in Nakagawa Town in Tochigi.

Bato Onsen is actually a generic name that covers five hot springs and each one is situated along River Naka where beautiful sunset can be viewed.

Nakagawa Town is blessed with rich nature that offers a wide range of sightseeing activities including Bato Park where you can enjoy picnic, Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Art of Museum that exhibits a collection of Hiroshige Ando and other artists, and the facility you can experience pottery.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Bato Onsen consists of five different hot springs that enables you to enjoy various hot spring qualities.

Hirose Onsen represents “Bijin-no-Yu (beautifying bath)” that is high alkaline and helps beautify your skin.

Koisago Onsen equips a radioactive hot spring called “Mitama-no-Yu” bath that contains natural radon.

There are three walk-in spa facilities available so you could enjoy Onsen hopping.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring Sulfate hot-spring Radiation hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Frozen shoulder Bruises Sprains Muscle stiffness Coldness Decrease in gastrointestinal function Hemorrhoidal pain


Access by public transportation.

Approx. 10 min by bus from Uniie Station, 10 min by taxi from Takada Bus stop

Access by car

Approx 60 min driving from Utsunomiya IC or 50 min driving from Yasaka IC, 60 min driving from Naka IC

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