Shinshu Takayama Onsen

A Picturesque Green Village with Eight Hot Springs

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Located in north eastern Nagano Prefecture, in Takayama Village, eight hot springs make up a resort. Okuyamada Onsen, Shiichimi Onsen, Goshiki Onsen, Matsukawa-Keikoku Onsen, Yamada Onsen, Warabi Onsen, Koyasu Onsen, and You-Yu Land all line the Matsukawa Gorge.

Takayama Village’s charm is the cherry blossoms and fall leaves along Matsukawa Gorge.

The red Takai Bridge at the entrance of Yamada Onsen is known for its beauty against the green backdrop. Writers and artists have long loved the nature here and the healing power of this hot spring resort.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Yamada Onsen has the longest history of all – 200 years. Shichimi Onsen has seven source springs with milky water. Goshiki Onsen changes its colors in five shades depending on the weather. Matsukawa-Keikoku Onsen is a large open hot spring, built in the natural rocks of the gorge. Koyasu Onsen is effective for itchy skin, atopic eczema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma.

Each onsen has a different quality such as a sulfur, chloride, or radium-including hydrogen sulfide spring.
  • Spring Qualities

    Chloride hot-spring Sulfur hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Coldness Peripheral circulation disorder Depression Cuts Skin dryness Atopic dermatitis Psoriasis vulgaris Epidermoid pyoga Chronic eczema


Access by public transportation.

About 30 min by bus from Suzaka Station to Yamada Onsen

Access by car

About 30 min by car from Suzaka-Nagano East Interchange or from Obuse Smart Interchange to Yamada Onsen

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