Kinugawa Onsen

One of the most famous hot springs in Northern Kanto along the lovely Kinu-gawa Gorge

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

This hot spring is nestled in the Kinu-gawa Gorge in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. The Kinu River is lined with inns for 2km (1.2mi) on both sides. The gorge is beautiful throughout four seasons and near theme parks, including Tobu World Square and Nikko Edo Wonderland. Kinu-gawa Line Kudari (boat tour) is a popular attraction.

After visiting Nikko, families would stop by at a theme park. It is an area beloved by many.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

This is an alkaline simple hot spring, effective for arthritis, stiff shoulders, persistant chill, and promoting overall health.

By Ed Period (1600 -1867), it had been already discovered, and samurai lords and priests who came to visit Nikko Shrine were allowed to bathe here, according to a legend. The source springs are on both sides of Kinu River, and the hot water has no color, taste or odor.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Rheumatoid arthritis Neuralgia Frozen shoulder Coldness Recovery from fatigue Promotion of health


Access by public transportation.

Between Kinu-gawa Onsen Train Station and Kinugawa Koen Station

Access by car

About 20 min by car from Imaichi Interchange

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