Asama Onsen

The annex of Matsumoto with a long story of 1000 years

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Asama Onsen is a hot spring located in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, and commands a view of the Northern Alps. Among a lot of spa villages existing in Chunshin Region, this is one of the best ones.
In Edo Period, the important people of Matsumoto Domain used to take a bath in this spa, too.
This graceful place has been loved by many writers and artists, and is well-known for the establishment of the group called “Araragi”, which consisted of many poets such as Shiki Masaoka.
Please enjoy the atmosphere of ancient times where the storehouses with the white wall still remain.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Asama Onsen was found by Mr. Inukai, a member of a powerful local family, and opened in 939, so it has a story of more than 1000 years.
The spring quality is simple string. A chill after a bath does not occur easily thanks to its effect of promoting metabolism. It is said that the water also has effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, female disorders and so on.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Autonomic instability Depression Insomnia

Access

Access by public transportation.

About 15-minute taxi ride from Matsumoto station

Access by car

About 20-minute drive from Matsumoto Interchange

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