A Hot Spring Getaway in a Historical Property
Soothe body and mind in the therapeutic baths of this remote traditional inn
The Hoshi Onsen Chojukan is a secluded hot spring resort in a beautifully preserved 140-year old building that is a Registered Tangible Cultural Property recognized by the Japanese government. It is located in the picturesque mountains of Gunma Prefecture in Joshin’etsukogen National Park.
The main building was constructed during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and maintains the architectural style of that time. The inn welcomes overnight guests as well as those who are just looking to enjoy the bathing facilities. Rare among Japanese hot spring resorts, it offers both gender-separate and mixed bathing depending on the time of day, making it perfect for couples.
The indoor baths feature exquisite cypress tubs, while the outdoor baths offering spectacular views of the starry skies at night. There's even a riverside bath reserved for women.
For overnight guests, the inn offers extensive dining options featuring local ingredients and sublime Japanese sake. For those dropping by for the day, there are special packages that include bathing and a choice of lunches. Visitors are encouraged to check availability ahead of time.
Take the Shinkansen to Jomo-Kogen Station from Tokyo Station (75 minutes). From Jomo-Kogen, take the bus to Hoshi Onsen (1 transfer; 50 minutes).
Hoshi Onsen Chojukan
650 Nagai, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, Gunma-ken