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Unazuki Onsen 宇奈月温泉

Unazuki-onsen hot springs
Unazuki-onsen hot springs

Gateway to Kurobe Gorge

True to its name, Unazuki Onsen offers hot spring bathing and hospitality year round. It's also the first stop on the Kurobe Gorge Railway .

How to Get There

Access Unazuki Onsen by train.

From Tokyo, catch the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Kurobe-Unazukionsen. This takes about 150 minutes. Then, take the Toyama Chiho Railway to Unazuki Onsen, another 25 minutes away.

From Kyoto or Osaka, take the JR Thunderbird limited express to Kanazawa , then transfer to the Hokuriku Shinkansen and head to Kurobe Unazuki Onsen Station as above. This also takes around three hours.

Quick Facts

The hot spring produces 3,000 tons of water per day

Unazuki local beer is brewed using water from the Kurobe River

On the right track

25 minutes from the shinkansen station, Unazuki Onsen is easily accessible to you on your trip. Visit on your way to Kurobe Gorge , or as an overnight stay. View the charming mountain setting, stop by a hot spring, and sample the local brews during your visit.

Satisfy a yearning for hot spring bathing

Unazuki Onsen offers a variety of hot springs to immerse yourself in. While you may be nervous on your first visit, the best way to overcome your nerves is to stay at a traditional hotel offering natural hot springs and give it a shot. After relaxing, you'll be ready to head out and explore the Kurobe Gorge area.

When to go

You can visit Unazuki Onsen year-round.

The Kurobe Gorge Railway runs from mid-April to the end of November, with autumn being the peak season.

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