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Kinugawa Onsen 鬼怒川温泉

Kinugawa Onsen Oku-Kinu Area
Kinugawa Onsen Oku-Kinu Area

Hot springs, scenic valleys, waterfalls and offbeat theme parks

After a long day of temples, shrines, and sightseeing in Nikko , stay at a traditional Japanese inn in Kinugawa Onsen. The next day, enjoy the scenery, hiking along river gorges, and a ride on a riverboat

Don't Miss

  • Taking in the dramatic scenery on a Kinugawa riverboat ride
  • Tobu World Square, full of famous buildings and other world landmarks recreated at a scale of 1:25
  • Edo Wonderland, a theme park that immerses you in Edo period life

How to Get There

Kinugawa Onsen is accessible by train.

From Tobu Nikko Station, take an eastbound train going toward Shimo-Imaichi Station. Change trains there for Kinugawa Onsen Station.

From Asakusa Station in Tokyo , take the Tobu Nikko Line toward Nikko . Regular trains will take about two and a half hours. Direct trains from Asakusa Station to Kinugawa Onsen Station are available.

Relax and getaway in a soothing hot spring

For centuries, inns have taken advantage of the clear, soft waters around the river Kinugawa, and built many hot springs in the area.

Travelers in those days looked to the river hot springs for a relaxing getaway. The hot spring inns here are still popular places to stay after a day of sightseeing in Nikko .

A look downriver from a hot spring inns

Stay at a ryokan

If you're looking for the full experience of a traditional Japanese getaway, make sure to make a reservation at a Japanese inn. You'll get unlimited use of the hot springs, a night's stay, dinner and breakfast.

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