Shuzenji Onsen 修善寺温泉
Traditional ambiance at one of Japan's oldest hot spring resorts
Shuzenji Onsen, a hot springs resort reportedly in use for over 14 centuries, is close to many inns that line the banks of the Katsura River. The hot springs and public footbaths will make your aches and stress fade away.
How to Get There
You can quickly reach Shuzenji Onsen by bus, taxi, or on foot from Shuzenji Station.
From Tokyo, take the bullet train to Mishima (45 to 60 minutes). Transfer to the Izuhakone Railway's Sunzu Line for the 30-minute ride onward to Shuzenji. Shuzenji Onsen is eight minutes away by bus from Izuhakone Railway Shuzenji Station. A taxi will take slightly less time. It is also within walking distance.
Tokko-no-yu, Shuzenji's most famous hot spring, is in the middle of town
There are several traditional inns where you can stay overnight
Shuzenji ranks in Japan's top 100 hot spring resorts
Shuzenji Onsen's public bath
At Hakoyu, the town's public bath, you can take a dip in the area's famous hot spring waters. In addition, many of the inns in the area open their baths to non-staying guests during the day for a small fee.
Try a Shuzenji Onsen specialty
If you'd like to try a drink with a singular kick, be sure to stop at Shuzenji Station to buy a local product of the area, wasabi shochu. This unique drink is a distilled spirit made with wasabi, Japanese horseradish. Shizuoka Prefecture produces around 80 percent of Japan's wasabi.