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Togura Kamiyamada Onsen 戸倉上山田温泉

Togura Kamiyamada Onsen Togura Kamiyamada Onsen
Togura Kamiyamada Onsen Togura Kamiyamada Onsen

Step into a world of onsen, geisha and traditional cultural experience

South of Nagano City on the Chikuma River, Togura Kamiyamada Onsen offers a mountain town atmosphere, foreigner friendly facilities, and onsen (hot spring) baths galore. It's an excellent choice for your first onsen experience.

How to Get There

Central Togura Kamiyamada Onsen is about a ten-minute bus or taxi ride from Shinano Railway's Togura Station.

From Tokyo Station, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Ueda, then transfer to the Shinano Railway. Togura Station is about 20 minutes away. It's about the same distance on the Shinano Railway from Nagano City.

Meet geisha, relax, and learn

Togura Kamiyamada Onsen is a popular resort with over 40 hot spring facilities. As a day visitor many of these are open to you, but to fully appreciate Kamiyamada, spend the night. Staying at a traditional hot spring inn lets you enjoy the atmosphere, delicious foods, and relaxing baths.

Not just for bathing enthusiasts

Try out a variety of activities in English or with interpretation provided. Lessons in the art of tea, miso soup making, and Japanese pottery making are all popular. You can try on kimono or get up early for Zen meditation at a local temple. Kamiyamada has a population of professional entertainers, known as geisha, and you can attend one of their musical performances.

A castle in the mountains

Aratojo Castle is a reconstructed fort in Joyama Historic Park. It is a forty-minute walk up the mountain. Dating from around 1500, it was a simple defensive structure, and this reconstruction is the only one of its kind in Japan. See the sweeping views of the Chikuma Valley and Nagano Alps when you visit.

Around the area

While you can quickly cover most of the central onsen area on foot, rental cycles are available from Zukudashi for exploring further afield. They also offer area cycling and walking tours.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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