Chigira Jinsentei
Chigira Jinsentei
Chigira Jinsentei
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Chigira Jinsentei


Last updated: December 27, 2022

A storied inn, just moments from the iconic stone steps of Ikaho Onsen

Established in 1502 and famous as a retreat for writers and artists, this beautifully-preserved traditional inn retains much of its period charm, with modern amenities and comforts. The inn is adjacent to the iconic stone steps of Ikaho Onsen, with all of the attractions of the onsen town within easy reach.

Spacious guest rooms with heritage details look onto gardens or over Mt. Onoko and the surrounding town. Some rooms have private onsen baths, with water drawn directly from Ikaho Onsen’s Kogane no Yu hot spring. The large indoor and outdoor baths, and private baths with scenic views, all draw their water from Kogane no Yu, the mineral-rich “golden water” of Ikaho Onsen. Meals feature local, seasonal ingredients such as Akagi or Joshu beef.

After a day of exploring the town or bathing, guests can view the artworks and historical features of the inn including elegant stained glass windows, or relax with a coffee or cocktail at the cafe and bar.


English support

Some English-speaking staff


Natural hot spring baths

Daytrip bathing

Baths open to non-staying guests


Free Wi-Fi available

Luggage storage

Temporarily store luggage

Luggage delivery

Can send bags via courier service

All Western-style toilets

All toilets are Western style

Chair seating

Dining in chairs (not directly on floor)

Private dining

Private dining rooms available

Ingredients list

Ingredients list for meals


Vegetarian meals upon request


Halal meals upon request

Prayer amenities

Muslim prayer items, support, room, etc.


Non-smoking facility

Smoking area

Smoking room(s) and/or area(s)

Free parking

Free-of-charge car parking

Shuttle bus

Shuttle bus service available

Basic Information


45 Ikaho, ikahomachi, Shibukawa ( Map)


About 25 minutes by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway

About 25 minutes by bus from Shibukawa Station + about 5 minutes from Ishidangaiguchi bus stop


Check-in 3:00 p.m. Check-out 10:00 a.m.





English, Vietnamese

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