Last updated: December 21, 2020
A single-building onsen hidden deep in the mountains
Kirizumi is a tiny onsen hidden in the mountains of western Gunma. The facilities consist of a single wooden ryokan inn, constructed in 1883. Enjoy the rejuvenating baths and a wonderfully secluded atmosphere surrounded by lush nature. The remoteness of Kirizumi Onsen has made it a popular getaway for writers for more than a hundred years. Local stories date the spring's discovery to the 13th century.
1928 Matsuidamachi Sakamoto, Annaka (Map)
Shuttles available from Yokokawa Station to accommodations (reservation required)
About 10 minutes by car from Matsuida-Myogi IC of Joshin-Etsu Expressway
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