Shima Onsen
Shima Onsen
Shima Onsen
Shima Onsen
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Shima Onsen


Last updated: December 21, 2020

A cinematic onsen in the remote reaches of Gunma

Explore this secluded onsen resort whose most famous ryokan inn is rumored to have been the inspiration for "Spirited Away," the cult animated film by Studio Ghibli.

This quiet, traditional town is known for its mineral-rich onsen water, purported to be healing and rejuvenating. Take a bath in Seiryu no Yu, which overlooks the blue waters of Shima River, or venture further out to explore the mountains, waterfalls, and lakes that dot the area.

Basic Information


Shima, Nakanojo, Agatsuma District ( Map)


About 40 minutes by bus from Nakanojo Station

About 1 hour 5 minutes by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway


0279-64-2321 (Shima Onsen Association)


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