Utsukushi-ga-hara Onsen Hot Spring

Travel Guide - Utsukushi-ga-hara Onsen Hot Spring


Utsukushi-ga-hara Onsen Hot Spring, located on the foot of Utsukushi-ga-hara-kogen Highlands, has an historic and long-settled atmosphere.
It is said that the hot spring dates from the 8th century and has been popular since then.
Its hustle and bustle was recorded in ancient documents including Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan).

In addition to the variety of Ryokan inns, there is also a public bath facility called "Shiraito-no-Yu" for day-trippers in the district.

Opening Hours

  • Varies according to the shop / facility
  • Shiraito-no-Yu: 5:30 - 22:00


  • Varies according to the shop / facility
  • Shiraito-no-Yu: The 3rd Tuesday of each month

Access / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes from Matsumoto Bus Terminal by the bus bound for Utsukushigahara Onsen. Get off at the last stop.

Address / Location

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