A hot springs lodge in a gorgeous valley setting where every guest room includes an en suite semi-open air bath.
Kinshu Sanso is a boutique onsen lodge that sits inside the soft echoes of murmuring springs in the valley of Kawaba Village, Gunma Prefecture. Each guest room features a private, semi-open air bath that’s plentiful with replenishing hot spring waters. The waters are sourced from the “Hotaka no Yu” spring, seeing wide acclaim as “skin beautifying waters” for their gentle, skin softening properties. From the baths, guests are treated with a view of a breathtaking garden and the grand mountain range of Mt. Hotaka at its back. The rich landscape offers remarkable views all year round, but the bright reds of the trees in autumn are an extra special treat.
For foodies, there’s authentic, Japanese fare made with sumptuous, local ingredients to enjoy. As carefully designed by the head chef, the traditional “kaiseki” cuisine follows a monthly rotation of the utmost in fresh, seasonal ingredients. In spring, guests can delight in an array of mountain vegetables, light, refreshing fare in summer, a bounty of mushrooms in autumn, and the hearty hot pots of winter. The dishes pair excellently with sake, making for a perfect chance to toast your travels with a feast of rich, fresh flavors.
The inn is affixed with only 10 rooms, creating an intimate atmosphere where each guest is treated with the utmost in private care. This hidden getaway is a perfect escape for adults to enjoy a private time in the lap of luxury.
Only 10 rooms to ensure each guests receives an exclusive, pampered stay.
Soak in the ensuite private, semi-open air baths while enjoying the view.
Prized sake and authentic Japanese cuisine including “chisan chisho”, a luxury tastes of local ingredients produced nearby.
The inn is set in the middle of rich, gorgeous nature, meaning a feast of seasonal beauty all year around.
Local area is home to a “Michi no Eki” rest stop, sake breweries and other places to explore nearby.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 2011 Kawabayubara, Kawabamura, Tonegun, Gunma
(1) approx. 20 min. drive from Numata IC on the Kan-Etsu Expressway
(2) approx. 35 min. drive from Numata Station on the JR Joetsu Line (free shuttle available upon prior reservation)
(3) approx. 50 min. drive from Jomo-Kogen Station on the JR Joetsu Shinkansen (free shuttle available upon prior reservation)
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)