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Hot Spring Nasu Onsen Shikanoyu

Nasu Onsen Shikanoyu
The oldest hot spring spa in Tochigi Prefecture.

Shikanoyu in the Nasu Onsen area was first discovered in the 7th century. It has been mentioned in old writings such as the Suruga Domain financial records from 638 A.D. which includes a record of meals served to Ono Ason's (a high-ranking nobleman) party of 13 on their trip to Nasu Onsen (this document is preserved in the Shosoin Treasure House in Nara). It was also frequented by the feudal lords residing in Edo during the Edo Period and the request written by feudal lord Shigenao Nanbu in 1645 to the shogunate to use hot spring for therapy still remains today. There are different baths separated according to temperature, allowing you choose just the right one for yourself.

The men's bathhouse includes six baths at 41°C, 42°C, 43°C, 44°C, 46°C, and 48°C; and the women's bathhouse includes five baths at 41°C, 42°C, 44°C, 46°C, and a stone bath at 42.5°C.

Facility Outline

Open:8:00 – 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)
Closed:Open daily throughout the year
Usage Fee:Requires a Fee (* small children are free of charge), see the website for further details
Day Tickets for Bathing Facilities:Available (8:00 – 18:00)
Water Types:Simple acidic sulfur spring (hydrogen sulfide type)
Foreign Languages Accommodated:None
Address:181 Yumoto, Nasu Town, Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture
The corridor leading to the baths
The corridor leading to the baths
The women’s bathhouse
The women’s bathhouse