Where are the top 5 best hot springs or Onsens in Gunma? They are Kusatsu Hot Springs , Ikaho Hot Springs , Manza Hot Springs , Minakami Hot Springs , and Shima Hot Springs .
Most of them are about 4 hours away from Tokyo, either by train or bus. So, they're great for an overnight trip destination. You can enjoy relaxing in the hot springs and the atmosphere of a small onsen town. You should also try staying in a traditional Japanese hotel called a Ryokan while you're at it.
Minakami Hot Springs
Minakami Onsen is a popular and famous place to enjoy the hot springs. There are several hot spring sources that dot the mountains in the area. Some areas are developed into tourist spots with many large hotels and others are smaller more secluded hot springs.
|Address||Yubara, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, Gunma (Minakami Onsen)|
|Access||・ About 10 minutes on foot from Minakami Station on JR Joetsu Line
・ About 5 minutes by car from Minakami IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
Shima Hot Springs
Legend says that the deity of the mountain gave 40,000 hot springs to a man for his steadfast religious faith. Thus comes the name of this hot springs, Shima Onsen meaning 40,000 hot springs.
|Address||Shima Onsen, Nakanojo, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma|
|Access||・ About 25 minutes by taxi from Nakanojo Station on the JR Line
・ About 225 minutes by bus from Tokyo Station (3,100 yen) http://global.kan-etsu.net/en/express/shima.html