Planning to visit Toyama? You should go to a hot spring while you’re there. Below are the top 5 hot springs in Toyama.
While Unazuki Hot Springs and Kuronagi Hot Springs are places you can visit while visiting the famous Kurobe Dam, Omaki Hot Springs is a place you can only get to by boat. And there’s only 1 hotel there, so make sure to make reservations if you want to visit this hidden away oasis.
Unazuki Hot Springs (Onsen)
Unazuki Onsen is the first stop on the Kurobe Gorge Railway, so why not visit on your way to Kurobe Dam. You can enjoy the hot springs and you can also try the locally brewed beer using the water from the Kurobe River.
|Address||Unazuki Onsen, Kurobe-shi, Toyama|
|Access||From Tokyo, get on the Shinkansen “Hakutaka” bound for Kanazawa and get off at Kurobe Unazuki station. Walk (9 min) to Shin-Kurobe station on the Toyama Chitetsu Line, get on till Unazuki Onsen station.|
Himi Hot Springs Village
Himi Hot Spring Village is located in the Noto Peninsula Quasi-National Park. The waters here good for your skin, giving you smooth skin as well as effective for cuts, burns, and chronic skin diseases. You can relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the Tateyama mountain range.
|Address||Ao, Himi, Toyama|
|Access||From Tokyo, take the Shinkansen “Kagayaki” bound for Kanazawa and get off at Toyama station. Change lines to the Ainokaze-Toyama line and get off at Takaoka station. Change lines to the JR Himi line until Himi station. It’s a 10 min. walk from there.|
Kuronagi Hot Springs (Onsen)
Kuronagi hot springs is located in the depths of Kurobe valley. You cannot reach Kuronagi Onsen by car, only by Kurobe Gorge Railway. And the hot springs is closed in the winter because the railway is not operational during the period of snow.
|Address||Kuronagi, Unazuki-machi, Toyama|
|Access||Get on the Kurobe Kyouku Tetsudo Line from Unazuki station and get off at Kuronagi station. After getting off, walk through the tunnel along the railroad and head for the road taking you to the second Kuronagi power plant.|
Omaki Hot Springs (Onsen)
A hidden Japanese inn on the slopes of the Komaki Dam along the Shogawa River. It can only be reached by boat so the trip itself is like an unforgettable adventure. Soak in Omaki hot springs and relax in this area surrounded by nature.
|Address||Togamuraomaki, Nanto-shi, Toyama|
|Access||From Tokyo, take the Shinkansen “Kagayaki” to Toyama station. Then take the Ainokaze Toyama Tetsudo and get off at Takaoka station. From the north exit bus terminal, get on the bus bound for Komaki dam (1h 15 min). At Komaki Dam, get on the Shogawa pleasure boat for Omaki onsen (30 min)|
Kasuga Hot Springs Village
Kasuga Hot Springs Village is a small village near the Jintsukyo Canyon. The hot springs source is in the ground along the canyon. In the spring, cherry blossoms bloom throughout the area, providing a magical view. The autumn leaves and the snowy winter scenery also are wonderful to see here.
|Address||Kasuga, Toyama-shi, Toyama|
|Access||From Tokyo, get on the Shinkansen “Hakutaka” until Toyama station. From there, get on the JR Takayama main line until Sasazu Station. It’s a 10 min. walk from there.|