Kusatsu Onsen

Shima Onsen

Shima Area

It is a quiet onsen resort which is located along the clear water of Shima River. The hot spring, which takes its name from the word "shima", meaning "40,000", is said to cure 40,000 types of illness. The traditional ambiance with a nostalgic charm is very popular among visitors. In recent years, Shima Onsen has become famous for its ryokan, which served as one of the models for the onsen ryokan in the full-length animated movie, "Spirited Away."
There are many day spas within the area of the onsen resort including Seiryu no Yu, located at the entrance to Shima Onsen, with an open-air bath along the Shima River where you can enjoy the scenery of the seasons.

Basic Information

  • Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 
  • Mapcode: 554 033 878*10
  • ・ About 40 minutes by bus from Nakanojo Station on JR Agatsuma Line
    ・ About 65 minutes by car from Shibukawa-Ikaho IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
    [To Shima Seiryu no Yu]
    ・ Take the Kan-etsu Kotsu Bus from Platform 1 at the Nakanojo Station on the JR Agatsuma Line headed for Shima-onsen for about 25 minutes. Get off at Seiryunoyu-iriguchi.
  • ▼Spring quality: Sodium, calcium-chloride, sulfate spring
    ・For bathing: Gastrointestinal disorders, neuralgia, skin conditions, scrapes, cuts, and atopic dermatitis
    ・For drinking: Gastrointestinal disorders and increasing appetite
    ▼Shima Seiryu no Yu
    ・ Hours: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    ・ Parking: Free (30 cars)
    ・ Admission (2 hours): 500 yen
    ・ Closed: Forth Wednesday
  • Final day of update: April 3, 2020

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