Day trip bathing travel journals to hot springs where we visited by train and bus

Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan

Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan

1551, Anabara, Tone-machi, Numata City, Gunma Pref.

The white Yunohana are fantastic! A 100% Flowing from the Source hot spring with a faint scent of sulfur, which is also called the best in Oigami Onsen

Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan indoor bath
Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan lobby Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan open-air bath Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan Yunohana (sinter)

A 100% Flowing from the Source hot spring using its own source. The hot water, which has an impressive white cotton-like Yunohana, has a weak alkaline and gentle texture. When you enter the bathing room, the faint scent of sulfur is pleasant.

A garden-style open-air bath surrounded by nature. You can enjoy the scenery of the four seasons, with fresh greenery or autumn leaves. In particular, the women's bath is sure to be healed in a bath with colorful roses floating on it.

In front of the entrance, there is a Japanese garden that takes advantage of the difference in height, and you can take a walk. A hot spring inn where you can feel comfortable here and there, such as the courtyard and the lobby.


Rating of access

1.0 pt(from Ueno)

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Area / Railway

Kanto Region
Gunma Pref.

JR Joetsu Line


Route from Tokyo (Ueno)
  • Ueno Sta.JR: 2 hrs 50 min Takasaki Line etc. - Joetsu Line¥ 2,640
  • Numata Sta.Walk: 3 hrs 51 min 17.8 km (11.1 mi) Max difference in elevation: 395 m (1296 ft)
  • Anabarayu Toshukan
Route from Tokyo (Ueno)
  • Ueno Sta.Shinkansen: 50 min Toki etc. Non-reserved seat¥ 4,940
  •  (Transfer at Takasaki Sta.)JR: 50 min Joetsu Line ¥ -
  • Numata Sta. Kan-etsu Kotsu Bus: 37 min Kamata Line ¥ 1,150
  • Oigami Onsen Bus StopWalk: 8 min 0.7 km (0.4 mi)
  • Anabarayu Toshukan
Route from Tokyo (Ikebukuro)
  • Ikebukuro Sta.Tobu: 1 hr 35 min Tojo Line ¥ 910
  • Yorii Sta.JR: 45 min Hachiko Line ¥ 1,340
  •  (Transfer at Takasaki Sta.)JR: 50 min Joetsu Line ¥ -
  • Numata Sta.Kan-etsu Kotsu Bus: 34 min Kamata Line ¥ 1,050
  • Ohara Oigami Iriguchi Bus StopWalk: 25 min 2 km (1.2 mi) Difference in elevation: -108 m (-354 ft)
  • Anabarayu Toshukan
Route from Tokyo (Ikebukuro)
  • Ikebukuro Sta.Tobu: 35 min Tojo Line ¥ 480
  • Kawagoe Sta. (west exit) Expressway bus: 1 hr 45 min Oze-go ¥ 2,400 - 2,800
  • Numata Inter Iriguchi (Dobashi) Bus StopKan-etsu Kotsu Bus: 19 min Kamata Line ¥ 810
  • Ohara Oigami Iriguchi Bus Stop Numata City Bus: 3 min Neri Oze-koko Line ¥ 200
  • Oigami Onsen Bus StopWalk: 5 min 0.4 km (0.2 mi)
  • Anabarayu Toshukan
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. (New South Gate) Walk: 2 min
  • Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
    (4th floor) Expressway bus: 3 hrs 27 - 52 min Oze-go ¥ 3,600 - 4,000
  • Fukiware-no-taki Bus Stop On-demand Bus: 10 min Northern Tone area ¥ 400
  • Oigami Onsen Bus StopWalk: 5 min 0.4 km (0.2 mi)
  • Anabarayu Toshukan
Routes from Tokyo
  • Ueno
  • JR
  • Numata
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 6 hrs 41 min ¥ 2,640

  • Ueno
  • Shinkansen
  • Takasaki
  • JR
  • Numata
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 25 min ¥ 6,090

  • Ikebukuro
  • Tobu
  • Yorii
  • JR
  • Numata
  • Bus
  • Ohara Oigami Iriguchi
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 4 hrs 09 min ¥ 3,300

  • Ikebukuro
  • Tobu
  • Kawagoe
  • Expressway bus
  • Numata Inter Iriguchi (Dobashi)
  • Bus
  • Ohara Oigami Iriguchi
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 47 min ¥ 3,890 - ¥ 4,290

  • Shinjuku
  • Expressway bus
  • Fukiware-no-taki
  • On-demand Bus
  • hot spring
  • 3 hrs 44 min - 4 hrs 09 min ¥ 4,000 - ¥ 4,400

  • The price of JR Express and normal Shinkansen is "Basic fare" plus "(Super) Express charge". (These are determined according to the distance.) "(Super) Express charge" has two types: Reserved seat and Non-reserved seat. Reserved seat charge adds ¥930 (during the busiest season), ¥730 (during the busy season), ¥530 (during the normal season) or ¥330 (during the off season) to Non-reserved seat charge. (For details, please refer to JR East_Ticketing and Busiest / Busy / Normal / Off season calendar.)
  • The Kan-etsu Kotsu Bus Kamata Line heads for Fukiware Falls, Katashina, and Oze from Numata Station through Ohara Oigami Iriguchi Bus Stop. From spring to autumn, some of the buses go through Oigami Onsen Bus Stop. (There are no buses via Oigami Onsen Bus Stop in winter.)
  • The Kan-etsu Kotsu Expressway Bus "Oze-go" operates from summer to autumn.
  • Oigami Onsen Bus Stop on the Kan-etsu Kotsu Bus and Oigami Onsen Bus Stop on the Numata City Bus Neri Oze-koko Line are different bus stops. To go to the Neri Oze-koko Line's Oigami Onsen Bus Stop from the Kan-etsu Kotsu's, go down the hill for about 300 m (984 ft) and turn left.
  • Numata City operates an on-demand bus service, which can be used by travelers. 400 yen per trip, closed on Sundays and public holidays, reservation required. However, the service area is divided into three areas: "Northern Tone Town", "Southern Tone Town and Shirasawa Town", and "Former Numata City", and cannot be used across different areas. In other words, you cannot go from Numata Station to Oigami Onsen by on-demand bus, so the situations where you can use it may be limited.
  • The above fares are based on cash. When using an IC card, the fares may differ slightly.
  • The above times and distances are approximate. Does not include transfering or waiting times.

How to get to Anabarayu Toshukan

(Directions from Ohara Oigami Iriguchi Bus Stop)
  1. Proceed in the direction of the bus and turn right at the traffic light (diagonally to the right)
  2. Go down the road and pass in front of Oigami Onsen Bus Stop
  3. T-junction to the right
  4. Cross the bridge along the road and turn right

bus stop: bus stop

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Travel journal of day trip bathing to hot spring


He is an orthodox hot springs lover and particular about quality of springs. He loves the hot springs flowing from the source, the hot water with a presence, and the rustic atmosphere.
He doesn't care much about quality of hot springs. He loves the open-air bath, and prefers hot springs that have visible features such as good views.

(→ Continuation from Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei)
This time, Nishi-san and Kita-san have been visiting to Oigami Onsen. After seeing Fukiware Falls, the two returned to Oigami Onsen, and then headed to "Anabarayu Toshukan".

Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan exterior


Oh, this is it. It's a pretty good Ryokan.

In front of the entrance, is this a Japanese garden? Is it possible to take a walk because there is a passage?

If we have time, let's walk after take a bath.

They've entered. After the reception, the two passe through the lobby and head for the bathing room immediately.

Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan undressing room

Undressing room

Oops!? The undressing room is like this ... It's surprisingly.

You put your clothes here. It's eccentric, or in short, it's strange ...

... Because it's round, the stability of the baggage is bad ... Rather than designing it like this, It would be better to line up normal lockers, I guess.


Enter the bathing room. There are two doors to the bathing room, which can be entered from either.

Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan indoor bath

Indoor bath

Oh, a rock tub! It's not bad, you know.

Hey, it smells a little sulfur. Good.

It's nice that the windows are big and bright. I feel that the bathtub is a little small.

Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan indoor bath

Indoor bath

They've got in the bathtub at once.

By the way, the temperature is ... well, it's just right.

Well, it's easy to get in.

The bathtub next is ... a little hot. But it's all acceptable.

Oh! These are! Amazing Yunohana!

The east bank of Katashina River was once called "Anabara Onsen" and was distinguished from Oigami Onsen.

Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan yunohana


Oh, really. It's big ... I thought Yunohana was like garbage, but it really looks like a flower.

Yeah, it's rare to see such a big and beautiful Yunohana ...

Next, they've gone to the open-air bath.

Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan open-air bath

Open-air bath

Well, it looks like a Japanese garden, doesn't it?

Exactly. It feels pretty good. There are a lot of Yunohana in this.

The temperature is just right, too. It's not large, but the scenery isn't bad, and this is nice. You can take a long bath.

And the weather is nice today.

Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan open-air bath

Open-air bath

Nishi-san and Kita-san enjoyed the greenery of the mountain and the hot water of Oigami Onsen. After taking a bath, take a break in the lobby.

Phew, it was so paradise.

Exactly. It was a nice hot spring as rumored. Especially Yunohana.

Well, the impression of Yunohana has changed.

Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan lobby


In the lobby, the sloping summer sunshine shining through the windows reflects off the table, is illuminating the ceiling and walls like a spotlight.

And, it's quite calm, this lobby too.

Exactly. I don't want to move anymore.

Nishi-san and Kita-san decided to take a walk in the Japanese garden in front of the entrance for the next time, and they decided to relax on the sofa in the lobby.

(August 2018)

Japanese word "Yunohana" means "Flowers of hot water".

Impression & rating

The hot water is flowing from the source and is mild and has a faint sulfur smell. The beautiful cotton-like Yunohana is worthy of a special mention.

3.5 pt

Impression & rating

The open-air bath is quite cozy. Because the bathtub is a little small, it is recommended to visit at a time when it is not crowded.

3.0 pt

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The Onsen facility

1151-1, Anabara, Tone-machi, Numata City, Gunma Pref.
domestic: 0278-56-3024
international: +81-278-56-3024
Anabarayu Toshukan
Bathing time for day trip
15:00 - 19:00
Regular holiday
Irregular holidays (day trip bathing may not be possible during the busy season)
Currently, day-trip bathing is not possible due to the COVID-19.
Adults: ¥ 600 / Children: ¥ 300
Gender-separated indoor bath, Gender-separated open-air bath
No lockers in the undressing room

The hot spring data
(According to hot spring analysis report etc.)

(Analysis date: Nov. 1, 2004)

Spring quality
Alkaline simple hot spring (Hypotonic Weak alkaline High temperature spring)
Oigami No.1 spring
50.7 ℃ (123.3 ℉)
? L / min
(According to the bulletin board in the hall, 80 L / min)
pH value
Total ingredients
0.54 g/kg

Today's Sweets

Confectionery workshop Kashinoki's Baumkuchen

Confectionery workshop Kashinoki's Baumkuchen

This is Baumkuchen of the Confectionery workshop "Kashinoki" in the city of Numata. I don't know if it's been since the writer Banana YOSHIMOTO praised it, but it's a fairly famous shop. So, I don't think it's necessary to introduce it here, but when you eat a bite, the aroma of rum spreads and it's delicious. When you come to Numata, it's a good idea to stop by.

(from ¥ 700) ( Confectionery workshop Kashinoki)

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