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

Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei

Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei

1519-4, Oyo, Tone-machi, Numata City, Gunma Pref.

Relax in the atmosphere of the open-air bath surrounded by trees in the forest. Cozy "Japan's prettiest day-trip hot spring"

Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei open-air bath
Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei waterfall shower Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei open-air bath Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei flag

The open-air bath is made by a professional gardener in Kyoto. Surrounded by forest trees, it creates an atmosphere like a Japanese garden. It is also convincing to call it "Japan's prettiest day-trip hot spring."

The inside of the building, made of bright wood, has a moderately relaxed atmosphere. The special dishes that make use of local ingredients are reputed to be delicious, and there are not many restaurants in Oigami Onsen, so it is quite useful.

Oigami Onsen is a historic hot spring resort with the legend of the god of Mt. Akagi (large snake). It is famous for the morning market, which is said to be the best in the Kanto region, and the Large Snake Festival, which is held in May every year.

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The jacuzzi is in "Taninoyu", and the waterfall shower and lying-down bath are in "Takinoyu". "Taninoyu" and "Takinoyu" change daily for men's and women's. (Sometimes it doesn't change.)


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 50 min 17.7 km (11 mi) Max difference in elevation: 395 m (1296 ft)
  • Yumotohanatei
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: 7 min 0.6 km (0.4 mi)
  • Yumotohanatei
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: 24 min 1.9 km (1.2 mi) Difference in elevation: -108 m (-354 ft)
  • Yumotohanatei
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: 4 min 0.3 km (0.2 mi)
  • Yumotohanatei
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: 4 min 0.3 km (0.2 mi)
  • Yumotohanatei
Routes from Tokyo
  • Ueno
  • JR
  • Numata
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 6 hrs 40 min ¥ 2,640

  • Ueno
  • Shinkansen
  • Takasaki
  • JR
  • Numata
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 24 min ¥ 6,090

  • Ikebukuro
  • Tobu
  • Yorii
  • JR
  • Numata
  • Bus
  • Ohara Oigami Iriguchi
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 4 hrs 08 min ¥ 3,300

  • Ikebukuro
  • Tobu
  • Kawagoe
  • Expressway bus
  • Numata Inter Iriguchi (Dobashi)
  • Bus
  • Ohara Oigami Iriguchi
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 46 min ¥ 3,890 - ¥ 4,290

  • Shinjuku
  • Expressway bus
  • Fukiware-no-taki
  • On-demand Bus
  • hot spring
  • 3 hrs 43 min - 4 hrs 08 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 Yumotohanatei

(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 on the 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.

Today, Nishi-san and Kita-san have been visiting Oigami Onsen in Gunma Prefecture. Oigami Onsen is a hot spring resort in the mountains where more than a dozen inns gather together across the Katashina River on the way from Numata to Oze and Nikko. For the time being, Nishi-san and Kita-san head to "Yumotohanatei", which is open from a relatively early time.

Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei flag


Oh, that's right, Yumotohanatei.

It says "Japan's prettiest day-trip hot spring" ... Doesn't they exaggerate? Is it really?

Well ... But as far as I can see from the outside, it doesn't look very good ...

Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei exterior


They've got in Yumotohanatei. To reach the bathing room, go down the stairs from the first floor.

The atmosphere inside is not bad. It's so bright and clean.

Exactly. It's not too luxurious and not too poor, in short, it's just the right place.

Today's men's bath is "Takinoyu".


Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei Takinoyu indoor bath

Takinoyu Indoor bath

Oh! The windows are big! The outside looks like a forest, and the scenery is so beautiful!

Then, do you certify it as "Japan's prettiest day-trip hot spring"?

Hmm ... No, it's still pretty, but I can't certify it as the best in Japan.

They enter the bathtub for the time being.

Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei hot water spout in Takinoyu indoor bath

Hot water spout in Takinoyu indoor bath

Yeah, it's a good hot water.

Well ... but it seems like it has a slight chlorine odor ...

So? If you don't care, you won't care.

That's the case, but I thought it was a sulfur spring, but it doesn't have as many features as I thought ... Oh, but there are a few Yunohana ...

Next, they will go to the open-air bath.

Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei Takinoyu open-air bath

Takinoyu Open-air bath

Wow! It's great!

Exactly! It's so tasteful.

I feel that the design has a good taste. This is so pretty.

Then, do you certify it as "Japan's prettiest day-trip hot spring"?

Hmm ... No, it's still so pretty, but I can't certify it as the best in Japan yet.

Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei waterfall shower in Takinoyu open-air bath

Waterfall shower in Takinoyu open-air bath

"Takinoyu" has a rocks bathtub, a shallow bathtub and a waterfall shower. Nishi-san and Kita-san have gone through them all.

Yeah, the view from here is the best.

Oigami Onsen Yumotohanatei Takinoyu open-air bath

Takinoyu Open-air bath

Oh, sure, the green outside is nice.

The hot water is just right, and the open-air bath with a view of this scenery is the best, you know.

Then, do you certify it as "Japan's prettiest day-trip hot spring"?

Hmm ... I certify it as "Maybe Japan's prettiest day-trip hot spring".

Aside from whether it's prettiest in Japan or not, Nishi-san and Kita-san slowly enjoyed the open-air bath at Yumotohanatei while gazing at the greenery of mountain in summer.

The bathing rooms of Yumotohanatei are called "Taninoyu" and "Takinoyu". They are change daily for men's and women's.

Fukiware Falls

Fukiware Falls

Before going to the hot spring facility for the next, they decided to make a little side trip to "Fukiware Falls". Fukiware Falls is located on the promenade in the gorge carved by the Katashina River. Nishi-san and Kita-san got cool down for a while with the splashing water and the breeze across the summer mountains.
(→ Continue to Oigami Onsen Anabarayu Toshukan)

(August 2018)

Fukiware Falls is a waterfall where water flows down from three sides toward a crack in a flat rock. You can get up close to the top of the waterfall if you are confident that you will not slip.

Impression & rating

Exactly a pretty hot spring facility. The hot water is not as characteristic as I expected, but it is in good condition for circulation.

1.5 pt

Impression & rating

The design of the open-air bath has a good taste. The view is beautiful, so it is recommended for those who like open-air baths.

3.5 pt

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The Onsen facility

1519-4, Oyo, Tone-machi, Numata City, Gunma Pref.
domestic: 0278-56-4126
international: +81-278-56-4126
Bathing time
April to November [Everyday] 11:00 - 19:00 (Last entry at 18:00) December to March [Weekday] 12:00 - 19:00 (Last entry at 18:00) [Sat., Sun., Holiday] 12:00 - 20:00 (Last entry at 19:00)
Regular holiday
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, New Year holidays
(Sometimes it's temporarily closed.) For information on temporary closures, see the notice from Yumotohanatei _ Information)
Adults: ¥ 1,000 / Elementary school students: ¥ 300 / 6 years or younger: Free of charge
Gender-separated indoor bath, Gender-separated open-air bath, Footbath (Summer only)
Shoe box and valuables locker beside the stairs require 100 yen coin (return type), Undressing room locker requires 100 yen coin for a fee

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

(Survey date: Sep. 11, 2013)

Spring quality
Simple sulfur spring (Hypotonic Weak alkaline Hot spring)
Oigami Onsen No.2 spring
Spring out spot
1519, Aza-Shinpei, Oyo, Tone-machi, Numata City, Gunma Pref. (Water sampling from the hot water tank overflow pipe)
41.5 ℃ (106.7 ℉)
[air temperature: 22 ℃ (71.6 ℉)]
140 L / min (Pumping)
pH value
Total ingredients
0.44 g / kg
Slightly cloudy, with floating material, with hydrogen sulfide odor

Today's Bento

Torihei's Joshu Goyo Torimeshi Matsu-bento
The appearance of Torihei's Joshu Goyo Torimeshi Matsu-bento The whole of Torihei's Joshu Goyo Torimeshi Matsu-bento

Torihei's Joshu Goyo Torimeshi (Matsu-bento)

(Purchased at Torihei Numata location)

Torihei's Torimeshi, which is called "A comfort food for Gunma people". ("Torimeshi" means "chicken rice".) It seems that there is no one who does not know if you are from Gunma. There are two types of Torimeshi bento, "Take" and "Matsu". "Take" has chicken breast, and "Matsu" is chicken breast and thigh meat spread on rice, and a special sauce is applied. I think that the thick sauce with soy sauce is a favorite seasoning for people in the Kanto region.

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Rice, Chicken (breast meat, thigh meat), Pickles, Peppers cucumber, Salt pickled plum

(¥ 830) ( Torihei)

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