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

Takedanosato Hakusan-onsen

Takedanosato Hakusan-onsen

1809-1, Nabeyama, Kamiyama-cho, Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Pref.

Countless Yunohana dance in the bathtub that shining leaf green. You can enjoy not only the hot water but also the art. This onsen is known to those in the know.

Hakusan-onsen indoor bath
Hakusan-onsen exterior Hakusan-onsen indoor bath Hakusan-onsen open-air bath

The bathtub where the hot water constantly flowing has a radiant leaf green color. Countless yunohana dance in it.

The indoor bath, which has a large window in two directions, has plenty of light and is bright and clean. From the outdoor bath, you can see Mt. Yatsugatake and Mt. Kayagatake.

Paintings are hung in the entrance hall, making it a little gallery. If you appreciate it after the bath, you can relax to your heart.


Rating of access

1.5 pt(from Shinjuku)

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Area / Railway

Koshinetsu Region
Yamanashi Pref.

JR Chuo Line


Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. Keio: 1 hr Keio Line ¥ 370
  • Takao Sta.JR: 2 hrs Chuo Line ¥ 1,690
  • Nirasaki Sta.Walk: 40 min 3 km (1.9 mi) Difference in elevation: 74 m (243 ft)
  • Hakusan-onsen
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta.JR: 2 hrs 55 min Chuo Line ¥ 2,640
  • Nirasaki Sta.Walk: 2 min
  • Nirasaki Area Infomation Center Bicycle rental: 20 min ¥ 200 or ¥ 600
    3 km (1.9 mi)
  • Hakusan-onsen
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. JR express: 1 hr 50 min Azusa etc. Reserved seat¥ 4,220
  • Nirasaki Sta. Nirasaki City Bus: 12 min Enno Line (for Kamitsuburaiue) ¥ 200
  • Nirasaki Omura Bijutsukan-mae Bus StopWalk: 2 min 0.1 km (0.1 mi)
  • Hakusan-onsen
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. (New South Gate) Walk: 2 min
  • Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
    (4th floor) Expressway bus: 2 hrs 10 min Kofu Ryuo Line ¥ 2,200
  • Kofu Sta.JR: 15 min Chuo Line ¥ 240
  • Nirasaki Sta. Nirasaki City Bus: 10 min Bound for Shakai Fukushi Mura ¥ 170
  • Nabeyama-shimo Bus StopWalk: 7 min 0.5 km (0.3 mi)
  • Hakusan-onsen
Route from Tokyo (Shinjuku)
  • Shinjuku Sta. (New South Gate) Walk: 2 min
  • Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
    (4th floor) Expressway bus: 2 hrs 07 min Suwa Okaya Line ¥ 2,400
  • Chuodo Nirasaki Bus StopWalk: 37 min 3 km (1.9 mi) Difference in elevation: -77 m (-253 ft)
  • Nirasaki Sta.Taxi: 10 min about ¥ 1,200
    3 km (1.9 mi)
  • Hakusan-onsen
Routes from Tokyo
  • Shinjuku
  • Keio
  • Takao
  • JR
  • Nirasaki
  • Walk
  • hot spring
  • 3 hrs 40 min ¥ 2,060

  • Shinjuku
  • JR
  • Nirasaki
  • Bicycle rental
  • hot spring
  • 3 hrs 17 min ¥ 2,840 or ¥ 3,240

  • Shinjuku
  • JR express
  • Nirasaki
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 04 min ¥ 4,420

  • Shinjuku
  • Expressway bus
  • Kofu
  • JR
  • Nirasaki
  • Bus
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 44 min ¥ 2,610

  • Shinjuku
  • Expressway bus
  • Chuodo Nirasaki
  • Walk
  • Nirasaki
  • Taxi
  • hot spring
  • 2 hrs 56 min ¥ 3,600

  • The price of JR Express is "Base fare" plus "Express charge". (These are determined according to the distance.) In case of JR Express on Chuo Line, "Express charge" has two types: "Reserved seat" and "Undecided seat". Both have the same charge, which do not change depending on the season. However, the price will vary depending on where you buy. (Internet < Station < Inside the car). If you have an "Undecided seat" ticket, you can sit in any vacant seat, but you have no priority. So, if someone comes who has a "Reserved seat" ticket for the seat you are sitting, you have to give up the seat to him / her.
  • The Area Information Outgoing Center that runs the bicycle rental business is located at the Nirasaki Citizens Exchange Center NICORI, which is on the left when you leave Nirasaki Station. Closed on the third monday (next day if it's public holiday), 9:00-19:00, regular bicycle (¥200) and electric assisted bicycle (¥600), Deposit ¥1,000, Inquiry: 0551-23-6886
  • Of the Nirasaki City Bus Enno Line and Shakai Fukushi Mura Line, pick up from Nirasaki Station to Nirasaki Omura Bijutsukanmae, as shown in the table below. (★ is not operated on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and New Year's holidays)
    routeNirasaki Sta.Nabeyama-shimoNirasaki Omura Bijutsukan-mae
    routeNirasaki Omura Bijutsukan-maeNabeyama-shimoNirasaki Sta.
     (Buses before 10:00 are omitted)

    September 1, 2021 Revision

  • 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 Hakusan-onsen

(from Nirasaki Sta. to Takeda Bridge)
  1. When you leave the station, go to the right and go through the tracks
  2. Enter the path to the right of the shrine gate
  3. Go left on the shopping street
  4. Turn right at T-junction (Honcho intersection)
  5. Turn left at the next traffic light after the "City Hall East" intersection. The big bridge is Takeda Bridge

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(Directions from Takeda Bridge)
  1. Cross Takeda Bridge and go straight up the hill
  2. After going up the road for about 1.2 km (0.7 mi), turn right at the T-junction (at Nabeyamashimo Bus Stop)
  3. Turn left at the information sign. Nirasaki Omura Museum next to Hakusan-onsen

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 Nirasaki Asahi-onsen)
On a sunny day in April, Nishi-san and Kita-san have come to Nirasaki for a day trip to the hot springs. It is a Nirasaki Onsen Tour by bicycle rental. In the morning, they go to Nirasaki Asahi-onsen, and they are heading to Hakusan-onsen in the afternoon.

Dairinji Temple in Nirasaki, Yamanashi

Dairinji Temple

The two went up the Asahi Bypass northward, and passed in front of Dairinji Temple.

Sakura along Shirasawa River in Nirasaki, Yamanashi

Sakura along Shirasawa River

Pass the T-junction at Nabeyamashimo and cross the Shirasawa River, and Hakusan-onsen is right there.

Dairinji is a temple built on the trace of AMARI's mansion, who served as the retainer of the TAKEDA family for generations.

Hakusan-onsen entrance sign Hakusan-onsen entrance sign

Slowly pedaling while watching the spring scenery, they arrived at Hakusan-onsen soon.

Hakusan-onsen exterior


We've arrived. It didn't take long unexpectedly.

It's a peaceful place.

So clean and green, you know.

It may be because there is an art museum, but it's quiet and calm.

Hakusan-onsen entrance hall

Entrance hall

Nishi-san and Kita-san glanced at the paintings on display at the entrance hall, then went to the bathing room at once.

Hakusan-onsen indoor bath

Indoor bath

Wow, the windows are big and bright.

The water here is also greenish. In short, this whole area may be like that.

The water is not too hot. This is just right.

Men's and women's baths are changed every month. Men's bath at this time is on the left (north side).

Hakusa-onsen hot water spout and bathtub

Hot water spout and bathtub

Oh! Yunohana is amazing! It's rare that there are so many Yunohana.

Yunohana? Oh, is this so? I thought it was dust.

It's not dust.

Even if it's just dust, when it's called Yunohana, it's kind of grateful. Names are important, you know.

So it's not dust ...

The thermometer in the bathtub was 40℃ (104 ℉).

Next, they went to an open-air bath.

Hakusan-onsen open-air bath

Open-air bath

After all it is unsatisfactory without an open-air bath.

It's not spacious, but a good open-air bath.

The view is good too. What's that spiky mountain?

Nishi-san and Kita-san enjoyed the hot spring water of Hakusan-onsen and came to the break room after the bath.

Hakusan-onsen break room

Break room

... Is this a dining room?

True, ordinary a 3-bedroom house, you know. But it also has a microwave, and may be convenient.

Does it mean to relax like your own home?

The windows through which the soft spring light shined, and the tiredness of climbing up the hill by bicycle invited sleepiness. Nishi-san and Kita-san decided to relax, sipping coffee, and thought that a hot spring trip like this was not bad.

(April 2013)

From the open-air bath, you can see the glittering night view of Nirasaki City.

"That spiky mountain" is probably "Akadake", the highest peak of Yatsugatake. Maybe.

There is a kitchen and it has an electric kettle besides the microwave, and a vending machine for instant ramen too.

Impression & rating

The green bathtub illuminated by the light from the large windows is beautiful. Hot water with yunohana is also very good.

2.5 pt

Impression & rating

It's not gorgeous, but it's a hot spring where you can feel rich. The break room is cozy and relaxing.

3.0 pt

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The Onsen facility

1809-1, Nabeyama, Kamiyama-machi, Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Pref.
domestic: 0551-22-5050
international: +81-551-22-5050
Web Site
Bathing hours
10:00 - 21:00
Regular holiday
Adults: ¥ 700 / 3 years old - Elementary school students: ¥ 500
Gender-separated indoor bath, Gender-separated open-air bath

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

(Nov. 8, 2004)

Spring quality
Sodium - Chloride / Hydrogen carbonate spring (Hypotonic Weak alkaline High temperature spring)
1785-2, Aza-Kamikoji, Nabeyama, Kamiyama-machi, Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Pref.
45.5 ℃ (113.9 ℉)
[air temperature: 18.0 ℃ (64.4 ℉)]
216.8 L / min (Pumping)
pH value
Total ingredients
1.339 g / kg
Slightly turbid brown, golden smell

Today's Detour

Sakura on Wanizuka
Sakura on Wanizuka Sakura on Wanizuka

Sakura on Wanizuka

There is a cherry blossom called "Wanizuka-no-Sakura" about a dozen minutes walk from Hakusan-onsen. It is said that it is Edohigan-Sakura about 320 years old. When you visit Hakusan-onsen in early April, I recommend you to go and see.
(→ Yamanashi Tourism Organization website _ Sakura on Wanizuka)

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