Nagiso is home to a variety of onsen (hot springs), including the Fukibata Highlands onsen area, the Nagiso onsen area, and Kakizore onsen. Thanks to this, visitors can soak in a variety of different spring waters, each with its own invigorating qualities: the Nagiso onsen area, for example, is home to alkaline hot springs, while the Fukibatake onsen area is home to sulphurous alkaline springs, and the Kakizore onsen boasts spring water rich in (perfectly harmless, of course) radon.
Several of these onsen facilities do not require an overnight stay to enjoy the hot springs, instead allowing ”higaeri onsen” - hot spring day trips. So if you’re feeling tired after a long hike, or just wishing to see what all the fuss is about, there are always plenty of options.
Fukibata Highlands Onsen Area:
* Takimi Onsen Inn (滝見温泉 滝見の家) → Website 0264-58-2165
Surrounded by nature in the mountains of Kiso. Enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine and natural hot springs. 10 minutes from Tsumago-juku by car* Hotel Fukinomori (富貴の森温泉 ホテル富貴の森)→ Website 0264-58-2288
Relax among the mountain views, and take in the changing colors of the seasons in both indoor and open-air baths. Our hinoki cypress bathtubs and rejuvenating spring waters ensure a blissful experience for any traveller.
Nagiso Onsen Area:
* Hotel Kisoji → Website (Japanese only) 0264-58-1236
Surrounded by the mountains of Kiso, our open-air baths make use of the finest quality, mineral-rich spring water.
* Yakiyama no Yu → Website (Japanese only) 0264-57-2655
A secluded hot spring in Kakizore Gorge that can be enjoyed throughout all four seasons.