Shiobara Hot Springs Village

Shiobara is the second largest hot spring area in Tochigi. This quiet mountain village became a popular destination for scholars during the Meiji Period. Shiobara-onsen-kyo Hot Spring Village is located slightly to the southwest of Nasu along the Shiobara Valley at the upper reaches of the Houki-gawa River, and is commonly known simply as “Shiobara’s Eleven Hot Springs” due to the presence of eleven hot spring sources.

The valley, which offers spectacular views, particularly when the autumn tints are at their best, is also known for its two suspension bridges: the 320-meter Momiji-dai Suspension Bridge at the mouth of the Village, and the Mikaeri-no-Tsuribashi Suspension Bridge (literally “the bridge of retrospection”) along the promenade. Mikaeri-no-taki Falls is a well-known scenic spot.

On January 1, 2005 Shiobara town (Shiobara-machi) was merged with the town of Nishinasuno, also from Nasu District, and the old city of Kuroiso, to form the new Nasushiobara city (Nasushiobara-shi).


Located on the Hokigawa River, Shiobara Onsen was discovered over 800 years ago. You’ll find eleven different hot springs, each with a different mineral content, throughout the resort area. The most popular outdoor onsens are located along the river. There are also several hiking and walking trails. For a thrill, take a stroll across one of the suspension bridges that cross the river. Momijidani O-tsuribasi is the longest suspension bridge in Japan of its kind. This is also a popular place for skiers and snowboarders in winter.

There are fifty-five monuments throughout the city dedicated to renowned Japanese authors and their work. Take a walk around Myounji Temple and the ‘Forest of Literature.’ Other places of interest include the Ozaki Koyo Monument and the Natsume Soseki Monument. Ozaki Koyo was a famous author from the Meiji Period who wrote about a character in Shiobara, thus adding to the popularity of the town. Natsume Soseki also wrote during the Meiji Period. His widely read classics, “I Am a Cat” and “Bo-chan” have been enjoyed by generations.

Yuppo no Sato Hot Springs Spa in Shiobara Hot Springs Village is a top-class Japanese wooden footpath facility located at the center of the Shiobara Hot Spring Resort, which boasts abundant quantities of hot water. It consists of a gable-roofed administration building and a footpath gallery encircling an oval pond in the center. It is characterized by a structure that assembled from delicate wood elements with no large cross-section members.

  • Shiobara Hot Springs Hotel Association Address: 675-9 Shiobara, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2921, Japan Tel: +81-287-32-2248 Fax: +81-287-32-

    E-Mail: i…@siobara.or.jp

    Shiobara Hot Springs Sightseeing and Accommodation Information,
    Agri-Pal Reservation Center
    Address: 422 Sekiya, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2801, Japan Tel: +81-287-34-1211 Fax: +81-287-34-1212

    Website: http://www.siobara.or.jp/e_top.htm

  • Shiobara Onsen Visitor Center Address: 400 Shiobara, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2921, Japan Tel/Fax: 0287-32-3050 JR Nasushiobara Station Reservation: TEL. 0287-62-5151 Tobu Kinugawa Onsen Station Reservation: TEL. 0288-76-1778 JR Bus Kanto Nishinasuno Branch, Phone: 0287-36-0109 Shiobara Jidousya Taxi, Phone: 0287-32-2801 Kinugawa Nikko Kotsu Taxi, Phone: 0288-77-1005

    Website: http://www.siobara.or.jp/vc/

  • Nasu-Shiobara City (Nasushiobara-shi) Government Office Shiobara branch tourism section Address: 675-9 Shiobara, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2293, Japan Tel: 0287-32-2913, 0287-32-2914, 0287-35-2511 Fax: 0287-32-3886, 0287-34-1100

    Website: http://www.city.nasushiobara.lg.jp/211/2173/index.html

  • Nishinasuno Town (Nishinasuno-machi) Tourist Association Address: 2-3 Atago-cho, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2725, Japan Tel: 0287-37-5107 Fax: 0287-37-5116

    E-Mail: n-sa…@city.nasushiobara.lg.jp

    Website: http://www2.city.nasushiobara.lg.jp/kankou/nishinasuno/

  • Kuroiso City (Kuroiso-shi) Tourist Association Address: 108-2 Kyokonsha, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 325-0027, Japan Tel: 0287-62-7155

    Website: http://www.kuroiso-kankou.org/

  • Hunter Mt. Shiobara – Ski & Snow Resort
  • Kotarogafuchi Pool

    Address: 1436 Shiobara, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2921, Japan

    Tel: 0287-32-2246

  • Yonoka Shiobara Road Station (Agripal-Shiobara Road Station)

    Address: 442 Sekiya, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2801, Japan Tel: 0287-35-4401 Fax: 0287-35-4402

    Website: http://agripal-shiobara.com/info/

  • Otome Waterfall

    Address: 703 Itamuro, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan Tel: 0287-63-7155, 0287-62-7156 Fax: 0287-62-7223

    Website: http://www.city.nasushiobara.lg.jp/kankou/2200/002572.html

  • Meiji no Mori/Kuroiso Road Station

    Address: 27-2455 Aoki, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 325-0103, Japan Tel: 0287-63-0399

    Website: http://www.city.nasushiobara.lg.jp/169/001922.html

  • Numappara Glassland (Numappara Shitsugen)

    Address: Itamuro, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 325-0111 , Japan Tel: 0287-62-7155, 0287-62-7156

    Website: http://www.city.nasushiobara.lg.jp/kankou/2200/002575.html

  • Miyama Dam/Lake

    Address: Momura, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2921, Japan Tel: 0287-62-7156, 0287-62-7155

    Website: http://www.city.nasushiobara.lg.jp/kankou/2200/002567.html

  • Yuppo no Sato Hot Springs

    Address: 602-1 Shiobara, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2921, Japan Tel: 0287-32-3101 Fax: 0287-32-3102

    Website: http://www.ashiyu.jp/

  • Ryuka Waterfall, Hoko/Hekireki Waterfalls, Nanatsuiwa Suspension Bridge and Kurenai Bridge
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    Address: Shiobara, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2921, Japan

    Tel: 287-32-2914, 0287-32-3050, 0287-32-4000

  • Nasunogahara Park Observation Tower

    Address: 801-3 Senbonmatsu, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2747, Japan

    Phone: +81 287-36-1220

  • Nogi Park and Nogi Jinja Shrine

    Address: 795 Ishibayashi, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2711, Japan Tel: 0287-36-1194 Fax: 0287-37-4928

    Website: http://www.nasu-nogijinja.jp/

  • Healing Museum Nasu

    Address: 107 Momura, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 325-0115, Japan Tel: 0287-69-7220

    Website: http://www.healingmuseum-nasu.com/

  • Momijidani Suspension Bridge in Takahara Forestry

    Address: 1425-60 Sekiya, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2801, Japan Tel: 0287-34-1037 Fax: 0287-34-1038

    Website: http://www.takahara-shinrin.or.jp/

  • Myoun-ji Temple in Shiobara Onsen

    Address: 665 Shiobara, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2921, Japan Tel: 0287-32-2313

    Website: http://www.siobara.or.jp/botan.stm

  • Tengaiwa Rock

    Address: Shiobara, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2921, Japan Tel: 0287-32-3050

    Website: http://shiobara.shokokai-tochigi.or.jp/chiiki-kanko.html

  • Karasugamori park

    Address: 636 Sankucho, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2745, Japan Tel: 0287-37-5107

    Website: http://www2.city.nasushiobara.lg.jp/kankou/nishinasuno/

  • Mikaeri Suspension Bridge

    Address: Shiobara Valley Line, Sekiya, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2801, Japan

    Tel: 0287-32-4000, 0287-32-3050, 0287-32-2914

  • Hakonomori Play Park For kids fun, campground and Hot springs

    Address: Nakashiobara, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2924, Japan Tel: 0287-32-3018 Fax: 0287-32-3047

    Website: http://www.moribox.jp/

  • Sekiya Folk Museum/Sekiya Kyodoshi Museum

    Address: 448-1 Sekiya, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2801, Japan Tel: 0287-35-4370

    Website: http://www.city.nasushiobara.lg.jp/162/166/001898.html

  • Mikaeri Waterfall

    Address: Sekiya, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 329-2801, Japan

    Tel: 0287-32-2914, 0287-32-2911

  • Mount Sanbon Yari (Sanbon Yari dake/ Sanbon-yari-gatake)

    Sanbon-yari-gatake is 1917m high,but top is very flat, that is highest peak of Nasu mountain. You can see from Nikko,Hiuchiga-take,Azuma-mountain,Bandai-san and many others from top of the peak. “Yari” means “spear” in Japanese, which is a very appropriate name, considering Mt. Yari-ga-take’s pointy shape. Also, Mt. Yari-ga-take is often referred to as the “Matterhorn of Japan” due to its resemblance to the famous peak in the Swiss Alps. Sanbon Yari dake mountain is located in the boundary between (latitude, longitude: 37.150138888889, 139.96138888889)

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    Itamuro, Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture 325-0111 Tel: 0287-62-7156 Link: