Takaragawa at Takaragawa (Gunma-ken)
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Entrance fee : 1500 yens
Bathing time from 09:00 to 17:00
(from 16:00, 1000 yens)
Home page (in Japanese, with some nice pictures)
Phone : 0278-75-2611
Adress : 379-1721
Maps : Mapfan - Google

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Spring information

Water type : simple thermal
Main spring : 39°C
total flow from all 4 springs : 1800 L/min (temperature from 39°C to 65°C)

Onsen in Gunma-ken

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Hamaya ryokan (Kawafuru Onsen)
Takaragawa (Takaragawa)
Anahara yu Toushuukan (Oigami)
Gorokaku (Oigami)
Chuseikan (Shima Onsen)
Chuseikan ryokan (Shima Onsen)
Shima Grand Hotel (Shima Onsen)
Shima Tamura (Shima Onsen)
Sekizenkan (Shima Onsen)
Hotel Kojokaku (Sarugakyo Onsen)
Shirane Onsen (Marunuma Kogen)
Yamaguchi Rotenburo (Shima Onsen)
Kawarayu (Kawarayu)
Mountain View Lodge (Kusatsu Onsen)
Nikawa no yu (Kusatsu Onsen)
Ootaki no yu (Kusatsu Onsen)
Sai no kawara (Kusatsu Onsen)
Shirahata no yu (Kusatsu Onsen)
Manza Prince Hotel (Manza)
Manza Kogen Hotel (Manza)
Manzatei (Manza)
Shiriyaki Onsen (Shiriyaki Onsen)

Other prefectures in Kanto


An autumnal view on one of the bath, located next to the river


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Ratings   (explanation of our rating system)

Global rating :      
This onsen is not only great, but also not too far from Tokyo (at least in Japanese standards), making it one of the most visited konyoku (mixed bath) by foreigners. Three very large baths (200, 100 and 50 tatami) are located on both side of a river, in a very quiet area. However, because of its reputation - it is the biggest rotenburo in Japan - it can get pretty packed.

Size :      
The biggest rotenburo in Japan. The three baths have sizes of respectively 200, 100 and 50 tatami. Even when a lot of people soak in them, it is very pleasant...

View :     
Beautiful view on the river next to which the baths are located. Surrounded by trees, this place is really pleasant in autumn - when it can be quite crowded - and in the winter snow...

Modesty :   
If you are shy to be naked, with just a towel around your hips for the men and around you body for women, I will advice you not to go there. Anyway, even with quite a lot of people there, you will never find someone lurking at you.

Area :   
You will need a car to go there, and not a lot to do around, but really worth a trip for onsen lovers.

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A smaller mixed bath (still about 100 m2); in the background, the river and other bath can be seen

This onsen is really famous, and can get crowded, especially in autumn - arrive early in the morning, if possible