The Best Onsen area near Yudanaka

6 reasons why Shibu Onsen 渋温泉 is the best

As far as I’ve been to and seen, in my opinion Shibu Onsen area is the best to stay around Yudanaka area.

I’ll give you 6 reasons why.

  • It still has the real old-school,almost nostalgic Japanese rural feel to it
  • It’s only 20 min walk from Yudanaka station
  • Also, Lots of major accommodation in this area have pick up/drop off service between the accomodation and Yudanaka station
  • It’s closer to The Monkey Park
  • Lots and lots of small Onsens in this area that you can drop in and have a bath
  • There are some cool hotels and a hostel in Shibu

I will go through each one of the points quickly.

  • It still has the real old-school,almost nostalgic Japanese rural feel to it

shibu-street

  • It’s only 20 min walk from Yudanaka station
  • It’s closer to Jigokudani Monkey Park
  • Lots and lots of small Onsens in this area that you can drop in and have a bath

shibu-public-bath

There are 9 of those in Shibu and only those who are staying in Shibu have access to these.

At the same time, however, most of the accommodation in Shibu has own Onsen in them and a lot of those places welcome those of you who just want to drop in for Onsen without staying.

  • There are some cool hotels and a hostel in Shibu

shibu-nozaru-hostel

I haven’t counted how many there are but looks like there are lots. This hostel “Nozaru Hostel”, (Nozaru 野猿 means Wild Monkey) seems to be very popular amongst young tourists. Of course there are more in variety in class and price range available.

Hope you’ve got better understanding of the area now.

I’ll see you on another post. Cheers.

-Today’s Phrase-

Onsen Cho Saiko! おんせんチョーサイコー = Onsen is so awesome!

Haaa… Nothing beats this in the hot water at the end of the day…