Honzawa (Nagano) [Hot springs deep inside Japan]

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[Outline] Nagano Honzawa @Chino The Open air bath Japan highest place, Mt. Yatsugatake Hidden hot spring directly under Mt. Ioh
[Spring quality] An indoor hot spring (summer) and an alpine-rose bath (winter): Calcium sodium and sulfur carbonic acid hydrogen salt spring PH6.9 60 ° "Unjyo-no-yu": Acid include sulfur calcium and sulfate spring 45-60 ° Clouded white
[Altitude] About 2100 m, mountains hot spring
[Environment] Isolated lodge
[Mountain climbing and sightseeing] Mt. Yatsugatake, Mt. Ioh, Mt. Tengu, a horizontal mountain and Mt. Aka, a Natsuzawa pass, the Yugawa ravine, shakunage gregariousness, a green pond, the Shirokoma pond and a Takamiishi

The Characteristic
It is a hidden hot spring of the mountains who cannot go if it is located in the maximum height as an open-air bath also in the height hot spring over 2000 m which Japan does not have in great numbers and you do not walk [ in summer ] for 4 hours or more in winter for 1 hour.However, the approach does not have a steep slope, either, and in a Japanese hemlock and a Shirabiso lignosa, on the right, if it goes for a while, it can enjoy Mt. Tengu and the powerful scene which expects Mt. Ioh to the left.Especially the brave figure of Mt. Tengu from near gate this side was wonderful.Red leaves, a mushroom, and the hidden hot spring of winter also have exceptional snow in spring in Rhododendron brachycarpum, the stock in Komakusa, and autumn in the scene of a remain mountain, and summer.It discovers at the time of the Edo last stage and a Bunka-Bunsei.
Visit: 2~3 times besides 2001/1/16, 2005/7/21

2765 m of Mt. Ioh.

The altitude of 2150 m, the Japanese highest place open-air bath "Unjyo-no-yu."

Winter, the Rhododendron metternichii var. pentamerum bath hot-spring hut into which a hot spring goes instead of an indoor hot spring.

A new building guest room building, back Mt. Tengu

Inside - of a Rhododendron brachycarpum Large stock and a July

Honzawa camp site

O It meets with a winter snow car.
Period: They are a snow car or jeep by the Heisei 18-year January - a snowy condition.
operation: -- reservation required -- ask.
Object: Only the whom who of train hiking of stay to a Honzawa onsen
Climb down to entry: There is no sending off at the time of a climb down to entry.
Honzawa entrance -> honzawa path through a wood -> gate ... A snow car, about 60 minutes
Gate -> honzawa ..... On foot, about 1 hour and 30 minutes
Indoor Hot Spring (Summer) and Rhododendron Metternichii Var. Pentamerum Bath (Winter):
Calcium sodium and sulfur hydrogencarbonate spring PH6.9 60 °
Acid sulfur containing calcium and sulfate spring 45-60 ° Clouded white
High blood pressure, women's diseases, neuralgia, and oversensitivity to cold
By Train
Tokyo -> the Asama Shinkansen, Sakudaira station -> Koumi Line, the Komi station
Shinjuku -> Chuo Line -> Kobuchizawa station -> Koumi Line, the Komi station
Shinjuku -> Chuo Line -> Chino station
In the case of a taxi:
Komi station -> taxi 30 [ about ] - 40-minute, and honzawa entrance -> Yugawa ravine promenade about 2 hours (winter is on foot about 5 hours from a honzawa path-through-a-wood entrance)
In the case of a bus
Komi station -> Bus terminal, Inako hot-spring -> on foot about 2 hours, and green pond -> on foot about 1 hour, and a half -> honzawa
Chino station -> A bus, Mino door alighting -> on foot, and Yamanoko village -> Mt. Ioh -> Natsuzawa pass -> honzawa
Chino station -> A bus, Mugikusa-pass alighting -> on foot, and Shirokoma pond -> Takamiishi hut -> Mt. Tengu -> Natsuzawa pass (Byakusa new root) -> honzawa
Chino station -> A bus, on foot [ Shibuno-yu alighting -> ], and the Mt. Tengu -> Natsuzawa pass (Byakusa new root) -> honzawa

Reference: Distance to a Yamabiko-sou
By Car
Joshin-etsu Saku IC->R141, a Komi station -> Matsubarako entrance
Central way Sudama IC->R141, the Nobeyama -> Matsubarako entrance
Central way Kobuchizawa IC-> Mt. Yatsugatake toll road ->R141, the Nobeyama -> Matsubarako entrance

Matsubarako entrance -> Matsubarako course -> honzawa path-through-a-wood entrance (as for winter, a four-wheel drive car is also so far) -> honzawa path-through-a-wood, about 3 km-> honzawa entrance (also in summer, general car is so far) -> Yugawa ravine promenade, and about 3 km-> gate (four-wheel drive car is also so far) -> on foot about 1 hour, a honzawa
Komi taxi: 0267-92-2133
Komimachi operate bus: 0267-92-2525
Suwa bus: 0266-72-2155
Alpico taxi: 0266-71-1181
Distance km