Yudanaka-onsen, loved by Kobayashi Issa (regarded as the greatest haiku poet), has a long history of approximately 1350 years. It is a unique hot spring village that has springs close to the ground surface, which can be found everywhere in town. Many shrines are also spotted here, and each one preserves and treasures “stones” demonstrating the ancient history of Japan. After taking a bath, you can relax your soul and body while strolling through the village.
- 45 min ride from JR Nagano Station to Yudanaka Station (Nagano Electric Railway) by Limited-stop Express.
Yudanaka-onsen, Yamanouchi-machi, Simotakai-gun, Nagano