How to get to Nasu onsen

About Nasu onsen

Nasu Onsen is a hot spring resort located in Nasu-cho, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Prefecture in the Kanto region of Japan, with seven different types of hot springs with different water quality and effects. In the past, Nasu Onsen area was a small area centered around the public bath Kaganoyu, but in recent years, it has been transformed into a Nasu tourist and hot spring area that combines sightseeing, hot spring bathing, and accommodation with the construction of a high-class hotel and a mega resort area.

There are many beautiful myths about Nasu Onsen, the most famous of which is that 630 years ago, a beautiful deer was shot by a hunter and healed after a few soaks in Nasu Onsen, and since then, the name “Kage-no-yu (meaning a type of hot spring in Nasu Onsen)” has been widely spread among the people. Nasu hot springs are mainly simple hot springs, iron-containing springs, acidic springs, and sulfur springs, and are popular among tourists for their therapeutic effects on gynecological diseases, skin diseases, rheumatism, gastrointestinal diseases, trauma, diabetes, neuralgia, and other diseases.

How to get there

By Shinkansen (from 2 hours / 6,390 yen to 11,540 yen)
The nearest Shinkansen station to Nasu Onsen is Nasushiobara Station. From the Tokyo area station, take the Tohoku Shinkansen (Nasuno or Yamabiko) to Nasushiobara Station, and transfer to a local bus from Nasushiobara Station.

By conventional train (3 hours 10 minutes ~ / 3,400 yen)
The nearest station to Nasu Onsen by conventional train is JR Kuroiso Station. From Tokyo Station, transfer at Utsunomiya Station to Kuroiso Station. From Kuroiso Station, transfer to a local bus.

Only one bus ride per day to Nasu Onsen is free!
The local buses connecting Nasu Shiobara Station and Kuroiso Station to Nasu Onsen are free of charge for only one ride (round trip) per day!

To use the bus free of charge, you need to make a reservation at least two days before your stay at each inn. Please click here for the procedure to use the bus free of charge and the bus timetable.

By highway bus (3 hours and 20 minutes/3,420 yen – 3,600 yen)
Highway buses depart from Basta Shinjuku (Area A) on the Nasu/Shiobara route (direct to Nasu Onsen). Although it takes longer, it is cheaper than the train and more convenient as there are no transfers.


Nasu Onsen-kyo is the generic name for a group of hot springs scattered along the mountainside of Mount Chausu, which rises in the northwestern part of Nasu Town. Chausudake, the main peak of the Nasu Mountain Range, is said to be the last mountain formed by the Nasu Volcanic Belt, and at 1,915 m above sea level, is the only active volcano in Tochigi Prefecture and a landmark in the Nasu region, including southern Fukushima Prefecture. It is the only active volcano in Tochigi Prefecture and is a landmark in the Nasu region, which includes southern Fukushima Prefecture. It still emits white volcanic fumes and naturally gushes abundant volcanic hot springs all over its vast foot area.


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