Welcome to Takamine Onsen - A Hidden Hot Spring Inn Above the Clouds

++ Important Notice ++

In order to ensure your visit to Takamine Onsen as safe and risk-free as possible during Covid-19 pandemic we have implemented a series of health and safety measures in accordance with guidelines drawn up by Japanese governments.

-Staff wear face masks.

-Enforcement of hand washing.

-Disinfection of public areas at accommodation.

-Guests are also asked to wash hands and wear face masks at public areas at accommodation.

-Regular checks of temperature and physical condition of employees, with staff forbidden to work if they have a temperature of 37.5°C or higher or if they are feeling unwell. 


We are a Japanese-style hot spring inn located deep in the mountains of Takamine Highland, Nagano Prefecture, at an altitude of  2000m. Please come to the mountains and enjoy a hot spring bath high above the clouds. You will marvel at the wonderful natural scenery.

Our staff aim to deliver the best service to all our guests. Even though we are in the mountains where things are not all that convenient, we try our best to make you feel at home and ensure you a most pleasant stay.


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We offer both indoor and outdoor hot spring baths. Our hot spring water comes from Asama Mountains.  The indoor baths are comfortable cypress baths. They provide a great view of the mountains.

Our open-air bath is a small bath for up to 4 guests. Taking a hot spring bath in the fresh air high up in the mountains with a splendid view of nature promises an unforgettable experience.


(Open-air hot spring bath in the Heavens)

Open to lodging guests only.    

Capacity: 4 guests


Winter: 12:00 - 17:00

Spring: 8:00 - 18:00

Summer and Fall: 7:00 - 20:00


Indoor communal baths are also available.

There are three baths - female / male separated.

Hot spring water for drinking

Our hot spring water comes from the Takamine Valley. It helps cure diseases and improve health. We provide drinkable hot spring water at the drink corner. Please help yourself with a cup of onsen water anytime.


By bus and train:

JR Tokyo (Nagano Shinkansen) → JR Sakudaira Station (JR Bus "Takamine Kogen line" 60 min) → Takamine Onsen

Komoro Station of Shinano Railway (JR Bus "Takamine Kogen line" 45 min) → Takamine Onsen

-JR Bus departs from Sakudaira Sta. at 8:35AM (leaves Komoro Sta. at 8:52AM) and 1:22PM (leaves Komoro Sta. at 1:45PM) daily.

-JR Bus departs from our hotel at 9:50AM (leaves Komoro at 10:33AM) and 4:17PM (leaves Komoro at 5PM) daily 


By highway bus from Shinjuku, Tokyo :

Taking a direct express highway bus from Shinjuku is one of the most convenient way to come from downtown Tokyo.

There is a bus leaving Shinjuku at 10:35AM and arriving our hotel or nearby hotel at 2:30PM everyday.

To go back to Tokyo, take a bus leaving the hotel at 4:17PM and arriving Shinjuku at 8:17PM everyday.

  see this page for details (Japanese only)

By car:

Tokyo Nerima IC (Kanetsu Expressway) → Fujioka JCT (Joshinetsu Expressway) → Komoro IC → (Asama Sun line) → turn right just after a tunnel Takatsu-Ya (Cherry Park Line) → Kurumazaka pass → Takamine Onsen

Car rental:

There are a few car rental outlets around JR Sakudaira Station where you can come by Nagano/Hokuriku Shinkansen.

The cost is from about 7000JPY to 10000JPY per 24hours. Don't forget to bring your international driving license, passport and credit card with you.

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