BESSHO ONSEN (HOT SPRINGS)

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Kitamuki-kannon Temple in Ueda city, Nagano

Situated in Ueda city. A short train ride from Ueda Station is Bessho Onsen (別所温泉). This onsen is one of the oldest hot spring in Nagano. In addition, There are some historical important monument “Anraku-Ji Temple” “Kitamuki-Kannon” and much more…

ADDRESSBessho Onsen1853-3, Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture
CATEGORYOnsen (Hot Spring)
BEST SEASONAll
HOURSBessho Onsen Area-All day
Kitamuki Kannon―All-day
Anrakuji Temple
8:00~17:00 (March~October)
8:00~16:00 (November~February)
PARKINGThere is a pay parking lot.
PRICEKitamuki-Kannon-Free
Anrakuji Temple-Adult:300 yen Under 15 years old:100 yen

BESSHO ONSEN ACCESS

BESSHO ONSEN STATION

Bessho Onsen’s nearest station is Bessho Onsen Station(別所温泉駅), Bessho Line Local. From Bessho Onsen Station to the center of Bessho Onsen is about 10 minutes by walk. Bessho Onsen Station has a retrospective atmosphere.

BESSHO ONSEN FROM HANEDA AIRPORT

1, Approximately 20 minutes, Haneda Airport International Terminal Station to Hamamatucho Station (490 yen/ Tokyo-Monorail Local)

2, Approximately 7 minutes, Hamamatucho Station to Tokyo Station (160 yen/ Keihintohoku Line Local)

3, Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, Tokyo Station to Ueda Station (6,470 yen/ Hokuriku Shinkansen Hakutaka)

4, Approximately 30 minutes, Ueda Station to Bessho-Onsen Station (590 yen/ Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line Local towards Bessho-Onsen )

BESSHO ONSEN FROM NARITA AIRPORT

1, Approximately 1 hours, Narita Airport International Terminal 1 to Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit (1,000 yen/ Narita-Airport Limousine Bus Airport Shuttle Bus)

2, Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, Tokyo Station to Ueda Station (6,470 yen/ Hokuriku Shinkansen Hakutaka)

3, Approximately 30 minutes, Ueda Station to Bessho-Onsen Station (590 yen/ Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line Local towards Bessho-Onsen )

BESSHO ONSEN MAP

BESSHO ONSEN TRIPADVISOR

POINT TO ENJOY BESSHO ONSEN

Kitamuki-Kannon Shrine

Kitamuki-kannon Temple in Ueda city, Nagano

Kitamuki Kannon(北向観音) Temple was built in 825. It is rare that the main temple face to North in Japan. There is a Bessho Onsen area.Kitamuki Kannon set with Zenko-ji temple in Nagano city. If you can visit Zenkoji temple, you will get a fortunate opportunity.

Anraku-Ji temple, Ueda

Anraku-ji Temple in Ueda City, Nagano

Anrakuji(安楽寺) Temple is a famous temple in Nagano and Japan. Anrakuji is one of the oldest temples in Zen Buddhism. The temple building is “Mokuzo Hakkaku Sanzyuu no To”. This mean is Wooden Octagonal three-story pagoda.

When you visit this pagoda, I recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. Because there is the pagoda on the small mountainside.

BESSHO ONSEN RECOMMENDED HOTELS (RYOKAN)

UEMATSUYA RYOKAN IS TRADITIONAL ACCOMMODATION IN BESSHO ONSEN

UEMATSUYA RYOKAN(上松屋旅館) has built for 150 years. UEMATSUYA welcome to Solo trip!There is a center of Bessho Onsen. UEMATSUYA has 6 kinds of onsen (hot spring) that is called “hot spring which is good for the skin”.

Guests can eat delicious and local deishes! Especially, we recommend Shinshu Salmon.

The “Shinshu Salmon” is a salmon, characterized by its beautiful salmon-pink meat.
The fish is an all-female sterile triploid, crossbred between female rainbow trout and male brown trout.   It was developed by the Nagano Prefectural Fisheries Experimental Station by 2004. 

What is Shinshu Salmon? https://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/suisan/jisseki/salmon/english.html

THINGS TO BE CAREFUL OF BESSHO ONSEN

Sotoyu of Bessho onsen in Ueda, Nagano
Q
What is Sotoyu ? Where can I take a Onsen ?
A

There is 3 Sotoyu (Cheap public onsen/ hot spring) in the Bessho Onsen, visitor can take an Onsen. But There are not bath goods (shampoo, treatment, towel, drier). The visitor needs to take yourself.

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