Kinugawa Hot Spring

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Page last updated: May, 10, 2019
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Kinugawa Hot Springs is located in the upper course of the Kinugawa River in Nikko City, where many hotels and inns are located. This hot springs town is known to be one of the best in the Kanto region. Although it was discovered in year 1752, the middle of the Edo period, because of the strict class system, only the nobles and monks visiting Nikko for worshipping were allowed to bathe here. After the Meiji era, the Kinugawa Hot Springs was finally open to the public and established as a place of accommodation for tourists. It is now a major hot springs resort visited by 2 million people every year. In 1960, a ropeway opened from Kinugawa Onsen Sanroku Station to Mt. Maruyama Sancho Station, and it was possible to travel 300 meters in altitude up to the summit by tram in just 3 and a half minutes. From the summit 700 meters above sea level, you can see the entire city with the mountains of Nasu Kogen off in the distance. At the top of the mountain, there is a "Monkey mountain," where you can see dozens of monkeys. Watching the monkeys play with each other will put a smile on anyone’s face.

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Kinugawaonsenohara, Nikko-shi, Tochigi, Japan

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Spa Town

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Just a short walk from Kinugawa Onsen Station on Tobu Railway

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