Deeply relaxing in an onsen hot spring is one of the luxurious pleasures of travel in Japan.
The timeless flow of the Kinugawa River and the heavenly scent of
Japanese cypress will deeply relax your heart and body.
Step into the warm Kanaya hot springs to experience a moment of pure bliss.
Simple alkaline hot spring
Heals neuralgia, sprains, muscular pain, and joint pain
The spring at Kinugawa Onsen was discovered in 1691. At the time, the land belonged to Nikko Shrine, and thus could only be used by feudal lords or monks on pilgrimage to Nikko. The spring is classified as a simple alkaline hot spring; that is, it contains less than one gram of dissolved minerals per kilogram of water. The clear, odorless waters are gentle to sensitive skin. Once the waters' therapeutic effects on neuralgia and rheumatism became better known in the modern age— helped by the opening of rail service here in 1927—the area grew into what is now the Kinugawa Onsen hot spring resort.