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Japanese traditional spa village

I was long for visiting there more than 20years. Pure hot springs are so nice, even can drink... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Noriko T

This is a great onsen choice when you in Ueda. It is nothing terrifically fancy, just a nice place... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
warren D
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2 Sep 2018
“Japanese traditional spa village”
1 Jan 2017
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1853-3 Bessho Onsen, Ueda 386-1431, Nagano Prefecture
+81 268-38-3510
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

I was long for visiting there more than 20years. Pure hot springs are so nice, even can drink. Quiet temples, museum and architectures.

Thank Noriko T
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a great onsen choice when you in Ueda. It is nothing terrifically fancy, just a nice place to enjoy hot springs and relax. The staff are friendly, the meal tasty, especially if you are a visitor and want to experience traditional Japanese food.

2  Thank warren D
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming and friendly staff . Do not miss the wonderful kaiseki meal served in the room. A substantial Breakfast is served in a common dining area . Rooms are spacious and clean Transport is provided to and from the train station

1  Thank 193_13
Reviewed 14 January 2016

the feeling of being in the hot natural spring water tub in the middle of the cold and snow was amazing. the place is so quiet and relaxing. Went for a walk around the town- so dead and not much happening, nothing impressive. but the...More

Thank Serena S
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We visited the Oyu Onsen in the town and saw two of the temples in this quaint little village. Definitely a country town and so your expectations should be adjusted if you're fresh in from Tokyo (which we were). Lovely overfrown streets lead to hidden...More

Thank Judge404
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We came to Bessho-Onsen as a family, stayed there for a few days. We were able to enjoy the music festival when we arrived that weekend. Nice music, delicious food. Lovely and kind people in Bessho-Onsen, we especially loved the little coffee shop we visited...More

1  Thank Cliff S
Reviewed 24 April 2015

"Onsen town" in Nagano prefecture. It is a clean and peaceful place and everybody is so friendly. When we walked around to visit some temples and shrines (not very big, but good atomosphere with 1000 years history), some of local people asked us whether we...More

3  Thank Jellyzo
Reviewed 12 March 2014

One can enjoy not only soaking in hot spring water but also visit local temples, shrine and other places of great interest and historical importance.

2  Thank Gaikokujin P
Reviewed 15 October 2013

A great place to wander around for a few hours, visit temples & gift shops, have a dip in a day bath, and eat lunch. Easily accessible by quaint private train line from Ueda Station.

3  Thank wwwaddler
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Ryokans Hanaya and Kashiwaya Besso are a bit of a splurge, but will have you drooling with their classic traditional construction. Public baths O-Yu (historical architecture) and Ishi-Yu (were Sanada's ninja bathed) are classic.

3  Thank Tyler-KameseiRyokan
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Response from Gaikokujin P | Reviewed this property |
Bessho-onsen is an onsen town about 40 min by train from Ueda, with a number of various hotels of varied quality, and bathhouses. The municipal baths are very basic except for the one near the train station. The town has no... More
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