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“so relaxing”
Review of Bessho Onsen

Bessho Onsen
Ranked #1 of 19 Spas & Wellness in Ueda
Certificate of Excellence
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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 resort was really nice. dinner was typical classical japanese, but you get the option of a continental breakfast, yey!

Thank Serena S
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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 temples nestled against the hills. Really very beautiful and worth a visit if you're keen to change gear after bustling city life.

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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 daily near the temple. We happened to stay at Bessho-Onsen for 5 days so we were able to be friends with some of the people whom reside there.

A very tranquil place... a very nice place to relax and take it easy... the natural hot spring water is available at the ryokans and also public baths. There are also many historical sites you could visit while there as well... if you were to take a stroll around the area you will find several temples, shrines and even a place where they make unique wooden toys called Ginga Kobo Toys.

It is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city... only 30 minutes from Ueda city by the train... and to reach where all of the ryokans are you can either walk for about 10 minutes up the hill or arrange for them to pick you up at the Bessho-Onsen train station.
We will definitely come and visit this place again in the future...

1  Thank Cliff S
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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 needed any information or suggestion. There were some walking trails, from short to long. Almost all of accommodation have their own Onsen, however, it should be a great fun to visit "public onsens" in the town.
There were not many shops, but you can find a good liquor shop (they have "Jizake" local nice sake, and "Ji-biru" locan microbrewed beer!) and some nice coffee shop, a tofu shop, Japanese noodles ("Soba") restaurants, and so on.
If you would like to tranquil days, Bessho will be a good choice!!

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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
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