Enjoy nature’s blessing -- Japanese hot springs
The “Kawa-no-ne” bathhouse opened in 2005. Our public bath with a superb view, “Kura-no-yu,” opened in 2012. When the “Kawa-no-se” bathhouse was renovated and opened to the public in May 2013, Juhachiro’s special and aesthetically pleasing public baths were fully completed.
While enjoying cool breezes from the clear Nagara River, enjoy all of our special baths as often as you like.
※ Please do not wear underwear or swimwear in the bathrooms. No towels are allowed in the bathtub itself. Thank you for your cooperation.
“Kawa-no-se:” the second floor public bathhouse from which one can enjoy a view of the Nagara River and the hot springs.
A panoramic view overlooking the beautiful Nagara River from these large public baths represents the typical scenery of Japan.
You will be able to thoroughly relax by soaking in this natural hot spring coming from a deep underground source. Enjoy the blend of traditional beauty and a modern Japanese atmosphere.
Have a luxurious experience while feeling a gentle breeze coming across the river
Have a relaxing time while enjoying the panoramic view of the Nagara River
Unique and special historical space only available at Juhachiro
Earthen storehouses used to be a symbol of wealth, and “Kura-no-yu” is a luxurious public bath established in a 120-year old earthen storehouse. You will never see anything similar to this anywhere else in Japan. Learn more about Juhachiro’s history as a timber selling business and enjoy the traditional style and luxury of the architectural materials, as well as the terra-cotta colored natural hot spring.
“Kawa-no-ne:” first floor public bathhouse from which one can enjoy traditional Japanese architectural views.
You will definitely have a relaxing time in this extremely spacious bathhouse while viewing the sophisticated architectural design.
It is luxurious to soak in a stone bathtub in a bathhouse made from fragrant cypress logs. With an assortment of various styles of baths, we offer our guests a relaxing atmosphere for both their minds and bodies.
Herbal baths have been used for a very long time in Japan to ensure good health. This bath is also called a “medicinal water” and has aromatherapy benefits. In our herbal bath, we use mixed herbs under the supervision of a professor of Gifu Pharmaceutical University. This type of bath is highly effective as a remedy for fatigue.
In the silky bath, micro bubbles are generated to give you a gentle, smooth feeling like being wrapped in silk. Bubbles also remove impurities in the pores, so it has an aesthetic effect on your entire body. Your skin will be softer and hydrated. Enjoy this new bathtime sensation.
【Type of Spring】
Simple iron cold mineral spring (neutral and hypotonic cold mineral spring)
The spring is effective for nerve pain, muscle pain, joint pain, tightness in the shoulders, motor paralysis, stiff joints, bruises, sprains, hemorrhoids, excessive sensitivity to cold, recovery from illness, fatigue recovery, and overall improvement of health.
The spring of Nagaragawa Onsen is cloudy terracotta-colored and contains high quality iron and beneficial levels of radon.
The Nagaragawa Onsen was selected as one of the best 100 onsens (hot springs) in Japan in 2012 in Kankokeizai News Corporation's 'Nippon-no Onsen Hyakusen.”