Nagaragawa onsen Juhachiro Nagaragawa onsen Founded more than
160 years ago.


Enjoy different baths in the morning and evening

People described as below are not allowed to use spa. – with tattoos – intoxication -causing trouble to other guests.
Boys over the age of 7 should use the men’s bath, and girls should use the women’s bath.

Spa 'kawa-no-se' 2F

Viewing the Nagara River flowing in front of you

You will be warmed to the core with the iron-rich Nagaragawa Onsen.
The Nagaragawa onsen is colorless and clear when it gushes out, but it turns reddish brown when exposed to the air.
A hot face can be cooled down by the cool breeze blowing over the surface of the river.

Nagaragawa Onsen ‘Kura-no-yu’

A beautiful storehouse built by an old family who made a fortune as a lumber dealer in the Meiji era has been reborn as a large public bath. When you soak in the Nagaragawa Onsen while looking up at the splendid beams of 130 years ago, you can enjoy a moment of forgetting your daily life. For us, walking along with the history of the area, it is a proud public bath. ※ ’Kura-no-yu’ is attached to “Kawa-no-se”.

Soaking in a reddish-brown onsen that looks like melted iron rust will warm you to the core.

Stained glass that reflects light on the surface of the water and creates a fantastic atmosphere

The large tree that marked the river port still watches over the Nagara River.

Open-air bath

Cormorant fishing motifs designed everywhere create a relaxing atmosphere. At night, the surface of the water illuminated by underwater lights creates a fantastic beauty. Enjoy the cool breeze of the Nagara River and the beautiful night view.

Indoor bath
Herb bath, silky bath, bath for lying down.

 In the indoor bath, there are two types of baths: the ‘Herb Bath,’ which uses herbs blended under the guidance of Gifu Pharmaceutical University, and the ‘Silky Bath’, which creates fine micro-bubbles in the bath to beautify the pores. The wall of the bathroom is decorated with Juhachiro’s original Mino Washi paper, a specialty of Gifu, adding color to the atmosphere. The herb bath blended with 10 kinds of herbs is effective for recovering from fatigue.

Dressing room

Hand towels, makeup remover, lotion, milky lotion, hair dryer, etc. are available. There is also a shampoo and conditioner that you can choose according to your preference. Please bring only the bath towel from your room. A baby bed is available in the dressing room, and a child chair is available in the bath room. There are wheelchairs and chairs for bathing for the elderly and handicapped. We have taken care so that everyone can bathe with peace of mind.

Spa ‘Kawa-no-se’
Open hours
for men : 14:00 to 24:00 for women: 6:00 to 10:00

Spa 'kawa-no-ne' 1F

A luxurious moment to monopolize the beautiful view of the Nagara River

The largest size of open-air bath in Nagaragawa Onsen.
If you look around, you can see the beautiful stream right there.
Why not relax your mind and body by soaking in a reddish-brown onsen.
Please spend a relaxing time.

In addition, there are herbal baths, pure white silky baths where you can enjoy the full body esthetic effect with ultra-fine bubbles,
etc. Please feel the effect in 5 kinds of baths.

Open-air bathtub made of kiso stone,

This semi-private open-air bath room uses Takayama cypress for the ceiling and Kiso stone for the bathtub. Enjoy the majestic flow of the Nagara River and the changing colors of the four seasons.

Indoor bath
Herb bath, silky bath, bath for lying down.

The herb bath blended with many herbs is effective for recovering from fatigue. The silky bath cleanses even the inside of the pores with fine, silk-like micro-bubbles. You can enjoy the ultimate bathing feeling like a full-body beauty treatment.

Herb bath Efficacy

Under the guidance of a professor at Gifu Pharmaceutical University, we have blended 10 herbs suitable for bathing. It is said to be effective for relieving fatigue, lower back pain, stiff shoulders, rheumatism, neuralgia, sensitivity to cold, sprains, frostbite, chapped skin, cracks, rashes, bruises, eczema, heat rash, acne, and recovery from fatigue before and after childbirth. You can also purchase it as a souvenir at the shop.

Spa ‘Kawa-no-ne’
Open hours
for men: 6:00 to 10:00 for women: 14:00 to 24:00

Relaxation room after bath 'Kurara' 1F


for a break after taking a bath or for a meeting.

About onsen

Quality of Nagaragawa Onsen

Simple iron cold mineral spring.

The Nagaragawa Onsen is characterized by reddish-brown cloudy water containing a large amount of iron and radon. The source of onsen is colorless and clear, but the color gradually changes when exposed to the air. There are few in Japan, and it is a rare hot spring quality. Such Nagaragawa Onsen is selected every year as one of the 100 best onsens in Japan sponsored by Kanko Keizai Shimbun.

Efficacy of onsen

Effective for neuralgia, muscle pain, arthralgia, stiff shoulders, motor paralysis, stiff joints, bruises, sprains, hemorrhoids, sensitivity to cold, recovery from illness, recovery from fatigue, promotion of health, etc. It has a high heat retention effect and is said to be good for coldness as it warms from the core of the body. It is expected to be effective for rheumatic diseases and menopausal disorders by improving coldness. It is also called “women’s onsen” because it is effective for symptoms commonly seen in women.