Indulge in the serene atmosphere of Kawarayu Onsen, a small hot spring town boasting impressive natural wonders. Explore the Yanba Dam, Agatsuma Gorge, or hike to the summit of Mount Iwabitsu. For those seeking an outdoor adventure and rejuvenating retreat, Kawarayu Onsen is the perfect choice.
The easiest way around Kawarayu Onsen is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. Though, some sights are located a bit further ahead, where a car or bus might be necessary. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below.
To get from Tokyo to Kawarayu Onsen by public transportation, travelers need to take a train and a bus. Detailed instructions are as follows:
Bullet Train: Take the JR Joetsu Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Takasaki Station. The journey takes approximately 1 hour.
Take the JR Agatsuma Line from Takasaki Station to Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Bus: From Naganohara-Kusatsuguchi Station, take a bus to Kawarayu Onsen. The bus journey takes about 20 minutes.
The nearest and most convenient airport is Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
by car: approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes
We recommend staying here for about one day.