Bessho/Bessyo Onsen (Hot Spring Spa)

Bessho/Bessyo Onsen (Hot Spring Spa)

A volanically active country, Japan has thousands of "onsen" or hot springs. Onsens were traditionally used as public bathing places and today play a central role in Japanese domestic tourism. Bessho Onsen is one of the oldest hot springs in Nagano Prefecture. Its springs are also called "Water of Beauty," because your skin will be softer and smoother after your bath. Situated in the Shiodadaira basin a short train ride from Ueda Station is Bessho Onsen, considered to be the onsen with the oldest history in Nagano.

There are several important cultural monuments in the area, including Anrakuji Temple whose 3-tiered octagonal pagoda has been declared a national treasure, and Kitamuki Kannon Temple which is situated facing north to Zenkoji Temple in Nagano City. Because of this collection of cultural assets, the area is called the “Kamakura of Nagano”.

Bessho/Bessyo Onsen (Hot Spring Spa) consists of several hot springs, each with its own individual charm, which can be enjoyed by anyone no matter where they are staying. The Take-no-Nobori (banners) is a well-known but rather unusual festival held in Bessho that has been designated as intangible national treasure. It is held every summer to pray for sufficient rain. Bessho Onsen has been loved by people for 1200 years. By Bessho Line will take 30 mins. from Ueda station to Bessho Onsen Station.

Bessho Onsen Ryokan (Japanese style hotel), Ueda

List of Bessho Onsen Ryokan (Japanese style hotel):

Tama-ya Inn
227 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-3015
http://www.tamaya-ryokan.jp/

Hanaya Ryokan
169 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-3131
http://hanaya.naganoken.jp/

Rinsenro Kashiwaya Bessou
1640 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-2345
Fax: 0268-38-7863
http://www.rinsenro.com/

Uematsuya Ryokan
5-14-2 Chuo, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-0012, Japan
Tel: 0268-22-2300
Fax: 0268-38-8501 / +81-268-38-8501 (Worldwide Fax)
http://www.uematsuya.com/english/index.html

Kashiwaya Honten
1654 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-3011
Fax: 0268-38-3772
http://www.kashiwayahonten.com/

Daishi-yu Bessho Onsen (Hot Spring Spa)
1652-1 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-5750

Izumiya Ryokan
Tel: 0268-38-3030
Fax: 0268-38-4990
http://www.izumiyaryokan.jp/

Nanjyo Ryokan (Tabi no Yado Nanjyo)
212 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-2800
Fax: 0268-38-2824
http://www.nanjyoryokan.com/

Ryokan Tsuruya
216 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-3008 (Domestic call), +81-268-38-3008 (International call)
Fax: 0268-38-3009 (Domestic fax), +81-268-38-3009 (International fax)
http://www.ryokan-tsuruya.com/english/

Ryokan Takeya
1631 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-2828
Fax: 0268-38-2928
http://www.ryokan-takeya.com/

Ryokan Nakamatuya
1627 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-3123
Website: http://www.nakamatuya.co.jp/contact/

Ryokan Nanakusa
1621 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 268-38-2323
http://nanakusa.net/

Bessyo Kanko Hotel
323 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-2043
http://www.bessyokh.com/

Saito Ryokan
202 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-2139
http://saitoryokan.com/

Midoriya Ryokan
225 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-2016
Fax: 0268-38-2065
Website: http://www.midoriya-ryokan.jp/index2_fl.htm

Mount View Hotel Asahikan
1650 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0120-026-838 (Toll free), 0268-38-2332
Fax: 0268-38-2321
Website: http://www.asahikan.com/

Matsushima-ya Ryokan
1729 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268(38)2128
Website: http://www.bessho-onsen.com/inn/%E6%9D%BE%E5%B3%B6%E5%B1%8B%E6%97%85%E9%...

Ryokan Seizan
317 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268(38)2826
http://www.bessho-onsen.com/inn/%E6%97%85%E9%A4%A8%E3%80%80%E6%99%B4%E5%...

Tirol-tei Inn
1762 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-2539

Furusato Ryokan
1843-2 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-2142

Ueda Mahoroba Youth Hostel
40-1 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-5229
Website: http://www14.ueda.ne.jp/~mahoroba42731/

Ishi-yu (Stone hot water) Bessho Onsen (Hot Spring Spa)
1641-1 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-3510, 0268-38-5750

Ooyu (Oyu) Bessho Onsen (Hot Spring Spa)
215-1 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-5750

Bessho Spa Tourism Association

1853-3 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-3510
Fax: 0268-38-8887
Website: http://www.bessho-spa.jp/

Bessho Onsen Ryokan Association (Bessyo onsen ryokan kumiai)

1853-3 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel: 0268-38-2020
Fax: 0268-38-8887
Website: http://www.bessyo.or.jp/english_n/ & http://www.bessho-onsen.com/

Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line (Ueda Electric Railway)
Between Ueda and Bessho Onsen Station
498 Shimonogo, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1211, Japan
Tel: 0268-39-7117
Website: http://www.uedadentetsu.com/

Bessho Onsen Public Bathhouse

Bessho Onsen Center office
1723 Besshoonsen, Ueda, Nagano Prefecture 386-1431, Japan
Tel/Fax: 0268-38-5750
Ueda Bessho Taxi Office TEL :0268-38-2355
Bessho Onsen flower shop, Tel: 0268-38-3131
Website: http://www.geocities.jp/besshoonsen_zaisanku/