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Bessho Onsen

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Address: 1853-3 Bessho Onsen, Ueda 386-1431, Nagano Prefecture
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This is a great onsen choice when you in Ueda. It is nothing terrifically fancy, just a nice place to enjoy hot springs and relax. The staff are friendly, the meal tasty... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
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821 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a great onsen choice when you in Ueda. It is nothing terrifically fancy, just a nice place to enjoy hot springs and relax. The staff are friendly, the meal tasty, especially if you are a visitor and want to experience traditional Japanese food.

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming and friendly staff . Do not miss the wonderful kaiseki meal served in the room. A substantial Breakfast is served in a common dining area . Rooms are spacious and clean Transport is provided to and from the train station

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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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... More 

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Cape Town
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134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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... More 

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76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank Cliff S
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

2 Thank Jellyzo
Moscow, Russia
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672 reviews
476 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

A great place to wander around for a few hours, visit temples & gift shops, have a dip in a day bath, and eat lunch. Easily accessible by quaint private train line from Ueda Station.

2 Thank wwwaddler
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54 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Ryokans Hanaya and Kashiwaya Besso are a bit of a splurge, but will have you drooling with their classic traditional construction. Public baths O-Yu (historical architecture) and Ishi-Yu (were Sanada's ninja bathed) are classic.

3 Thank Tyler-KameseiRyokan
Encinitas, CA
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2008

The town has 3 traditional public onsen. All cost 150 yen and can be paid for by the vending machine near it's door. So if you don't speak Japanese, no problem. Men and women are separated. Local people use it as a place to scrub, socialize and soak, so it's a great cultural experience. There is a new modern onsen... More 

6 Thank RachelSeven

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