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Shima Onsen hot spring area is assumed to be found B.C. 989.
Since then, the area is famous for its hot spring to cure diseases, mainly gastrointestinal disease by drinking and bathing.
The hot spring is softer touch than Kusatsu Onsen hot spring.
We chose to visit this place because it is the closest onsen from Tokyo which takes 3.5 hours bus ride.
Last stop of the highway bus will take you to central area where Shima Grand Hotel is located. To explore the upper or lower area,...More
The old ryokan where we stayed cost ¥50,000 a night for double occupancy and dinner and breakfast. Very creepy hallways and grungy room, but endless items of Kaiseki on beautiful plates one after another. Some food was unidentifiable, looked like albino carburetor caps. Very respectfully...More