Access & Sightseeing
Shibu Onsen is located in Nagano Prefecture in the Honshu mainland of Japan.
Please check out how to get to Shibu hotel and its nearby tourist spots.
2173 Hirao Shibu-onsen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 381-0401, Japan
- For such as check-in date Transfer
- Nagano Electric railway YUDANAKA station and up to Jigokudani Monkey Park entrance, we provide a free pick-up service.
Arrival day, please call before Nagano Electric Railway ride.
If it is difficult to make a call, please ask the station staff or tourist guide to help you contact with us.
SHIBU HOTEL 渋ホテル
If the reservation time has already passed, we will still wait for about 20 minutes in the waiting area of YUDANAKA Station.
After you arrived the YUDANAKA Station, please look for the flag of "SHIUBU HOTEL", we will hold the flag and waiting for you. When you saw the flag, please come to us and inform us your name.
If you would like to visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park, please let us know when you arrived.
In the end, if you want to visit the Monkey park as soon as you arrived, we suggest you can take the early train to YUDANAKA station.(around 14:15 p.m.)
Nagano Electric Railway timetable
Old town of Shibu and "Kyu-to meguri"
Shibu Onsen has nine public bath houses used by local people for free.
"Kyu-to meguri" (the tour of the nine bath houses for purification) is designed to provide visitors in Shibu Onsen have the opportunity to enjoy those amazing hot springs.
Take a stroll around the hot spring town and enjoy the traditional atmosphere of rural Japan.
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park
Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park is famous for its wild snow monkeys bathing in a hot spring. They are no different than human beings. You can go there and watch their world under natural condition.
Distance between Shibu Onsen and Jigokudani Parking place is about 4 kilometers. (40-50min on foot)
From Jigokudani parking place to the entrance of Monkey Park is about 1 kilometer. (10-15min on foot)
Shiga Plateau is located in the center of Joshinetsu National Park. You can enjoy walking and hiking in summer and skiing in winter. This snow resort area is also famous for one of the sites of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano.
- About 30 min by car or bus
Zenkoji temple has been revered for over 1400 years as Japan’s primary center of Buddhist faith. Zenkoji housed the first Buddhist statue to come to Japan, attracting pilgrims from all denominations. 6 million visitors come to worship every year and also be amazed by the magnificent Buddhist architecture. It is the largest temple in all of the eastern Japan a testament to the faith of its followers.
An important cultural property, the main temple gate (Sanmon) was been constructed in 260 years ago.
- About 45 min by Nagano Electric Railway Limited Express (about 60 min by local train) + 10 min by bus.
- About 60 min by car.
Obuse's Chestnut Path
Obuse is famous for connection with Katsushika Hokusai.
At the end of the path is the Hokusai Museum displaying works of Japan’s most highly acclaimed wood block print artist, Hokusai.
There are many art museums, restaurants, and Japanese chestnut confectionery shops dotted around this area.
- About 30 min by car.
Ryuoo Mountain Park
In the summit at an altitude of 1770m, you can enjoy the sea of clouds and the beautiful sunset.
In addition to skiing and snowboarding, visitors can enjoy many snow activities in the winter.