Kanaguya Onsen

Kanaguya Onsen, la source chaude qui inspira les décors du Voyage de Chihiro

Kanaguya Onsen, the hot spring that inspired the sets for Spirited Away


The hot spring behind ''Spirited Away''

Nestled in the heart of Shibu Onsen Village in Nagano Prefecture, Kanaguya Onsen is a lovely 250-year-old ryokan . An age that in no way discredits him, since even today the wooden inn would be one of the most popular in the Shibu thermal complex. The reason ? Its bewitching atmosphere would have inspired the decorations of Miyazaki's " Spirited Away "!

Located in the small town of Yamanouchi in Nagano , Shibu Onsen Village is a spa complex over 400 years old.

Very close to the Jigokudani monkey park, this pleasure village is as well known for its legend as for its exceptional setting: cobbled streets and wooden buildings dating from the Edo period (1603-1868) which house nine baths in the open air whose water would be miraculous...

Le Shibu Onsen Village

Shibu Onsen Village


Le onsen du Voyage de Chihiro

Spirited Away Onsen


250 years old, the Kanaguya onsen has kept all its former glory: long corridors of purple-tinted wood, old lanterns illuminating the small stone paths that separate the buildings, and 7 indoor baths to complete its two sources in the open air , it was enough for the cartoonist to decide to immortalize the inn on the big screen.

It must also be said that the ryokan has everything of an exceptional thermal spring. Supplied by 4 different water sources , Kanaguya Onsen is one of the most popular sites in the village. Especially with its 5 private baths that delight its customers!

Un des bains privés du ryokan

One of the ryokan's private baths


Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Timetable

    20 minutes on foot from Yudanaka station (Nagano Dentetsu-Nagano line)
  • Price

    the night starts at 20,520yen per person (165 euros), breakfast and dinner included.
  • Access

    check-in 3 p.m., check-out 10 a.m.
  • Website


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