Shiriyaki Onsen

Tomato

Jun 27, 2017

There may be many hot springs in Japan, but there aren’t many like this. If you enjoy your hot springs a bit more ‘wild’, here’s my best-kept secret – Shiriyaki Onsen!

To get there, pass Kusatsu Onsen in the Gunma Prefecture and head towards the Nozoriko.

Once you see an outdoor bath that’s part of a river and surrounded by forest, you’ve reached the right place! You’ll also find a hut where you can put your clothing and a public bathhouse nearby.

The amount of water in the onsen and its temperature depends on the river, but it’s usually lukewarm. The hot water comes from the bottom of the river, hence the name “Shiriyaki”, which literally means, “Burn bottom”.

Do note that Shiriyaki Onsen is a free and mixed bath that’s open to both sexes. Women can enter in their swimsuits. Also, there are no dressing rooms nearby, so do change in the car, the nearby inn, or the public toilet.

And don’t go during winter; it’ll be too cold. But other than that, you’re good to go! I’m sure you’ll have an unforgettable time, so do visit it if you’re ever in the Gunma Prefecture.

日本には、数多くの温泉がありますが、少しワイルドな温泉が好きな方向けに、”秘湯の中でも個人的に1番!の秘湯”を紹介しましょう。
群馬の草津温泉(Kusatsu Onsen)への道を少しそれて、野反湖(Nozoriko)方面へ進んでいくと、たどり着くのが、尻焼温泉です。
尻焼温泉は、全国でも珍しい、"川の露天風呂"です。川の底からお湯が沸き出していて、尻を焼くように熱いお湯が湧出している事から尻焼温泉と名が付きました。

河原には脱衣所兼共同浴場となってる小屋があります。ここで着替えてちょっと温まってから川に入りに行きましょう。
川の露天風呂は川の水量と水温にもよりますが、だいぶぬるいです。

ちなみに川の露天風呂は混浴ですが、水着を着て女性も入っています。ただし脱衣所がないので車で着替えるか
近くの旅館や公衆トイレを借りて、着替える必要があります。

このとてもワイルドな思い出…忘れられない思い出になること間違いなしです。
残念ながら冬は寒くて入れませんが、それ以外の時期に群馬県(Gunma Prefecture)を
訪れたら是非行ってみて欲しいスポットです。入浴料は無料です。

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