SHIMA SPA GUIDE WITH PRO

Masuo
Masuo

We’ve just launched guided town walking tours in Shima Onsen!
SHIMA SPA GUIDE with PRO – Your ultimate fan guide to enjoying Shima Onsen.

Masuo
Masuo

The streets of Shima Onsen, which have even shone as Japan’s top retro hot spring town, are adorned with a long history, abundant nature, and the warm and cheerful local people.

I, a resident of Shima Onsen for over 40 years, will be your guide to this charming hot spring town.

What can you enjoy?

This is a walking tour of the hot spring town with a guide who has lived in Shima Onsen for over 40 years.

You can experience
– The atmosphere of a retro hot spring town.
– The history of Shima Onsen and hot spring culture.
– Encounter with local people.
– If you are lucky, you can also meet wild animals.
– Local sweets.

Tours in progress

SHIMA SPA GUIDE with PRO
Shima Onsen Retro Town Walking Tour with Some Local Sweets

Drinking Onsen Spot

This is a walking tour of a retro hot spring town that strongly retains the atmosphere of the Showa (’50s,’60s) era.
Witness the ancient methods of managing hot spring sources, and explore old towns and old roads not found in typical travel guide books.
Also you can experience some local sweets made in Shima Onsen town.

A guide has lived in Shima Onsen for over 40 years.

You can experience
– The atmosphere of a retro hot spring town.
– The history of Shima Onsen and hot spring culture.
– Encounter with local people.
– If you are lucky, you can also meet wild animals.
– Local sweets.

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Onsen drinking

Walking with a Guy from US Colorado

Under a slightly cold and clear winter sky, we walked with a man from Colorado. He tried drinking hot springs first. During walking, we tasted some Japanese sweets.One of them is called “Yume Makura”.Yume Makura means dream pillow. This name is originates from the legend for onsen founding. And he said he wanted to go […]

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Enjoyed an Autumn Walk with a Hawaiian Family

Under the nice weather,we took a walk with the guest who came from Hawaii through the hot spring town and the old main street while enjoying the remaining autumn leaves. They left this impression: We were so happy that we booked this tour. It was our first time visiting Shima Onsen, and this guided walking […]

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雨でしたが、中之条ビエンナーレ最終日に

栃木県の高校出身の仲良し同級生5名さまをご案内しました。 このメンバーで、何度もご旅行されているとのことで、終始笑い声に包まれて、私も楽しくご案内することができました。 先週、四万温泉特集が放送されたテレビ番組を見てくださった方もいらっしゃり「あっ、ここはテレビに出ていたお店!」と実際の四万温泉の様子を楽しんでいただけたご様子です。四万温泉に伝わる縁結びの摩耶姫伝説にちなんだキャラクター「摩耶姫ちゃん」のパネルでは皆さまかわるがわる顔を入れて笑顔で写真を撮られていました。 あいにくの雨の中、温泉街から旧第三小学校までの往復を歩いていただき、最終日を迎えた中之条ビエンナーレの作品も楽しく鑑賞していただきました。 さらに、飲泉所では温泉を味わっていただき、また、四万温泉の二つの和菓子店の温泉まんじゅうを食べ比べていただいたりと、盛りだくさんのツアーでした。 次回のご参加も心よりお待ちしています。

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前橋市からお越しのお二人をご案内しました

前橋市からお越しのなかよしご夫婦をご案内しました。 四万温泉には何度もお越しいただいていて、同じ群馬県内ということで、すでに四万温泉について大変お詳しいお二人でしたが、四万温泉の歴史や温泉の湧出に関することなど、歩きながら興味深そうにお聞きくださいました。 また、中之条ビエンナーレのアートもじっくりご鑑賞いただき、温泉発祥の伝説にちなんだ地元の銘菓などのスイーツもお楽しみいただけました。 次回のお越しも心よりお待ちしています。

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Austrarian Yoga Party Joined the Tour

The Australian yoga group stayed at Shima Onsen for a week and joined us on a walking tour of the onsen town. They experienced feeling the atomosphare of the quiet and peaceful retoro onsen town, eating some local sweets, drinking Onsen water, etc while walking . Some people seemed to notice the cultural differences between […]

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Past Tour

Appreciating the Nakanojo Biennale 2023 Art and Town Walking Tour.

Nakanojo Biennale
The Art at Old School

This is a walking tour of a retro hot spring town that strongly retains the atmosphere of the Showa (’50s,’60s) era and appreciating the contemporary art at the Nakanojo Biennale 2023.
Witness the ancient methods of managing hot spring sources, and explore old towns and old roads not found in typical travel guide books.
A guide has lived in Shima Onsen for over 40 years.
You can experience
– The atmosphere of a retro hot spring town.
– The history of Shima Onsen and hot spring culture.
– Encounter with local people.
– If you are lucky, you can also meet wild animals.
– Local sweets.
– Contemporary art at the Nakanojo Biennale 2023

Guide

Masuo Kashiwabara
Cheif Editor of Shima Onsen Travel Guide.
Former president of Shima Onsen Association.
Owner of Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan, Kashiwaya Cafe and Shima Terrace.
Born in Shima Onsen in 1961, living here for over 40 years.

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