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Masuo
Masuo

We’ve just launched guided town walking tours in Shima Onsen!
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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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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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