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We are Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan, a traditional Onsen Ryokan (inn) in Gunma prefecture, Japan. We're so happy to se...
highlights and activities

All You Can Eat Apples! Apple-picking in Japan’s Countryside

In Japan, there are fresh seasonal fruits you can eat during any time of year. Apples, grapes, tangerines, strawberrie...
highlights and activities

Shima Onsen by Bike! Who Knows What New Encounters Await

Shima Onsen is a sprawling hot spring (or onsen) town located along the Shima River. The town area covers about 3km no...
Kashiwaya Ryokan

The Perfect Spot for the Last Night of Your Trip to Japan: A Country Onsen Ryokan

When you come to Japan, where would you like to go? Maybe to Tokyo, one of the biggest cities in the world. Or to Kyot...
Ryokan

Yukata: the Traditional way of Relaxing at a Japanese Ryokan

When I think about staying at a Japanese Ryokan, the first thing that comes to mind is relaxing in a yukata. A yukata ...
Kashiwaya Ryokan

Accomodating Onsen Ryokan for Solo Travelers in Japan

The number of international visitors to Japan has been increasing at an incredible rate. According to the Japan Touris...
Ryokan

A Rural Japanese Onsen Ryokan that Provides English Support!

We at Shima Onsen and Kashiwaya Ryokan are so happy to see more and more visitors from other countries. The number jus...
Shima Onsen

Shima Onsen and Spirited Away – a Surprising Connection

Did you know that right here at Shima Onsen, there is a building said to be have inspired the setting for the famous a...
Shima Onsen

Shima Onsen Ale, Shima’s Original Craft Beer

Many of us enjoy travelling all around the world, and there's one drink you can find just about anywhere you go. Tha...
Tips and FAQ

The Slopes Near Shima Onsen: A Skiers Paradise, a Snowboarder’s Dream!

Japan is world-renowned for its abundance of ski resorts and top-notch powder snow. Niseko in Hokkaido and Hakuba in N...