highlights and activities

We Win 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award !

We, Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan, ranked 7th out of the 25 best Japanese Ryokans, was awarded the Traveller's Choice Be...
Tips and FAQ

How to get the direct round trip bus from Tokyo

Direct bus bound for Shima Onsen departs at from near Tokyo Station. (Tokyo Yaesu street) We have a package plan includ...
Onsen

The Differences Between ‘Spa,’ ‘Hot Spring,’ and ‘Onsen’

When I write about Japanese ‘onsen’ in English, I use the Japanese word ‘onsen’ rather than using any related foreign ...
Onsen

Tattoo-Friendly Onsens: Will the Day Come When These Become the Norm in Japan?

Introduction Since our Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan is a tattoo-friendly onsen ryokan, people with tattoos can bathe in...
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The “Shima Onsen Guide” WEB was launched !

We were  launched the "Shima Onsen Guide" WEB in September 2019. Goal of this WEB is to have the Shima Onsen become k...
Shima Onsen

Let’s go to Shima Onsen by a rental car! You’ll have more fun!

Overview If you're good at driving a car, how about renting a car to go to an onsen resort near Tokyo? There are often...
Onsen

Private Onsen, room with an open-air bath / 6 different types of bath in Onsen Ryokan

Our ‘Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan’ has three private onsen, all of which are open-air baths(Rotenburo), two rooms with ...
Kashiwaya Ryokan

Private Onsen Tsuki-no-yu Renovated !

Visitors from Japan come looking for different things, from authentic Japanese food, cultural experiences, and shopping...
Ryokan

The ALT Special Plan! The Perfect Way to Enjoy Japanese Culture and Onsen

Shima Onsen Kashiwaya Ryokan has begun a special deal just for ALT’s currently residing in Japan. With this special pl...
highlights and activities

10 Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Kanto 2021

Contents: - Kanto’s Top 10 Locations for Fall Foliage - Shima Onsen Town and Autumn Leaves - Things to Keep in Mind fo...