Nestled in the Kurobe Gorge, Unazuki Hot Springs are the gateway to the Kurobe Gorge Railway, known for its locomotive trains. The atmosphere of the relaxing baths is heightened by stunning seasonal scenery – bright new greenery in spring, cool breezes in summer, colourful leaves in autumn and snowy landscapes in winter. Unazuki Hot Springs are famous for their abundant, clear water that leaves your skin soft. Make sure you go for a stroll through the hot spring village, where you’ll find foot baths, an art gallery and shops selling hot spring sweets. And while the village is surrounded by mountains, it’s not far from Toyama Bay, so you can enjoy fresh sashimi and other delicious seafood at your hotel. This is, of course, accompanied by delectable mountain vegetables and local sake, adding that extra touch to your wonderful experience.
Unazuki Hot Springs
Himi Hot Spring Village is made up of various hotels and inns dotted along the Himi coastline. As well as natural hot springs, the village offers all the delicious Toyama Bay seafood you can eat. Himi Fishing Port is most famous for its oily winter yellowtail, but it has plenty of other seafood to offer too. No matter when you visit, you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of mouth-watering seafood cuisine, as well as Himi Beef and an abundance of delicious vegetables from local farms and the mountains. The delectable local ingredients of your meals are complemented perfectly by local sake. With its relaxing hot spring baths with sea views and delicious local cuisine and sake, Himi Hot Springs will leave you feeling sated in body and soul.
Himi Hot Spring Village
Omaki Hot Springs is a lone hot spring hotel famous for its remote location that can only be accessed by boat. With the Shogawa River cruise from Komaki Dam as the only form of transportation to the hot spring, it is extremely secluded. Down the Shogawa River from Omaki Hot Springs you’ll find the Shogawa Hot Spring Village, where several hot spring facilities line the river. Make sure you also visit the rustically beautiful hot springs along the Kurobe Gorge Railway. Take a locomotive train through the rugged gorge and you’ll see various secluded hot spring hotels and large open-air baths dotted along the way, such as Kuronagi, Kanetsuri, Meiken and Babadani. These beautiful hot springs provide a luxurious experience – relax in a bath, become one with the gorge, and let the great outdoors work its magic.
Omaki Hot Springs
If you like a luxurious experience from time to time, here are some hotels for you. Get away from it all at River Retreat Garaku, a secluded hotel by the Jinzukyo Gorge where none of the 25 guest rooms looks the same as another and you can enjoy high quality Japanese or Western food. At Sanrakuen in the Shogawa Hot Spring Village, you can pamper yourself with professional beauty treatments and fango therapy with hot spring mud from the Shogawa River. Or enjoy personalised hospitality and mouth-watering French cuisine at Satoyama no Auberge Makino Oto, a hotel in Nanto that holds only three pairs of guests per night.
River Retreat Garaku