• YU-NAVI NEWS TOP Page > Sento & Spa Useful Info > A hidden hot spring in Toyama prefecture, "Kuronagi Onsen" is worth trying even with some long access, where transportation only by Torokko (truck) train is available! Experience the big outdoor bath in the spectacular nature.
Sento & Spa Useful Info
Hokuriku·Koshinetsu Area
Toyama
767 views

A hidden hot spring in Toyama prefecture, "Kuronagi Onsen" is worth trying even with some long access, where transportation only by Torokko (truck) train is available! Experience the big outdoor bath in the spectacular nature.

 Google+  LINEで送る
Quote: Kuronagi Onsen official site/http://www.kuronagi.jp/

Hot spring in hot Summer does not sounds very attractive, but there is one suitable for this season.

This time we feature Kuronagi Onsen, a one day visit hot spring in Toyama prefecture. The hot spring bath is open only limited period, so it is a hidden hot spring! And more amazingly, it is approachable only by truck train.

It is located in such a remote place, and the way to the hot spring make us excited.

The outdoor bath is worth trying. In Toyama prefecture Kurobe area is well known for its beautiful mountains and valleys, plus a famous hot spring town "Unazuki Onsen" is nearby where many hotels and shops are open. Many people would have been to the famous touristic place.

If you go further to the mountains from Unazuki Onsen, there is a hidden hot spring "Kuronagi Onsen".

This edition features the special hot spring in Toyama prefecture which is available only for limited period and approachable only by truck train. Real hot spring lovers would like it.


Article of Toyama "Kuronagi Onsen" - Contents -



1, The most hidden hot spring! What is the charm of the extremely healing space "Kuronagi Onsen"?
2, Quality of spring water source of Kuronagi Onsen
3, Basic information of Kuronagi Onsen
4, Reviews of Kuronagi Onsen
5, Access to Toyama "Kuronagi Onsen"
6, Comments from YU-NAVI News editorial dept.


1, The most hidden hot spring! What is the charm of the extremely healing space "Kuronagi Onsen"?



The history of Kuronagi Onsen dates back to almost 370 years ago, when it was found, but as it was located on the border between two territories which belonged to different medieval clans, the access was prohibited. Therefore, until its opening to the public in 1868, it used to be used in secret as a hidden hot spring. There were some people who took bath in secret and were found by the local administration and punished. This hot spring was so attractive that some people wanted to try even with committing a crime.


Quote: instagram/ttomokkoさん

Kuronagi Onsen is not accessible with car.

There is only one means of transportation, Trokko (truck) train of Kurobe Keikoku railway, which runs only from April to November. But the restriction is not only the period, but also some hurdles in order to arrive at "Kuronagi Onsen". The last train from "Unazuki" station is early at 15:40, you need to walk steps and mountain road from Kuronagi station to the spot for 20 minutes, it becomes dark after 17:00 o'clock as there is nothing around, and cell phone radio wave does not reach the place in the middle of the great nature.

@uco55が投稿した写真 -


Quote: instagram/uco55さん

But these overcoming these difficulties, the impression of the big outdoor hot spring becomes more impressive.

Big outdoor bath in Kuronagi Onsen
Quote: Kuronagi Onsen official site/http://www.kuronagi.jp

The big outdoor bath is open for men and women at the same time, and some would be surprised with the big sound of flowing water as it is located next to Kurobe river. The outdoor bath made with rock is wide which is equivalent to 28 tatami mats.

This is real natural hot spring in the great nature.

The abundant amount of spring water is 2000 liters per minute, and it is provided to the all hotels in Unazuki Onsen town through pipes of approx. 7 km long. This is one of the longest in Japan.

Big outdoor bath in Kuronagi Onsen
Quote: Kuronagi Onsen official site/http://www.kuronagi.jp

The highlights of Kuronagi Onsen is the big outdoor bath together with its beautiful nature which is impressive.

During Spring and Summer seasons, the fresh air with young green refreshes our breath. In Autumn, maple leaves turns to marvelous scarlet colour. From the windows of the truck train which leads us to Kuronagi Onsen the moutain nature is so close and you can feel the great nature to your content.

wanさん(@inu.07070707)が投稿した写真 -


Quote: instagram/inu.07070707さん

The truck train runs very closely to the mountain. It is exciting.


Quote: instagram/gusukustyleさん

The superb view from the train!


Quote: instagram/mstrip_worldwideさん

In Autumn season many tourists visit Kuronagi Onsen to admire the beauty of maple leaves.

You want to visit such a hidden hot spring, don't you? Please plan your visit during the limited period from April to November.


2, Quality of spring water source of Kuronagi Onsen2,Kuronagi Onsen




Quote: instagram/ttomokkoさん

"Kuronagi Onsen" is the source of spring water provided to Unazuki Onsen. which is located in Kurobe ravine, Toyama prefecture.
The quality of the natural spring water is as follows:

Quality:Alkalescent simple hot spring ※less isotonic high hot spring
Spring water amount: 2000 litters/minute
Characteristic: Trasparent without colour, smell of sulfa
Benefit:

neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain, frozen shoulder, motor paralysis, bad blood circulation, bruise


3, Basic information of Kuronagi Onsen



凪さん(@nowherenagi)が投稿した写真 -


Quote: instagram/nowherenagiさん

Name:Kuronagi Onsen
Name in English: KURONAGIONSEN
Postal code: 938-0282
Address: Kuronagi, Unazuki-cho, Kurobe city, Toyama
Tel: 0765-62-1802
Closed: From late November to late April

※Closed when the truck train does not run during Winter.

Hours: 19:00~16:00

※Some hours are out of service due to cleaning work.

Fee: ※As of June, 2016

【One day visit hot spring】

●Fee

・Adult/650 yen
・Child/ 300 yen

※Small children before primary school is free of charge.

●Room fee ※10:00~15:00

6 tatami mats room/2,160 yen
8 tatami mats room/2,700 yen

※May not available when crowded.

Ofiicial site: http://www.kuronagi.jp/

Goods available in the facility:

・Body soap
・Shampoo
・Hair conditioner
・Hair dryer

Baths information:

・Big outdoor bath (for men and women together) 1
・Outdoor bath for women only 1
・Indoor bath (1 for men, 1 for women separately)

Other useful information:

・In the big outdoor bath for men and women, you can wear swimming suit or bath towel.
・In the big outdoor bath for men and women, a casual dressing room is facilitated.
・There are meals available for one day visitors.

Hours: 11:00〜14:00

Menu:
Wild mountain plants, rice and soup set
Mushroom buckwheat noodles
Curry rice
and others

・During holidays and Autumn touristic peak season, it is crowded. Please do not forget to call Kuronagi Onsen Hotel and Torokko (truck) train to make sure.

●About Kurobe Kyokoku Torokko (truck) train

For the time table click here.

For ticket reservation here.

Note:

・As Kuronagi Onsen is located deep in the mountains, there are wild animals and insects. Especially horsefly may be flying close to the outdoor bath. Please be careful and it is recommended to bring spray against the insects.


4, Access to Kuronagi Onsen



Here are reviews of "Kuronagi Onsen", the hidden hot spring in Toyama.
The comments from previous visitors to Kuronagi Onsen would be useful for you.








5, Access to Toyama "Kuronagi Onsen"





Postal code: 938-0282
Address: Kuronagi, Unazuki, Kurobe city, Toyama prefecture
Tel: 0765-62-1802

(Train)

※To go to Kuronagi Onsen, transportation is only by "Kurobe Kyokoku railway Torokko (truck) train" is available.

・ Get off at "Kuronagi" station of Kurobe Kyokoku railway Torokko train, walk mountain road for 20 minutes and you will arrive at Kuronagi Onsen Hotel

※From "Unazuki" station to "Kuronagi" station of Kurobe Kyokoku railway, approx. 25 minutes.
※For the road from Kuronagi station to Kuronagi Onsen Hotelplease see here.

(Car)

Please note that you can't go by car.


6, Comments from YU-NAVI News Editorial dept.



Ryo.Hさん(@panta1205)が投稿した写真 -


Quote: instagram/panta1205さん

Speaking of Toyama prefecture, the biggest hot spring "Unazuki Onsen" is known, and the spring water source , Kuronagi Onsen a hidden hot spring where all hot spring lovers would like to visit. Some stay in hotels and the others enjoy one day visit as the hotel provide also a day visit service. It is really located in the middle of mountains, so the situation is exactly as the famous old song of Yoshi Ikuzo, which says "No TV, No Refrigerator, No car" and "No cellular radio wave!."

But it is good chance to make your own time without having contact with anyone. You may realize the meaning of real relaxing time, how time is long and precious.

Staying in Kuronagi Onsen hotel for one night is good idea, too.

 Google+  LINEで送る
Keyword relating to this article
Secret_Hot_Spring Hot_Spring Day_Spa Gensen_Kakenagashi Open-air_bath Recommended_shop_information

This is the latest article in same categoly

 Conditions Search

 Popular Articles

No.1
No.2
No.3
No.4
No.5
No.6
No.7
No.8
No.9
No.10

 Categoly