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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A 10-15mins Walk or a 3mins bus ride from the snow monkey park, this is a small town with 9 public onsen to experience. Each claimed to have different medicinal property from the minerals in the onsen. However on 20/2 (Wed), there was only 1...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is an authentic Japanese spa town that dates back 1300 years or more. If you plan on recreating in the area and want to see the snow monkey park this is the place to be. It is very quaint, cultural and picturesque. There are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eelbones
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

This was my second visit. This time I have stayed overnight. Something unique, I visited all the 9 public Onsens. A very interesting experience. Although, some of the onsens are run down. The whole place was very very quiet, but that is why I liked...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank areko310
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Visited this amazing old world charm town In January middle of winter! Stayed at Daymaruya Ryokan right in the middle of Shibu Onsen Main Street which was perfect in every way. Visited snow monkey park and spent an afternoon visiting the nine public Onsens. Even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

We were very excited to visit shibu onsen but was quite surprised that the street is so quiet that you hardly see anyone ... maybe all the guests were busy soaking in onsens. There are 9 public onsens to visit for their various purported health...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank juritan777456
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Great place for Snow Monkeys and Onsens. I went on a group with Bamba Experience and we had a great time! Spend two nights so you can see the monkeys for sure! Don’t miss the Onsens!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank paulsarfati
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Stayed in Shibu Onsen for two nights. The first night we were tired after a long train ride from Yokohama an when we walked the town it seemed pretty dead. The next night after seeing the snow monkeys we came back to town and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Butchbob
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We came to stay at Shibu Onsen to visit the Snow Monkey Park but we’re surprised by how cute and quaint this town is! Best of all, it has 9 traditional hot springs (onsens) that anyone staying in associated ryokans can visit for free. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
15  Thank WildJunket
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We went for a walk and its a nice place to take a stroll and visit the temples even if you are not staying in this onsen town. The public onsens are open only to people who stay at the ryokans here which we found...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TheFilmyCouple
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Shibu Hotel and after seeing the monkeys the hot bath seemed like a good idea. We did it all: dressed in Yukatas, wore the traditional wooden shoes and visited all the nine onsen. During the whole circle there were no other people...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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