Nearest Onsens to Greenhouse:
Others in Chichibu Vicinity:
Ikoino Mura Minoyama(Chichibu): Located in a mountain park, this is an inn where you can stay for about 11,000 yen (includes 2 meals), but it is also possible to just use the onsen for 840 yen between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm. From Minano station on the Chichibu Tetsudo Line you can take a taxi for about eight minutes. Minano Machi, Ooaza, Minano Azahananoki 3415.Tel: 0494-62-4355.
Yumoto Bukou Onsen(Chichibu): This onsen, close to Mt. Bukou, is open every day from 10 am to 10 pm. It boasts indoor and outdoor onsens, a sauna, a jet bath and is easily combined with a mountain hike. From Yokoze station on the Seibu Chichibu Line, it takes about ten minutes on foot. On weekdays, entrance is 600 yen for all day and on weekends, 700 yen for three hours. Chichibu Gun, Yokoze Machi, Ooaza Yokoze 4628-3.Tel: 0494- 25- 5151.
Shibahara Onsen柴原温泉 菅沼館 : Tucked away at the edge of the Chichibu National Park, the Yanagiya ryokan offers a wonderful rural respite from urban life and is one of only four inns in Shibahara Onsen. Just outside the picturesque town of Chichibu, known for its seven cold springs (kosen), Shibahara Onsen is a sleepy little hamlet surrounded by forest. Yanagiya's 130-year-old original building is no longer in use, but the new annex has large, airy tatami rooms with modern comforts. The indoor stone bath is moderately sized and fairly comfortable―the cold spring water is heated artificially. While the second floor rotenburo lacks a stunning vista, if you are lucky you'll end up with the small cypress bath to yourself. More than anything, Yanagiya is known for its excellent food, all locally produced and full of flavor. Most guests are tempted by the offer of handmade soba as an addition to the regular dinner, but be warned that you might not have room for them―delicious though they are. During the day it is worth exploring the temples and quaint streets of Chichibu or picking whatever fruits and vegetables are in season at the local farms.
2048 Shibahara, Arakawa-mura, Chichibu-gun, Saitama.
Take the Seibu special express train to Seibu Chichibu stn. Exit the station and follow the signs to Ohanabatake stn on the Chichibu Tetsudo line. Take the train to Bushu Hino stn―the ryokan will drive down and pick you up if you call ahead, and a drop- off service is also available in the morning.