Welcome to Hongū

From Hongū you can easily reach the onsen villages of Yunomine (湯の峰), Watarase (わたらせ) and Kawa-yu (川湯) by bus, or even on foot. Yunomine is considered one of Japan's earliest onsen destinations, said to have been discovered some 1800 years ago; it's an attractive village, nestled around a rapidly flowing, narrow river in a wooded valley. Many travellers choose to stay a night or two in Hongū or Yunomine, to take advantage of the baths or to do one of the short day hikes around Hongū.

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