Naraya is a prestigious ryokan located in Kusatsu Onsen in Gunma Prefecture. It has a history that spans over 130 years, founded in the Meiji Period (1868-1912) and is situated near the “Yubatake” or hot water field.

Naraya offers 35 unique guest rooms that feature modern Japanese decors with a sitting area fitted with tatami mat flooring, and low furniture. Each room is provided with a flat-screen television, refrigerator, and an attached toilet.

Guests are invited to relax in the large communal baths with hot spring waters sourced nearby. Alternatively, there are private indoor baths that can be reserved in advance. Other facilities include a bar and cafe.
A kaiseki dinner is served to the guests in the dining room, each dish featuring fresh local ingredients sourced around Gunma, same as with breakfast with a healthy helping of vegetables.
Naraya can be accessed by JR Limited Express from Ueno Station in Tokyo. The establishment is operating normally with safety measures in place and limited acceptance to prevent the spread of infection.


Traditional ryokan - historical architecture

This is a long standing ryokan with the texture of a classic old style Japanese hot spring inn. It is a wooden three story building.

Top hot spring resort - Kusatsu, Tokyo suburbs

An acidic bath. It has been known as a popular bath from days of old, and is one of the three most famous hot springs in Japan. With an output that is the largest in Japan amongst naturally occurring hot springs, this hot spring boasts a potent disinfectant power.

Year of establishment


Number of rooms

36 rooms.


Rooms with open-air baths Unavailable

Onsen Area Kusatsu

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen? Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)? Yes

Is there a communal shared public bath? Yes

Are there additional rental options? With open-air tubs 0 With indoor tubs 3 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 0 Hours 0:00 - 24:00 Price 1050 - 3150 yen / 45 minutes How to book Reserve in advance

In or near Tokyo

Price range (yen) 45,000 - 65,000

The price includes one dinner and one breakfast