Exterior view, Hoshi Onsen Chojukan in Minakami
Suite (No. 78, Mansaku Type, Horyuden Wing) *Refurbished Apr. 2023 - Guestroom, Hoshi Onsen Chojukan in Minakami
Exterior view, Hoshi Onsen Chojukan in Minakami
Japanese-style Room (Kunzanso Wing) - Guestroom, Hoshi Onsen Chojukan in Minakami
Japanese-style Room (Main Building) *No toilet in room - Guestroom, Hoshi Onsen Chojukan in Minakami
Japanese-style Room (Kunzanso Wing) *Has toilet - Guestroom, Hoshi Onsen Chojukan in Minakami
Exterior view, Hoshi Onsen Chojukan in Minakami

4.6

Exceptional

42 reviews

42 reviews

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4.9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Parking
Lowest price includes
Closest landmarks
Akasawa Ski Area
1.3 km
Sarugakyo Hot Spring Center
5.5 km
Mantenhoshi no Yu
5.6 km
Akaya Lake
6.0 km
Aimata Dam
6.5 km

Hoshi Onsen Chojukan

650 Nagai, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, Minakami, Minakami, Japan, 379-1401 - View map
Highlights

Bath

Gift/souvenir shop

Car park

Facilities

Car park

Gift/souvenir shop

Handrails in stairs and hallways

Bath

Go game

Shogi

Sled rental (for kids)

Large indoor bath

Service4.8
Check-in from15:00
Check-out until10:30
Location rating4.9

Rooms available at Hoshi Onsen Chojukan

Japanese-style Room (Horyuden Wing)
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  • Mountain
  • Smoking allowed
  • 4 futons
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Annex Japanese Style Room
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  • River
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
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Japanese-style Room (Main Building) *No toilet in room
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  • Room size: 25 m²
  • Mountain and River
  • 6 futons
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Room
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  • River
  • Non-smoking
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Japanese-style Room (Kunzanso Wing) *Has toilet
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  • Room size: 25 m²
  • Mountain
  • 6 futons
Please provide dates to see prices.
Japanese-style Room (Kunzanso Wing) *Has toilet
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  • Room size: 22 m²
  • Mountain
Please provide dates to see prices.
Japanese Style Room Main Building
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  • Smoking allowed
  • 6 futons
Please provide dates to see prices.
Japanese-style Room (Kunzanso Wing) *Has toilet
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  • Room size: 22 m²
  • Mountain
  • 6 futons
Please provide dates to see prices.
Suite (No. 78, Mansaku Type, Horyuden Wing) *Refurbished Apr. 2023
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  • Room size: 37 m²
  • Non-smoking
Please provide dates to see prices.
Japanese-style Room (Main Building) *No toilet in room
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  • Mountain and River
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
Please provide dates to see prices.
More about Hoshi Onsen Chojukan Exterior view

More about Hoshi Onsen Chojukan

Kobo Daishi, an important historical figure to Japanese Buddhism, is said to have discovered this hot spring, giving it the nickname of "Hoshi." There is a large bath, open-air baths with water gushing out directly below them, and a bath for women.

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Amenities and facilities

Accessibility
  • Braille support in public spaces
  • Elevator for wheelchair
  • Gravel path at entrance
  • Handrails in stairs and hallways
  • In-room emergency alarm
  • In-room emergency alarm for hearing impaired
  • In-room toilet and bathtub with handrails
  • Shared acccessible toilet
  • Sign-language support at reception
  • Slope at entrance
  • Wheelchair
  • Wheelchair accessible
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Go game
  • Shogi
Swimming & soaking
  • Bath
  • Large indoor bath
  • Open-air bath (non-mixed)
Services and conveniences
  • Gift/souvenir shop
Sports equipment rental
  • Sled rental (for kids)
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [indoor]
  • Car park [outdoor]
Available in all rooms
  • Bath towel
  • Towels
  • Yukata (Japanese pajamas)

Hot spring Information

Hot water type
  • Hot spring
Health benefits
  • Nerve pain/Rheumatism
  • Hemorrhoid aid
  • Illness recovery/Stress relief
  • Motor dysfunction aid
  • Articular pain aid
  • Muscle pain aid
  • Frozen shoulders aid
  • Digestive ailment aid
  • Neuralgia aid
  • Bruise aid
  • Sensitivity to cold aid

Hot spring on site

Indoor public bath (Mixed)
  • Capacity
    10 persons
  • Opening hours
    10:30~14:00 and 15:00~10:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    0
Indoor public bath (Mixed)
  • Capacity
    40 persons
  • Opening hours
    10:30~14:00 and 15:00~10:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    0
Indoor public bath (Mixed)
  • Capacity
    20 persons
  • Opening hours
    15:00~10:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    0
Open-air bath (Mixed)
  • Capacity
    10 persons
  • Opening hours
    15:00~10:00 (01/01~12/31)
  • View
    Mountain

Location

650 Nagai, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, Minakami, Minakami, Japan, 379-1401
Exceptional
Location

4.9

Property policies

Others

    For anything that's not mentioned on this page, please directly ask the property.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-out until10:30
    The property
    • Number of restaurants0
    • Opened in 1875
    • Most recent renovation1980

    Property announcements

    Unfortunately, this lodge cannot provide electrical adaptors.

    Reviews of Hoshi Onsen Chojukan from verified guests

    4.6
    Exceptional
    Location4.9
    Room comfort and quality4.6
    Service4.8
    Access3.8
    High score for Minakami
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    5.0
    Eryldene from Australia
    Group

    Exceptional”

    The food was excellent and was so plentiful, I was so full after dinner and breakfast and there was still some leftover food. The staff can speak a limited English but it was enough to get by. The service was excellent and they tried their hardest to commu

    Reviewed November 20, 2016

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    3.2
    japanilike from Singapore
    Group

    Good”

    Stunning baths - all except the smallest. The outdoor bath was a bit dirty, with bugs, leaves and something else floating in it. I am grateful that there was a 2 ours period for my wife to use because the men seemed to be in the onsen every minute of the d

    Reviewed November 12, 2016

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    5.0
    Swiss from Switzerland
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Remote ryokan surrounded by beautiful landscape. Extremely nice old buildings very well renovated and maintained. The old bath is a jewel, the rotemburo beautiful as if you are in the middle of a forest. Food excellent and light. Just the right quantity. N

    Reviewed October 02, 2016

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    4.7
    KnocktheFrench from Japan
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Perfect in everything aspects. Room, Baths, Food, Hosts.

    Reviewed May 07, 2016

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    4.7
    Mitchell from United States
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    A creaky old ryokan nestled deep in gorgeous mountain scenery? Sounds like the dream of every overworked Japanese business person, and it should be yours too. This place was wonderful in every way - the service was impeccable, the food was delicious, and t

    Reviewed October 06, 2015

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    4.9
    Oli from Netherlands
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    This place is amazing and flawless, a memorable experience, pretty easy to get to , just have to take two buses from the train station. Make sure you bring some warm clothes, we packed only shorts and t-shirts :-) they give you a Warm jacket thing too put

    Reviewed August 29, 2015

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    4.5
    Aude from France
    Couple

    Excellent”

    Bathing in the wooden onsen at Hoshi retreat is a mystical experience to enjoy. Unforgettable...

    Reviewed August 22, 2015

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    4.0
    Camille from France
    Group

    Very good”

    Just a dream, we were with our nine month baby girl, who was so happy to spend 5 beautiful days in Hoshi Onsen. This time there was delicious.

    Reviewed May 17, 2015

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    5.0
    Batsy&Robsy from Sweden
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Our first stop in Japan was this magic place with super kind staff and food and baths that left us speechless. We´re daydreaming about coming back. Our steaming hot recommendations!

    Reviewed May 02, 2015

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    4.4
    Mats from Singapore
    Group

    Excellent”

    This is everything I could expect from a ryokan. The food has really high quality and they serve a lot of it. The room in the new wing was pretty cold but that extra blankets, which adds to the experience. The room also had an additional room where you can

    Reviewed April 11, 2015

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    4.9
    sian from United Kingdom
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    wonderful traditional onsen

    Reviewed March 31, 2015

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    4.7
    usc_ty from Japan
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Difficult to access by public transportation but still possible. This ryokan has a great look and feel. If you want to experience traditional Japan, this is the place to do it. The onsen left me speechless. I would highly recommend a trip here for an

    Reviewed March 15, 2015

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    4.8
    Kay from Thailand
    Solo traveler

    Exceptional”

    Very nice and peaceful place, they keep everything in the old age. I were enjoy 3 types of spring baths and environment around for outside spring baht. Foods were tasty and variety made from material found in the area. I have became refresh physically a

    Reviewed January 06, 2015

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    4.9
    Ellana from France
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Wonderful location for with great baths in beautiful surroundings. The staff was also very nice and helpful and we absolutely loved the food. This place really has been a highlight of our trip in Japan!

    Reviewed September 02, 2014

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    4.9
    John from United States
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    We booked two nights at this Onsen because we wanted a traditional japanese hotel/hot springs experience and we were not disappointed! The location, nestled in a mountainous forest, is gorgeous, as was the building itself. The futon-style mattresses were

    Reviewed June 17, 2014

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    4.8
    Marc from Spain
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    This is the most wonderful experience I've had in my three trips to Japan

    Reviewed October 02, 2013

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    4.8
    Sami from Finland
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    Fantastic place. Excellent service (even if the staff do not speak much english) and food. Atmosphere very relaxing and calming; hot springs and the whole enviroment absolutely worth to find this place (train and two bus trips from Tokyo). Total opposite t

    Reviewed April 12, 2013

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    4.5
    andreadst from Belgium
    Couple

    Excellent”

    (april 2012) This place is amazing in all respects. It's a bit hard to reach but it's 100% worth the trouble even for one night. The baths are fantastic. The only notable drawback is the lack of english speaking people (not a problem per se) really made

    Reviewed April 16, 2012

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    4.8
    anhelf from Germany
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    a fantastic place to be!

    Reviewed September 11, 2010

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    5.0
    Ueli from Switzerland
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Best onsen in a nice remote location. Really friendly, local staff (don't except them to speak any English). The food was a very nice experience. Dont miss this onsen on your japan trip!

    Reviewed August 05, 2010

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