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Barrel Bath at Rinrinkan
Rinrinkan : 森の宿 林りん館

Build a Fire to Heat the Water for your own Barrel Bath.

Northern Nagano


Make a fire and heat bath water for a soak in a barrel bath with the Northern Alps as a backdrop at Rinrinkan in Ogawa Village.


Back in the olden days, people used to have to light a fire to heat water for their daily bath -- a nostalgic memory for most Japanese today.
Goemon bath is a bath built for one person -- considered a luxury by most people here.
Rinrinkan in tiny Ogawa Village has combined those two concepts with their Barrel Bath. For a small fee, guests light a wood fire in a hearth under the barrel, heat up the water and enjoy a toasty warm bath outdoor in a drum barrel with the Northern Alps in the background.


  •  20
  •  10 people
  •  Near the lodge entrance.
Hours :
Date(s) :
Open Daily Year-Round 
Cost / Price of Admission :
¥1500 + ¥200 per extra person. Everyone can take turns bathing. 
Time Required :
2 hours 
Reservations :
Required(Reservations Required by telephone, fax or e-mail. Provide name, address, cell phone number, requested date and time.) 
# of Participants :
Foreign Languages :
English (Only basic English spoken) 
Luggage Storage :


Barbecue facilities and pizza-making also available. Accommodation facilities for up to 28 people, with all guestrooms offering views of the Alps. Near the lodge is a particularly famous sakura (cherry) tree popular for its beautiful blossoms in the spring. When available, the lodge serves gibier (wild game). The lodge also has a goat.


tel : +81(0)26-269-3455   fax : +81(0)26-269-3470   e-mail   Official site


By Train
From Nagano Station(JR Hokuriku(Nagano) Shinkansen), Take Kawanakajima Bus's Highway Bus for Omachi and get off at Ogawa Shinden stop (33 min.). Rinrinkan will pick you up there.
By Car
From Nagano IC, Take Route 35/ Route 19 west and turn on to Route 31 (toll tunnel). Proceed 8.9km (12 min.) and turn left on to small road. Continue for 2.8km (17 min.) and Rinrinkan will be on the left.
8000-4 Oneyama, Ogawa, Kamiminochi 381-3303

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