course: Motoyu entrance bus stop→ Motoyu Onsen OOIDE-KAN
distance: 4.5 km
maximum difference of elevation: 240m
average % of slope: total 3.9% ascend 6.7% descend 6.2%
gained elevation: ascend 251m descend 37m
Okushiobara Motoyu Onsen is a part of famous Shiobara Onsen. Shiobara Onsen is located one hundred fifty kilo meters north of Tokyo and one of the most known hot spring towns in Kanto Region of Japan. Motoyu is said to be the origin of Shiobara Onsen starting 1200 years ago. When you go toward the end of Shiobara Valley, you can reach Motoyu Onsen. Although Shiobara Onsen is fairly developed with a large number of hotels and lodges, there are only three Onsen lodges in Okushiobara Motoyu Onsen where is surrounded by deep forest and mountains which give it a decidedly secluded environs.