Located on the Houshi River in the Gunma Prefecture, the Houshi Onsen Chojukan is the epitome of a traditional ryokan where weary travelers can experience Japanese hospitality.
Built in 1875 at the source of the hot spring, the Chojukan is a secluded mountain getaway that offers majestic views and an insight into the traditional Japanese lifestyle.
Modeled after original bathhouses and adorned with photos of its famous historical guests, it almost feels like you are stepping back through time.
The communal areas boast a handsome wood décor, and all guest rooms are furnished in the traditional Japanese style with woven-straw tatami mats, futon bedding, and a low table with seating cushions.
Toilets and bathing facilities are shared by all guests, which is fitting since the life at the hotel revolves around its unique hot springs.
The Chojukan offers both indoor and outdoor bathing areas for you to enjoy. Some areas are restricted by gender to provide a more private experience.