On the occasion of Eroica Japan 2019, let’s enjoy the secrets of Nakanojo town and Shima Onsen, one of the most beautiful villages in the Japan.
Thanks to the cooperation of the Nakanojo Town Tourism Association, we are pleased to present a special Eroica Japan tour in Nakanojo.
Through the experience of Japanese tradition, like cooking Soba (Japanese noodles with buckwheat) in Nakanojo town and the tea sommelier experience, you will know well habit and culture of Nakanojo town.
- Minimum number of participants:10 persons (with a tour operator)
- Entry to Eroica Japan (Sat, 6/1), application to the Cena Eroica (Sun, 6/2) is required separately.
- Even those who do not participate in the ride can participate in the tour.
About Nakanojo Town
In the 2019, Eroica Japan’s Start and Goal will be at the Shima Onsen area in Nakanojo Town (Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture). Eroica Japan will visit each of the four cooperating municipalities as a start and goal point every year to let know the splendor of Agatsuma-gun to L’Eroica fans of all over the world. From Kusatsu Onsen which was the start & goal point of the 2018, and one of the most famous hot springs in Japan, Shima Onsen will be a start point in 2019.
The beautiful city of Nakanojo is located in the northwestern part of Gunma prefecture and has flourished as the economic and cultural center of Agatsuma county. It is surrounded by peaks of over 1,000m high. The city itself has an average elevation of 400m above sea level.
Not only it was important location as a point of transportation since ancient times from the northern area of Japan to Tokyo over the Mikuni Pass, Nakanojo is always famous thanks to nine hot springs in the town such as Shima, Shiriyaki, Sawatari Onsen etc, could heal their tiredness of travelers.
Travelers who passed this area were not only samurai such as the shogun Minamoto Yoritomo but also a famous scholars, doctors and poets like Wakayama Bokusui.
Shima Onsen (that means 40,000 in Japanese) represents 40,000 ailments. The hot water is supposed to cure and dates back to the year 989.
Some of the Onsen baths are located along a river where you can relax and enjoy Mother Nature while you soak your stress away.