Open for 100 years! Get Close to the Charms of Unazuki Onsen-1

Open for 100 years! Get Close to the Charms of Unazuki Onsen

Unazuki Onsen, located in the mountainous region of Kurobe City in eastern Toyama, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2023. Unazuki Onsen acts as a gateway to Kurobe Gorge and, as such, has opened its door to many visitors. Let’s take a closer look at this charming hot spring area that continues to flourish as the backbone of Toyama.

100 Years of History: Unazuki Onsen

The rich natural environment of the roaring Kurobe River and the mountains around it are sure to captivate. Unazuki Onsen is one of Toyama’s prime onsens, and its location in the mountains of Kurobe City has earned it the nickname Toyama’s “backbone.”

The trolley car running through the V-shaped gorge happens to be one of Unazuki’s most famous attractions. Riding through Kurobe Gorge and all its glory is bound to make for a unique and memorable experience. Take the chance to bask in the unexplored region of Kurobe with the magnificent Kurobe Gorge spread out below your feet.

Continue reading below to find out more details about the history and ways to enjoy the train line.


●By rail
From Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line, transfer to Shin-Kurobe Station on the Toyama Chiho Railway Main Line for around 30 minutes.

●By car
Approximately 15 minutes (13 km) from Kurobe IC on the Hokuriku Expressway.


Walk Around and Experience the Unazuki Onsen Town on a Deeper Level

The town was established around the long-standing onsen.
As you walk around, you'll discover shops that have been around since olden days, right down to new and popular shops side by side, offering a wide variety for those who visit to enjoy.

Around Unazuki Onsen

It'd be such a waste to come all the way out to Unazuki Onsen and simply leave afterward! The area around Unazuki Onsen is packed with spots featuring things you can only experience here. Please take advantage of this opportunity to visit them.

  • Kurobe River Electricity Memorial

    Kurobe River Electricity Memorial

    Here at this memorial museum, you’ll find the history of power supply development via the Kurobe River, along with introductions to the hydroelectric plant and the river’s natural environment.

  • Unazuki Beer Hall

    Unazuki Beer Hall

    Facilities where you can enjoy the local beer, which also makes for a great souvenir.

  • Makiba no Kaze Kurobe Ranch

    Makiba no Kaze Kurobe Ranch

    A farm with one of the best views and where you can also interact with goats and cows.

  • Ikuji Fish Station

    Ikuji Fish Station

    A place where you can enjoy Kurobe's delicious fish to the fullest.

  • Aimono Konbu 

    Aimono Konbu 

    A specialty shop with flavor-packed kelps for kelp enthusiasts.

  • Ishida Fisharena (Fishery Marina)

    Ishida Fisharena (Fishery Marina)

    The fishing spot used as a location for the film “Tsuribaka Nisshi 13.”

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Model routes Around Unazuki Onsen

Once you’re in Toyama, you’re bound to want to visit other tourist attractions as well.
Here are some great theme-based model routes that allow you to visit various places throughout Toyama, all while enjoying Unazuki Onsen.

Enjoy Unazuki Onsen at a Great Price with the “Let's Take a Break in Toyama Tourism Campaign”!

The “Let’s Take a Break in Toyama Tourism Campaign” is currently underway, so the Unazuki Onsen area can also be enjoyed at a discount with the campaign.

Please take this opportunity to visit Unazuki, a hot town that is taking things up a notch.


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