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Campground Guide-Renge Onsen Camground-
(Itoigawa City Otokoro)



Focusing on camps that have become increasingly popular in recent years, we are doing our best to publicize  the campgrounds that are open in the Joetsu area (Joetsu City, Myoko City, Itoigawa City).  Not only detailed information on each campground, but also spots recommended by the editorial department will be posted.  It’s good to have fun with your family, or to enjoy your time as a solo camper.  Why don’t you go out to play in the great outdoors?

Campground for climbers. The open-air bath in an attractive wilderness location

The Renge hot spring campground is located near the prefectural border of Nagano and Toyama prefectures at the western end of Niigata prefecture.  The altitude is about 1500 meters.  It is located in the Chubusangaku National Park centered on the Hida Mountains, and is very close to the trailheads of Niigata’s representative mountains such as Mt. Asahi and Mt. Korenge.  This campground is mainly used by climbers.

Renge Hot Springs Lodge

The reception is at the mountain lodge “Renge Onsen Lodge,” which is the gateway to the Northern Alps from the Niigata prefecture side.  Please apply in advance by phone.

The campground is about 600 meters away from the lodge.  There is only a parking lot at the lodge, from which you can rent a handcart to carry your luggage.

There are 35 tent sites, which can be used anywhere there is a vacancy.  The ground is grass and some gravel.


There are two cooking buildings and two toilets on the campground.  Because it is close to the mountain climbing trailhead, many users stay for mountain climbing as well as simply camping.

Surrounded by forests, you can spend a relaxing time in a quiet environment.  If you move to the area around Renge Onsen Lodge, you can get a panoramic view of the magnificent Northern Alps.  In addition, you can see the starry sky at night.  Of course, you can also enjoy the hot springs at the lodge.

■Address: 5-5-14 Yokomachi, Itoigawa City, Niigata Prefecture
■Utilization period: Mid-June to late October 2024
■Reservations: Please call in advance to make a reservation.
■Reception: Renge Onsen Lodge will be the reception desk.
■Fees: Cleaning cooperation fee: Adults 1,000 yen, children 500 yen
■Total number of sites: 35
■Parking lot: 70 cars

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Renge Onsen (open-air bath)

Renge Onsen Lodge is an inn in the mountains at the entrance to the Northern Alps from the Niigata prefecture side.  You can take a day trip bath as well as stay overnight.  In addition to the indoor bath, there are four open-air baths with different water sources.  The open-air bath in the photo is located near the lodge, and is a natural hot spring that does not even have a dressing room.(The open-air bath is a mixed bath)

[One-day bath]
■ Business hours: 9: 30-17: 00 (Last reception is 30 minutes before)
■ Fee: Both indoor bath and open-air bath / adult 800 yen, child 500 yen, open-air bath only / adult 500 yen, child 200 yen, indoor bath only / adult 800 yen, child 500 yen
■ Homepage:http://rengeonsen.main.jp/index.html


Kijiya no sato

“Kijiya no Sato (Kijiya Woodworking Village Museum)” is located on the way to the campground. It is a museum where traditional tools and documents from the Kijiya(woodworker) village are displayed, there is also a coffee shop where you can take a short break.

Kijiya no sato
■Address: 797-1 Oaza Osho, Itoigawa City
■Opening period: Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from May 3 to October 27
■Opening hours: 9:30 – 15:30
■Admission: 300 yen for adults, 200 yen for elementary, junior high and high school students■Address: 797-1 Oaza Osho, Itoigawa City

Renge Onsen Campground

■ Business period: Mid-June to late October 2024(please contact us by phone for details) ■ Parking lot: 70 cars ■ Fee: Cleaning cooperation fee: Adults 1,000 yen, children 500 yen

Tel: 090-2524-7237(Renge Onsen Lodge: Late April to mid-October)
URL: https://www.itoigawa-kanko.net/camp/rengeonsen_campsite/

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