TAOYA Nasu Shiobara is a modern hot spring resort nestled in the leafy valleys of nature-rich Shiobara, part of the Nikko National Park in northern Tochigi prefecture.
Opened in August 2023, it’s the 5th entry under the TAOYA name. Envisaged by the Ooedo Onsen Monogatari group, this exciting hot spring resort brand is aiming to redefine a new dimension of relaxation, while providing all-inclusive facilities and unbeatable hospitality.
TAOYA Nasu Shiobara is a modern, stylish and luxurious renovation of the former Kamoshika-so property located here, providing 60 rooms across 11 room types, including comfortable and spacious Western-style options, as well as Japanese tatami rooms (with futon bedding).
The all-inclusive and hospitality vibe kicks in immediately, with a welcome drink recommended at the lounge overlooking the inner courtyard (complete with firepit after dark).
Guests will get to enjoy free-flowing drinks at both the lounge bar and dinner, located in the nearby Grotto — a stylish, dimly-lit atmospheric grill restaurant that elevates what you might expect from a buffet to fine-dining levels.
The restaurant oozes class with its VIP feel and moody lighting, with a decadent line-up of exquisite dishes and beverages on offer, all freshly prepared — many in front of your eyes in the "live kitchen" on the wood-fire grill.
Grotto lives up to its name, providing a cosy, chic setting to unwind while not making you think too hard about that extra dessert (or two) or cheeky glass of wine.
Hot Springs of Shiobara Onsen
No visit to Shiobara Onsen—the historic onsen town this area of Tochigi is part of—is complete without experiencing the local hot spring and TAOYA doesn't disappoint.
TAOYA's hot spring waters are flow from the Fukuwata Onsen source — one of eleven hot springs that make up the Shiobara Onsen area. It’s a sodium-calcium chloride hot spring that’s great for soothing aching muscles and relieving fatigue and, thanks to panoramic Shiobara valley views from the open-air rooftop bath, certainly provides a good way to relax too.
Once you're checked in, TAOYA is expecting you to unwind and relax thanks to their all-inclusive plans aiming to be a cut above the rest. Combined with the abundant nature on offer in the Nasu-Shiobara region, TAOYA offers both a compelling reason to visit and place to stay.