Accommodations / Hot Spring Spots in Japan

  • Dogo Onsen Honkan
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Dougoyunomachi 5-6
    This is a public bathhouse of the historical Dogo Onsen. The three-tiered wooden building has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. It sprung to fame after it was mentioned in Natsume Soseki’s novel, Botchan. The dark interior with its pillars, beams and wooden lockers oozes with antiquated charm. The Honkan has two indoor baths, the Kami no Yu and the Tama no Yu, where visitors can relax and enjoy a pleasant soak. At extra charge guests can use the resting room complete with a hired yukata and some tea and cake. The nearest station is Dogo Onsen Station.
  • Hottarakashi Onsen Acchi-no-yu and Kocchi-no-yu
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    4.0
    416 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamanashi Pref. Yamanashishi Yatsubo 1669-18
    With Mt. Fuji straight ahead and the Kofu Basin down below, great views can be had while taking a bath in this hot spring. The bath opens one hour before sunrise so opening hours vary depending on the season. The spring water in the Kocchi-no-yu bath is completely colorless and transparent while the freshly poured bath water in the Acchi-no-yu bath is a clear and bright yellowish brown color. The water is said to be good for those who are overly sensitive to the cold, those who have nerve pains, and also aids fatigue recovery. The new water sources make it more difficult to catch a chill after the bath and cause little irritation to the skin so it is good for children or the elderly. As well as hot spring baths, there are souvenir shops, snack bars, restaurants and outdoor viewing terraces on site.

    A nice little onsen, hotspring, (went to the higher PH one) with three baths. A nice relaxing soak after two days of walking the mountains of Yamanashi. On a good day you also get a great view of Mt...

  • New Chitose Airport Onsen
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    4.0
    432 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi 987-22 New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 4F
    A natural hot spring bath facility located on the fourth floor of the domestic terminal in New Chitose Airport. The waters come from a salt spring. Bathing in them helps prevent perspiration, aiding in warming and moisturizing the skin and body. In addition to baths, the facility also has a stone sauna and massage room. The facility also offers hotel rooms; breakfast is served starting at six a.m., ensuring even those with an early flight can enjoy the most important meal of the day before checkout. There's also a women's only room in the relaxation room, ensuring women are comfortable during their visit as well.

    Indoor and outdoor hot springs / Onsens. All the amenities you would expect at a Japanese Onsen plus several relaxing rest areas and massage opportunities available. Staff very friendly and...

  • Hakone Yuryo (hot spring resort)
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    4.0
    396 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa prefecture Ashigarashimo-gun Hakone machi Tosanosawa 4
    This is a hot spring establishment located in Yumoto, Hakone with large hot springs which can be visited for a day trip. The resort has many types of baths, from large public baths and open-air baths to pot baths and the greatest number in the Tokyo metropolitan area of 19 individual open-air hot spring baths which can be reserved. In addition to a full range of hot spring baths, the resort has a restaurant where you can relax and also enjoy hearth-cooked cuisine. The traditional sauna bathing method “Loyly”, introduced from the home of the sauna, Finland, is also practiced at the resort every hour, so you can enjoy an invigorating perspiration in the sauna’s comfortable heat.

    The experience was quite out of expectation. It was September when we were at Japan for our holiday. Because the weather was still quite warm, we didnt expect we might enjoy the spa. We still...

  • Kusatsu Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Kusatsumachi Kusatsu
    A hot spring area counted as one of Japan’s three most famous. With over 100 source springs, the area generates some 32 thousand liters of natural hot spring water every minute, the greatest production volume in Japan. Since ancient times, the area has flourished as a therapeutic spa, and unique, long-standing traditions remain deeply rooted here, such as the custom of “yumomi,” the cooling of extremely hot spring waters by agitating them with thick wooden planks; and “jikan-yu” timed bathing, a practice distinct to Kusatsu which emerged in the late Edo period. The area’s primarily acidic springs are known for their powerful antibacterial properties, and it is even said they will “treat any disease other than love sickness.” The area is dotted with art museums and is also known as an art town.
  • Sand Bath Hall Saraku
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    4.5
    474 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yunohama 5-25-18
    A hot spring bath facility where you can enjoy Ibusuki’s famed hot spring sand baths. The sand baths use the heat of the hot springs naturally welling up under the coast; bathers wear a white robe and are buried in sand stirred to reach just the right temperature, heating the body. Depending on weather conditions, you can even enjoy your sand bath right at the edge of the waves. Even when the weather is not perfect, the facility has a covered sand bathing area, ensuring you can enjoy your sand bath no matter what it is like outside. The sand baths aid in relieving nerve pain, rheumatism, and cold extremities. Approximately five minutes by car from Ibusuki Station.

    Its not anywhere in the world that you get to sand Bath. This place lets you spend time relaxing at the sand bath, then wash off and space out at the onsen. Nice place to spend a late afternoon esp...

  • Biyunoyado
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    4.5
    527 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Prefecture Shimotakai gun Yamanouchi cho Yudanaka
    A hot spring hotel with a 100% natural hot spring large public bath and outdoor baths include a private outdoor bath reservable for an extra fee. The hotel has Japanese and Western-style rooms and a full array of amenities. Guests can also enjoy a Japanese taiko drumming show in the lobby and eat kaiseki course cuisine in the hotel restaurant.

    Wanted to see some proper snow after being deprived of it for a couple years in Tokyo, and certainly got my fix here. Town and countryside were a magical white on arrival, and had some steady snow...

  • Takegawara Onsen
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    4.0
    476 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Motomachi 16-23
    A low-cost public hot spring facility operated by Beppu City. Originally erected in 1879, the current building was built in 1938. In the spa’s famous sand bath, visitors lie down in sand wearing a yukata robe, after which assistants cover you with sand heated by the site’s natural hot spring. Up to eight persons can use the sand bath at the same time. Wait times may grow long when the facility is busy. A 10-minute walk from JR Beppu Station.

    This place is very exceptional, it offers a very special sunna style, showing how the ancient Japanese used to apply sauna therapy, lying on a grassy ground and wearing a Japanese costume. Its a...

  • Tenzan Toji-Kyo
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    4.5
    356 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Ashigarashimo-gun Hakonemachi Yumoto Chaya 208
    A hot spring bath house located in the mountains near Hakone-Yumoto just across the Honobono Bridge crossing the Sukumogawa River a short walk from the Oku-Yumoto-Iriguchi bus stop along the upper Old-Tokaido road. The site covers nearly 8,000-tsubo (nearly 26,500 square meters) and is home to seven springs. The men's bath has five tubs and the women's six each offering a variety of temperatures and spring types. Among the variety of springs, the alkaline spring with a ph-level of 9.3 is also available for drinking. The spring water is said to help with excess gastric acid levels and hangovers and near the front desk there's a free fountain allowing you to give it a trial. The building is a remodeled classic house and from their relaxation area you can look out over the local verdant greenery. The underfloor heating keeps you warm even in winter allowing you to relax as you exit the bath.

    After being refused from another onsen because in a group of 5 I was the one with tattoos (although very small), and not being allowed in even if covered them up, Tenzan accepted us and were nothing...

  • Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku
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    4.5
    454 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Marunouchi 6-3
    A hotel located a 15 minute drive from the Kanazawa-higashi Interchange and the Kanazawa-nishi Interchange. The hotel is also conveniently located a few minutes' walk from Kanazawa Castle Park and the Kenrokuen Garden. The hotel has several banquet halls perfect for New Year's parties, welcome home and going away parties, and other events of all scales. The largest banquet hall, the Hosho, can also be subdivided to two thirds and one third size as needed for smaller events. The hotel's banquet halls can be rented out as conference rooms and facilities such as projectors and DVD players can be rented for a fee. In addition, the hotel offers a retro yet elegant Taisho Roman-themed wedding service befitting Kanazawa's status as one of Japan's ancient city. This wedding service also includes spectacular cuisine.

    My husband and I stayed at the hotel for four nights. The hotel is a bit of a trek from the train station, if you are walking with luggage, but the location can’t be beat for access to the two big...

  • Maenohara Onsen Saya-no-Yudokoro
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    4.0
    235 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Itabashi-ku Maenochou 3-41-1
    This day-trip onsen facility allows guests to enjoy real hot spring water fed non-stop directly from a natural source while still being in Tokyo. Using a renovated old Japanese home that was built in 1946, the attractive onsen has a relaxed, nostalgic ambience. There are fourteen types of baths with greenish brown mineral water, including the rotenburo (outdoor bath) that is surrounded by greenery, the indoor bath with highly concentrated carbonic spring water, and two saunas. The restaurant is also popular as guests can enjoy soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles) and set meals while gazing out at the kare-san-sui dry landscape that recreates a Showa-era garden. The closest station is Shimura-sakaue Station.

    The onsen is just an hour away from Shinjuku by trains. It is small but new and clean. It is not touristic and has less people there, so it is quiet and relaxing. A few outdoor hot baths and a...

  • Nozawaonsen
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    4.5
    141 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Shimotakai-gun Nozawaonsenmura Toyosato
    Sprawling at the foot of Mt. Kenashi, this is one of the most historic hot spring districts in the prefecture. There are various theories as to when the hot spring district was discovered. One belief is that it was found by the priest Gyoki (or an itinerate monk undergoing training) during the reign of Emperor Shomu, while another legend says that it was happened upon by a hunter following a wounded bear. Since the Edo period, the district has been lovingly maintained by the hands of local residents under a system called Yunakama, and today this system continues to preserve and service the area's abundant water flow and more than 30 source springs. In addition to bathhouses, the town is dotted with countless footbaths and 13 external bath areas for visitors to sample and enjoy.

    One of the things to do in Nozawa is to have a bath in one of the 13 public onsens dotted around the village. However I prefer the private ones where you can sit down on a bucket seat to shower with...

  • Azusa no Yu Dormy Inn Matsumoto
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    4.0
    391 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Fukashi 2-2-1
    A hot spring hotel located a five-minute walk from JR Matsumoto Station. The hotel has a large public bath and outdoor bath fed from a natural hot spring as well as saunas. Every night from 21:30 to 23:00, guests can enjoy a free bowl of late night shoyu (soy sauce) ramen. Due to its proximity to the station, the hotel is often used by Nagano tourists and business travelers.

    stayed here 2 nights after we did the hike from magome to tsamago, through the preserved villages along the way, great 5 mi. hike. had stayed at the dormy inn in takamatsu so we knew what to expect...

  • RISONARE Tomamu
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    4.0
    421 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    NAKATOMAMU, SHIMUKAPPU-MURA, YUFUTSU-GUN Hokkaido Japan
    The elevated resort, standing tall in the coniferous forest, with all rooms over 100m2 and equipped with jet bath/sauna with scenic views, is an all-suite hotel.

    We had the most wonderful white Christmas holiday staying here. As a family with three children we were attracted by spacious rooms, easy ski-in/ski-out and onsite facilities including the ice...

  • Kotohira Onsen Kotosankaku
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    4.0
    397 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    685-11, Kodairacho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
    A five-minute walk from the front approach to Kotohiragu Shrine, this is one of the largest hot spring inns on Shikoku. They offer a luxurious experience and an elaborate array of baths including a large common bath, an open-air bath, and their famous rose bath. They have a day-use plan for groups of 10 or more.

    This was a nice hotel experience for us and the price was relatively good for a ryokan. We actually got an option without the in-room meal, which we really enjoyed because of the nearby udon and...

  • Shiosai no Yado Seikai
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    4.5
    391 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Pref. Beppushi Shouningahamachou 6-24
    A hot spring inn standing on National Route 10 in Shoningahama-cho, Beppu City. The inn’s baths are constantly replenished “kakenagashi” style from a salt spring whose waters are said to treat nerve pain, rheumatism, wounds, broken bones, burns, hemorrhoids, and women’s diseases. Facilities include a large bath area situated so close to the sea it is said to be “0 meters above sea level,” and a scenic overlook bath available only to guests. All of the inn’s baths, however, boast gorgeous views of Beppu Bay. The inn has three restaurants open to non-guests as well for both lunch and dinner; and those having lunch or dinner at the restaurants can enjoy the large bathing area free of charge.

    We booked the Executive Japanese Western Style Suite which was located in the middle building out of the 3. There was a little tatami room where the staff kindly made the mattresses during dinner...

  • Takefue
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    5.0
    417 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiogunimachi Manganji 5725-1
    This hot spring inn in Minamioguni Town, Aso County welcomes day guests as well as those staying over. The inn is located in the expansive 13,240 square meter property covered by bamboo groves, and the bamboo groves also create comforting environments for their three unique reservable private baths. Completely free flowing from the source, the therapeutic hot spring water is thought to be more medically effective than other hot spring water, helping to alleviate nerve pain, muscle soreness, and fatigue, as well as promote healthy skin. They have many plans to choose from to help you enjoy your visit.

    Japan has no shortage of incredible sightseeing spots, charming Onsen towns, and amazing luxury ryokans. Even with that said - of all of the ryokans we have ever stayed at, Takefue is our absolute...

  • Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa
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    3.5
    410 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Agatsuma-gun Tsumagoimura O-mae Hoso Hara 2277
    A hotel resort in Omae Hosohara, Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma County. The resort centers around four main buildings equipped with various types of guest rooms including dedicated rooms for those with babies, and also features the Akatsuki-no-Yu natural hot spring bathhouse. With an arrangement of various leisure facilities throughout the vast resort including a golf course, tennis courts, dog hotel, church, cafe, and a number of different shops you can thoroughly enjoy your stay surrounded by the nature of the highlands. Located just a one-minute drive away from the resort is the Karuizawa Toy Kingdom amusement park.

    I recently stayed for 2 nights with my wife and 2 children (2.5 and 5 years old). The free shuttle bus from Karuizawa station took 40 minutes and is a pleasant drive up the mountain. Check in was...

  • Ryokan Sanga
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    4.5
    358 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiogunimachi Manganji 6961-1
    This hot spring inn located in Minamioguni Town, Aso County welcomes day visitors as well as overnight guests. They have a variety of facilities, including a cascading bath, a wooden bucket shaped reservable large private bath, an open-air bath surrounded by Aso's volcanic natural setting, and a large bathing area using a blend of water drawn from their two on-site hot spring sources. Each of these has different properties: One is a simple sulfur spring said to have various therapeutic properties, and the other a sodium chloride - hydrogen carbonate - sulfate spring that's good for the skin.

    今まで訪ねた旅館の中でも上位レベルの旅館でした。全てのバランスが良く、スタッフの対応、部屋の清潔感、料理、温泉等々 バランスが取れ素晴らしいものでした。 また泊まりたい宿です。dont think there are many Ryokans in Japan that are so perfect. Many inns feel that the service, rooms, food...

  • Natural Hot Spring - Naniwa no Yu
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    4.0
    144 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Nagaranishi 1-7-31
    This hot spring is approximately eight minutes' walk from Tenjinbashi-suji 6 chome Station. It is a super-sized public bath in the Umeda shopping district in Osaka. What is special about this building is that the rooftop of the eight-story building is an outdoor bath. Customers can relax in the hot spring while gazing up at the panoramic view of the sky. The hot spring uses 100% natural water from a sodium chloride bicarbonate salt spring. It is also known as Beauty Water thanks to its softening and emulsifying effect on the skin. In addition to the hot spring, the facility's other services include a stone sauna, body scrubs and beauty treatments for women to enjoy.

    Absolutely recommended to anyone seeking for a place to relax. Clean and pleasant inner and outer areas with good variety on different baths. Had a great time.

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