Accommodations / Hot Spring Spots in Japan

  • Odaiba Tokyo Ooedo-Onsen Monogatari
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    4.0
    1129 Reviews
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    Tokyo Koutou-ku Aomi 2-6-3
    This is an onsen facility in Koto City’s Aomi area that opened in 2003 as an onsen theme park. Both the exterior and interior have been designed to recreate the appearance of an old Edo town, and inside events are held each day such as shuriken-throwing competitions and yo-yo fishing (Japanese game of fishing for balloons). The large onsen, foot bath, and open-air bath that use natural hot spring water coming up from the ground below Odaiba allow you to relax and forget that you are in the heart of the city. There is also accommodation on site.

    We wanted to do something authentic on our last full day in Tokyo- after visiting the giant Gundam statue in Odaiba, we decided to head over to Oedo Onsen Monogatari. It was a bit of a walk from the...

  • Beppu Jigoku Meguri (Hot Springs Tour)
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    4.0
    1643 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawa 559-1
    For over a thousand years, the gasses, hot mud, and boiling waters erupting from beneath the area from Kanawa to Kamegawa have led it to being called the Jigoku (Hells) of Beppu. In 2009, four hot springs, Umi (Sea) Jigoku, Chinoike (Blood Pond) Jigoku, Tatsumaki Jigoku, and Shiraike (White Pond) Jigoku were designated as National Places of Scenic Beauty. Visiting these four hot springs in addition to three other famous ones is fun and enjoyable. In addition to hot spring eggs (slow boiled in hot spring waters), hell-themed souvenirs such as Chinoike ointment, and Enman no Yu (bath salts) are popular to take home and give to friends. A 15-minute drive by car from JR Beppu Station.

    Theres only two national class sight seeing points out of 10 in Beppu area. The Hell of Sea is the best one and you should never miss.

  • SpaWorld Onsen hot springs resort
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    4.0
    832 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Ebisuhigashi 3-4-24
    SpaWorld Onsen is a hot springs facility located in the Naniwa Ward of Osaka City. The facility is divided into an Onsen (Hot Spring bath) area and a swimming pool area. The Onsen area is further divided by theme into an Asian-style baths section and a European-style baths section; it includes a wide range of bath types, including outdoor pools that recreate the scenery of a mountain stream, and baths modeled on ancient Roman public baths. The swimming pool area features three exciting water-slides. There is also a bedrock bath, a gym, a food court, and a hotel. *The water slides are currently undergoing maintenance work, but are scheduled to reopen on April 21, 2017.

    Was a nice spa which offered indoor and outdoor spa pools. I was there in the morning which was not too busy. Recommended.

  • Umi Jigoku
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    4.0
    737 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Beppushi Kannawa 559-1
    Umi Jigoku boasts of being the largest among the Beppu Jigoku hot springs. The beautiful cobalt blue color is due to iron sulphate in the hot spring water. Royal water lilies and tropical water lilies are cultivated using the heat from the hot spring and the flowers will be at their best from early May until early November. At the Bon Festival event, lower grade elementary school children (up to 20 kilograms) can get on the leaves of the royal water lilies that float in the pond. There is also a footbath. The hot spring has been designated as a National Place of Scenic Beauty.

    The largest of 8 hells in Beppu. There is the large Blue Hell with bright blue, boiling hot water, hot enough to poach an egg. There is a smaller Red Hell and garden with a small pond and path...

  • Furano Onsen Shisai no Yu
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    4.0
    940 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Furano Nakagoryo Shinfurano Prince Hotel
    This hot spring spa is located inside of Prince Hotel New Furano. The well-equipped spa's facilities include liberating outdoor baths from which to enjoy the seasonal Hokkaido scenery, a Finnish-style old pine sauna, a relaxation area, and more.

    This was a 5 day stay in early December. We were lucky and got some good snowfall even in this past low snow year. Hotel staff service was cordial and professional. Please note that the green...

  • Sand Bath Hall Saraku
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    4.5
    461 Reviews
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    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...

  • Kusatsu Onsen
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    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.
  • Sukayu Onsen
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    4.0
    303 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Arakawa Minamiarakawayama National Forest Yuzawa 50
    Sukayu Onsen is most famous for its “Sen-nin-buro” or 1,000-person bath. The giant bathtub made entirely of cypress in the enormous bathhouse that is 160 tatami mats in size overwhelms the beholder. The hot spring water is naturally acidic and contains sulfur, and bathing in the warm waters is regarded as a traditional remedy. Its primary benefits involve relieving nerve, muscular, and joint pain, and the facility was the first to be appointed as the People’s Recreation Hot Spring.

    I have stayed in a couple of different hotels in Japan but no other compares to this one. It is not the most luxurious hotel but you really experienced the Japanese culture at this place. Only...

  • Takegawara Onsen
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    4.0
    470 Reviews
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    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.

    I was recommended this onsen by my brother who lives in Japan and he said this was non-negotiable. And boy was he right. A wonderful experience in a special place and all for an affordable price.

  • Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa Mizu no Uta
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    4.5
    441 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Shikotsukonsen
    A spa and resort hotel built around the theme of water, the source of all life. Lake Shikotsu sprawls away in front of the hotel and the trees surrounding the facility give it a lush, natural feel. The walkway leading from the lounge to the guest room area is called the Water Gallery and is modeled after the Chitose River. As this touch illustrates, the resort is characterized by an atmosphere designed to soothe and relax. The resort's hot spring bath facility has a treatment spa and aqua bar offering 20 varieties of mineral water. For food, Mizu no Uta offers a healthy buffet consisting of dishes made to harness the innate deliciousness of local ingredients.

    We love the design of the hotels, great style and not too big- about 50-60 rooms. Our rooms were large and very comfortable, lots of attention to the details which makes for a nice, comfortable stay...

  • Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku
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    4.5
    442 Reviews
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    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.

    Great location. Within walking distance to Kenroku-en garden, Kanazawa Castle, Omicho Market, Higashi Chaya District. Room prices differ by checkin time. During checkin, we were given a really...

  • New Chitose Airport Onsen
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    4.0
    219 Reviews
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    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.

    Wow! The airport is huge! Hotel was comfortable enough for an overnight stopover. Breakfast was ok, nothing special. Rooms were very clean and comfortable, no noise from the airport, heaps of places...

  • Maenohara Onsen Saya-no-Yudokoro
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    4.0
    231 Reviews
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    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...

  • Nyuto Onsenkyo Taenoyu
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    4.5
    237 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Sembokushi Tazawakobonai Komagatake 2-1
    This onsen hotel in Semboku City, Akita Prefecture allows day trips, and is popular with female visitors for its meticulous service and modern atmosphere. One can enjoy “gold” and “silver” source water in seven different baths. It is famous for an open air mixed bathing area where one can look out over the Sendachi River, offering the true charm of a secluded hot spring. Women can wear towels in the mixed bathing area. With the accommodation plan, guests can try the local kiritanpo (mashed rice pressed on a skewer and toasted) cuisine too.

    Did a one day onset hopping in the area. This is one of our favourite. The onset overlooking the water is amazing just that it is for both male and female at all times. The view is still too amazing...

  • Takefue
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    5.0
    379 Reviews
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    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.

    Our family of 4 stayed here during Christmas for 2 nights. We booked 2 rooms, Bijyoan and Sasane. We all agreed that this is one of the best ryokan that we have stayed in Japan so far. One can...

  • Oedo Onsen Monogatari, Urayasu Mangekyo
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    3.5
    172 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Urayasushi Hinode 7-3-12
    Oedo Onsen Monogatari, Urayasu Branch, is a hot spring facility that offers sodium - chloride strong saline spring baths, which are effective in curing nerve pain, muscle soreness, sensitivity to cold, and fatigue. In addition to four outdoor baths and seven indoor baths, there are eleven baths where men and women can bathe together as long as they are wearing swimwear. This facility also contains a full range of amenities, including a restaurant, relaxation areas, and body care services. It can even be used as overnight lodging.

    This onsen facilities has multiple options, at different temperatures and with different types of water. It also has a dry sauna and a steam sauna. My favourite are the open air onsen, also with...

  • Yunokuni Tensyo
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    4.0
    299 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamashironsen 19-49-1
    "A hotel located in the Yamashiro Onsen hot spring district, one of the Kaga area's many hot spring villages. A free scheduled shuttlebus connects the hotel to JR Kagaonsen Station and the facility offers relaxing daytrip hot spring bath plans. In addition to a full range of facilities including Japanese and Western-style guest rooms, banquet halls, and a restaurant which serves local seasonal cuisine, the hotel also has an amazing 18 different hot spring baths. The baths are fed from the hotel's own alkaline hot spring, the ""Bihada no Yu."" Each bath area has a different design. The walls of the ""Kutani no Yudokoro"" are decorated with beautiful Kutani ware designs as is appropriate to the Kaga area. After your bath, you can make your own hot spring slow-boiled egg to enjoy. In the summer, the hotel also operates a garden pool. Of course you can swim in the pool and savor the summertime atmosphere."

    This is a large ryokan, although the lay out makes it seem and feel more intimate. Check in was professional and friendly as was our orientation with a cup of green tea made by staff in our room...

  • Shiosai no Yado Seikai
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    4.5
    381 Reviews
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    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...

  • Hoheikyo Onsen
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    4.0
    192 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Jouzankei 608
    A day trip hot spring bath facility in the Jozankei hot spring area in Sapporo City famous for its Indian curry with baths constantly replenished kake-nagashi style from the source. Fresh, piping hot water direct from the underground spring is sent straight to the baths; the waters have beautifying, smoothing, and moisturizing effects on the skin. The so-called Velvet Bath is popular with women. The three spacious outdoor baths built in the middle of the wilderness are some of the biggest in Japan. These stone baths are designed for long, relaxing soaks; at night, they're illuminated, and you can enjoy the magical atmosphere created. The facility also offers a variety of activity sets which include hot spring baths. You can enjoy canoeing, camping, snow shoeing in winter, and other fun activities.

    After our onsen we settled on an Indian dinner. I loved the naan! The curries were tasty too! But nothing beats watching the Japanese speaking Indians at work in the kitchen.

  • Natural Hot Spring - Naniwa no Yu
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    4.0
    139 Reviews
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    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.

    We went on Saturday and it was so full. Cannot find any space anywhere. The onsen are not very hot. I was disappointed

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