Hot Spring / Hot Spring Ryokan 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...

  • 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.
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SpaWorld Onsen hot springs resort
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    4.0
    134 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    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.

    We visited late at night just for the onsen. We were told by the staff at the gate that we had to purchase our entry tickets at a machine outside. Since the options were all in Japanese, we had to...

  • 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.

  • Hyoe KOYOKAKU
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    4.0
    341 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Arimachou 1904
    "You can reach this hot spring hotel in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture by taking the Kobe Electric Railway's Arima Line to Arima Onsen Station and walking for five minutes. This kinsen (golden) hot spring has a unique copper color like iron rust and is thought to aid nerve pain and recovery from fatigue. They have various kinds of baths: Japanese style bathing area ""Ichinoyu,"" Roman style bathing area ""Ninoyu,"" large bathing area ""Sannoyu"" that bring a mountain resort to mind, and a foot bath. The large bathing area ""Sannoyu"" has private outdoor baths with attached Japanese gardens available with a reservation. The hotel has a day plan that includes the baths, use of their therapy room and light chiropractic service, and a superb meal."

    Loved the hot springs here, went in 2016, this review is long overdo! Would come back here again, highly recommended! In a very quaint area, all staff are extremely friendly and helpful/hospitable...

  • Yumotokan
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    4.0
    284 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Nouka 2-30-7
    A hot spring inn located in 2 Chome Noka, Otsu City. The inn has seven bath facilities, including an outdoor bath with a scenic view on the top floor, a large indoor bath which looks out on Lake Biwa and Mt. Hiei, and two private reservable outdoor baths. The inn also serves cuisine made with select Omi beef and other tasty ingredients. There’s also the adjoining Hanare Karoi building, all of whose guestrooms have own outdoor bath.

    I stayed at Yumotokan during the Christmas holiday and it was a beautiful ryokan style hotel with multiple onsen facilities for the guests. Both breakfast and dinner were included in my bookings and...

  • Hyotan Onsen
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    4.0
    303 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Oita Beppushi-shi Kannawa 159-2
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse is located not far from the Beppu Interchange. In addition to men's and women's bathing areas, the bathhouse has a large public bath area and sand bath area, and customers can enjoy a diverse array of bathing facilities, including tubs made of different materials, a cascade bath, and a steam bath. There's also a footbath. The waters of the bathhouse salt spring are said to treat nerve pain and muscle soreness. Note that persons with certain health conditions are contraindicated from using the baths. The bathhouse also has free, time unlimited parking and can accommodate large vehicles, making it easily accessible by car as well.

    We came here for the Sand bath experience after reading the reviews. This place is relatively new and clean. It looks like it has been renovated and the baths are huge. There are many baths and...

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