Hot Spring / Hot Spring Ryokan Spots in Japan

  • SpaWorld Onsen hot springs resort
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    4.0
    833 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.

    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
    747 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    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.

    Its definitely the best of the Seven Hells. Very beautiful and surreal place. Definitely recommended for photographers and onsen enthusiasts!

  • Maenohara Onsen Saya-no-Yudokoro
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    4.0
    234 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...

  • Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku
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    4.5
    449 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...

  • 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.
  • Hotel Green Plaza Karuizawa
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    3.5
    413 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...

  • Kotohira Onsen Kotosankaku
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    4.0
    399 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...

  • Takefue
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    5.0
    399 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...

  • Natural Hot Spring - Naniwa no Yu
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    4.0
    142 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.

  • Ryokan Sanga
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    4.5
    354 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.

    The property is gorgeous. Gardens are so lovingly cared for. We were warmly welcomed by the parking lot attendant, front desk staff and everyone else we met. The baths, especially the rotemburo...

  • Yumotokan
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    4.0
    282 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...

  • Yunokuni Tensyo
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    4.0
    307 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    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...

  • Hyotan Onsen
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    4.0
    300 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...

  • Otanisanso
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    4.5
    263 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Fukawayumoto 2208
    A hotel with a hot spring bathhouse which is also open to non-guests located in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Here guests and visitors can enjoy the waters of the Nagato Yumoto Onsen, a hot spring which has been gushing forth since the distant Muromachi period (1336-1573). There are two bathing areas. The Seseragi-no-Yu bathing area on the first floor includes an outdoor hinoki cypress and stone bathing areas. The Komorebi-no-Yu bathing area on the second floor includes a semi-outdoor bath and whirlpool bath. The hotel has Japanese and Western style guest rooms as well as rooms with their own private outdoor baths.

    We enjoyed staying at this traditional Japanes style hotel. It didnt cost cheap. But I think it was cheap. We swam in the nice pool and joined cosmic observation and took a hot spring and listened...

  • Hotel Iya Onsen hot springs resort
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    4.5
    241 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokushima Pref. Miyoshishi Ikedachoumatsuo Matsumoto 367-28
    The Hotel Iya Onsen hot spring resort is located in the Iya Gorge. There is also an open-air bath, with hot spring water flowing out from its natural source, which can be used by visitors who are not staying at the hotel. A cable-car gives access to the open-air bath near the valley bottom. Renowned as one of Japan’s “Top Three Secluded Scenic Spots,” the Iya Gorge is very popular with visitors. Within the resort, hot spring baths with scenic views are available.

    We decided to splurge on this hotel during our visit to Shikoku as it is such an exceptional location and experience - we were very glad we did. The surrounding Iya Valley is absolutely incredibly...

  • Ryokojin Sansou
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    4.5
    331 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoutakachiho 3865
    A long-standing hotel established in 1917. The 165 thousand square meter hotel grounds sprawl in a quiet, natural forest. The hotel was formerly the Maruo Ryokan inn, where famous authors and poets such as Akiko Yosano, Mokichi Saito, and Ujo Noguchi stayed and left their handwritten works. The hotel’s bathhouse is supplied by a simple spring and a simple sulfur spring, and bathers can relax in a large indoor bath or outdoor bath. The waters of the simple spring can also be drunk for health benefits. The bathhouse is open to non-guests, and the hotel also boasts four outdoor baths which can be privately reserved for ultimate relaxation. The hotel serves traditional Japanese kaiseki course cuisine made with seasonal ingredients from Kagoshima.

    I booked a Japenese style room for one night. It faces the Sakurajima and the view is good. Meals are good but nothing special. Ladies can choose Yukata at the lobby and the one for men is placed in...

  • Shika no Yu
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    4.5
    254 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto 181
    This hot spring facility is located in Yumoto, Nasu Town. It is said to have opened approximately 1,300 years ago. It is considered the oldest hot spring in Tochigi Prefecture, and many of the surrounding hot-spring hotels use it as their spring water source. The baths are divided into six temperature levels ranging from 41–48 degrees Celsius (there is no 48-degree women’s bath). It is said that by following the bathing protocol, such as pouring water over yourself before entering the bath, you can increase the hot spring’s effects.

    Id been wanting to go here for a while as a day trip but heard it was too difficult. Its not. Just take the Shinkasen or the Shinjuku Liner and your up there in no time. So I decided to spend the...

  • Netsu no Yu
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    4.0
    327 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gunma Pref. Agatsumagunkusatsumachi Kusatsu 414
    Netsu no Yu in Kusatsu Hot Spring is a sightseeing facility where you can experience “yumomi,” a type of performance that has been passed down since the Edo period. Besides experiencing yumomi by following the lead of the female performers, there are many other daily events you can enjoy, such as the “yumomi dance show.” Particularly popular is the “yumomi-kun show,” which is performed by the “Thespakusatsu Challengers,” a sub-group of the “Thespakusatsu,” a local pro soccer team.

    This place is very famous and almost everybody visits so you can visit once and say that that was not so good as expected to others like I do but it may be wise to skip.

  • Ibusuki Iwasaki Hotel
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    4.0
    292 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Junichou 3805-1
    A hotel located a five-minute drive from JR Ibusuki Station. This good, old fashioned style resort hotel has recently garnered attention in part due to the fact that all of its rooms have an ocean view. Facilities include a natural hot spring outdoor bath as well as Ibusuki’s hot spring heated sand baths which are rarely found in the world. The hotel is also replete with pools, tennis courts, and a variety of other amusement facilities, making it a fun destination for adults and children alike. The hotel’s sand baths are also open to non-guests. After a fun-filled day of indoor and outdoor activities, visitors can enjoy the tastes of Kagoshima in the hotel’s restaurants. You can take in a view of the moon reflecting off the waters of Kinko Bay along with a dinner of Japanese, Chinese, or Western dishes in the Main Dining Room restaurant. The hotel’s relaxing cafes are also recommended.

    Kagoshima was a pleasant surprise (we didn’t know much about it); it has a lovely sub-tropical climate. We didnt stay at the Ibusuki Iwasaki Hotel, but we went for the Black Sand Bath (Onsen...

  • Hot Spring Lodge Daiichi
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    4.5
    235 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Shibetsugunnakashibetsuchou Youroushi 518
    This venerable hot spring ryokan in Nakashibetsu Town, Shibetsu County, Hokkaido was established in 1929. All the baths are supplied with natural hot spring water, and guests flock to enjoy their outdoor baths. There are also indoor baths and private ones to match any group needs. The ryokan itself has a large sunken fireplace to sit by and relax.

    The rooms are spacious and warm unlike other breakfast and dinner are more like a banquet. And you could book private Onsen if too shy to do it in the public. We are happy that our guide has chosen...

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