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Accommodations / Hot Spring Spots in Nara Area

  • Okame-no-yu Onsen
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    Nara Prefecture Uda-gun Sonei-mura Taroro 830 Soneji Nurabe no Sato History and culture exchange building
    Since it was opened in 2004, Okame-no-yu Onsen has gained a reputation for giving bathers great skin, and its open-air baths have proved hugely popular with views overlooking the well known Soni mountains of Mt. Kabutodake and Mt. Yoroigatake from the wooden open-air bath, and panoramic views of the Soni Highlands from the stone bathroom. There is also a restaurant where you can get some local cuisine unique to Soni Village, and a massage place open all the time for those wanting a quick massage.
  • Oouda Onsen Akino no Yu
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Pref. Udashi Oudahirou 250-2
    This complex facility is located in the Kokoronomori Sogofukushi Park, in Odahiro, Uda City. Attached to the facility are an outdoor natural hot spring and a cypress bath using the water from the hot spring said to be one of the prefecture’s best “Beauty’s Spring.” Bathers must wear swimsuits. There is also a restaurant directly managed by the local farm and a BBQ garden (UDASUN), where customers can enjoy BBQ without bringing anything, allowing customers to bathe and enjoy a meal in the same visit.

    平日に行きましたが、けっこう流行っていました。 男女浴室の間には水着で入れる温水プールもありますので、家族で楽しめます。 お湯の質もいいですよ。

  • Natural Hot Springs Yurara no Yu (Oshikuma Branch)
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Pref. Narashi Oshikumachou 2147-1
    This super sento bath house located on Narayama-odori Street in Oshikumacho, Nara City uses 100% natural hot spring water except for in its cold water baths. Its selection of baths includes large roofed outdoor baths, an ultrasonic bubble bath, an ionic bath, and more. Other facilities include a number of saunas, a body care room, and a barber shop. Relax after your bath while eating a meal in their restaurant, taking a nap on their tatami-floored rest area, or playing a game in their arcade corner.
  • Niji no Yu Nishiyamato Branch
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara prefecture Kitatsukarijo District Kamakami-machi Sayuri Tables 3-1-1
    This hot spring spa, sourced by a natural hot spring 1500 meters underground, is popular for its kakureyu (hidden bath), clay pot baths, and cave bath. The spa's non-bathing facilities include a barber shop, massage parlor, akasuri (body scrub) parlor, and beauty salon, while their restaurant offers a broad selection of food options. The spa hosts monthly events, which is sure to make it your favorite hot spring destination.

    Hot Spring - or known as Onsen in Japanese - should definitely be in your bucket list. I traveled here last winter, and I personally think there is no problem with this onsen. The place is great, the...

  • Mitsue Onsen Himeshi no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Pref. Udagunmitsuemura Kouzue 6330
    This hot spring spa is also known as bihada no yu (baths of beautiful skin) and nukumori no yu (baths of warmth) for its gentle spring waters. Sourced by natural hot spring and surrounded by nature, the spa also hosts a tourist information center that provides information on tourist facilities and historic sites in the surrounding area. The spa has a dedicated handicap bath which accepts up to five guests per day (by reservation only).
  • Shimokitayama Onsen Kinari no Yu
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Pref. Yoshinogunshimokitayamamura Kamikehara 282
    This hot spring spa located inside Shimokitayama Sports Park, is popular for its natural hot spring waters said to give you soft, smooth skin. The spa has two bathing areas, the Maki no Yu, which is framed with fragrant century-old yew plum pine wood, and the Tochi no Yu, which has a stone-lined waterfall bath and an ultrasonic bubble bath. Each of the bathing areas has indoor and outdoor baths. The spa also has a restaurant that serves cuisine made with local ingredients.

    サウナもあり水風呂もありスポーツの後の火照った身体を洗い癒すにはもってこいのお風呂でした。 レストランでは、ビールが590円。とんかつ単品800円ダムカレーにイタリアンな品目もあります。この環境でイタリアンは旅人には不向きで選択する余地はありませんが、笊蕎麦600円と日本酒など和食は嬉しいですね。 かなり遠方ですが、再び訪れたいところです。

  • Amanogawa Onsen Center
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Pref. Yoshinoguntenkawamura Tsubonouchi 232
    A great deal of attention was paid to the wood used to build this hot spring spa, including Japanese umbrella pine, Yoshino cedar, cypress, pine, and maple. Its odorless, colorless, and transparent waters have a slightly salty taste and a high content of minerals that give you soft and smooth skin. The spa, which is popular for its secluded hot spring atmosphere, also has outdoor baths and rest areas. Its line of cute original merchandise is also popular.

    こぢんまりとしているので、空いている時や時間帯に行くことをおすすめします。内風呂の窓が大きく、内風呂でも露天のような良さが味わえます。スピリチュアルスポットが近くにあるのでその帰りにいいと思います。

  • Dorogawa Onsen
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    Nara Yoshino-gun Tenkawamura Dorogawa
    A hot spring district situated 800 meters above sea level near the entrance to a trail leading up Mt. Omine, a mountain viewed as holy in the Shugendo religion. Since ancient times, this area's hot springs have soothed Shugendo ascetics and travelers. The area's mildly alkaline hypotonic simple springs are notable for being extremely gentle on the skin and being comfortable to climb into. Their waters are said to ease muscle soreness, joint pain, nerve pain, sensitivity to cold, chronic digestive diseases, and other ailments, and the bathhouses here bustle with customers, particularly mountain climbers. Also renowned for leaving one's skin smooth, moisturized, and soft, the area's baths are popular with women. This hot spring district is also close to Dorogawa Springs, considered one of Japan's 100 most beautiful water areas, and tofu, made with the vaunted waters from this place, is a local specialty.
  • Tosenji Onsen Taki no Yu
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Yoshino-gun Totsukawamura Ohara 373-1
    A public bathhouse in Ohara, Totsukawa Village, Yoshino County. The baths are fed by the Tosenji hot spring, a simple sulfur spring which is said to help with issues such as chronic women’s disease. They have indoor and open-air baths in a bathhouse made with Totsukawa lumber, allowing you to relax and soak in the scent of wood and sulfur.

    改装されて湯船が御影石になりました。 地元の人たちの入浴施設で、小規模ですが綺麗で快適、お湯は硫化物泉で硫黄の匂いがいかにも温泉という感じがします。 露天風呂から滝が見えるのが売りですが、階段を75段降りて行くので意外と大変ですが、滝の音を聞きながらの入浴は癒されます。

  • Kamikitayama Onsen Yakushiyu
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Yoshino-gun Kamikitayamamura Kawai 553-2
    A hot spring bathhouse located in Kawai, Kamikitayama Village, Yoshino County, Nara Prefecture. The bathhouse adjoins Roadside Station Yoshinoji Kamikitayama situate along National Route 309. The waters of the bathhouse’ alkaline simple spring are said to treat such ailments as nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, and sensitivity to cold. The bathhouse has an outdoor bath where bathers can hear the murmur of the Kitayama River.

    大台ケ原をトレッキングしたくて、比較的近場にあるこのホテルのドタキャンで、偶然取れた宿だった。というのも連休中日の14日は自転車のヒルクライム大会の開催のため、どの宿も軒並み満室とのことだったからだ。 山深い北山川のほとりに夕闇の中、燦然と輝く大きなホテルで驚いてしまった。橋を渡って、想像していなかった光景に、本当にここ?って感じ。 対岸には道の駅と日帰り温泉施設、上北山温泉があり、駐車場もいっぱ...

  • Dorogawa Onsen Center
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Yoshino-gun Tenkawamura Dorogawa 13-1
    A hot spring bathhouse in Dorogawa, Tenkawa Vllage, Yoshino County. The baths are fed by a weak alkaline simple hot spring that's said to be effective in treating nerve pain, muscle pain, joint pain, mobility paralysis, chronic digestive diseases, and sensitivity to cold. They have indoor and open-air bath made with Yoshino cedar.
  • Yahata Onsen
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    Nara Yoshino-gun Higashiyoshino Mura Mameo 720-2
    A hot spring bathhouse along the Omata-Ogawa Line road in Mameo, Higashi-yoshino Village, Yoshino County. The baths are fed by a simple hot spring that is said to be effective in helping with rheumatism, sensitivity to cold, irregular menstruation, autonomic ataxia, chronic digestive diseases, post illness recovery, recovery from exhaustion, and promoting general health. They have a Japanese cypress bath and a granite stone bath from which you can look over the Shigo River while bathing.
  • Oto Onsen Yume no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Gojo-shi Otocho Ui 94
    A hot spring bathhouse along National Route 168 in Ui, Ootou-cho, Gojo City. The spring contains carbon dioxide, iron sodium bicarbonate, chloride and is said to help with cuts, burns, chronic skin diseases, chronic women’s disease, muscle and joint pain, nerve pain, and stiff joints. They have a large indoor bath, open-air bath, jacuzzi and sauna as well as a restaurant, large hall, meeting rooms, tatami rooms, a karaoke room and a library.
  • Kamokimi no Yu
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Gose-shi
    A hot spring bathhouse in Iuka, Gose City. The baths are fed by the Katsuraginogo Kamokimi no Yu, a sodium bicarbonate chloride hot spring, which is said to help with nerve pain, joint pain, chronic digestive illnesses, sensitivity to cold, and chronic skin diseases as well as aiding in recovering mind and body and promoting general health. They offer two separate indoor bathhouses and outdoor baths that swap genders daily as well as a variety of tubs. They also have restaurants, massage salon, and karaoke.

    北側の駐車場からは橋を渡ります 靴箱、ロッカー、両方で100円の返却式 券売機から受付まで間延びしたような距離 お年寄りが多い施設でわざと歩かそうとしている感じ 露天風呂、種類が多いが個々の浴槽はせまい 中途半端が集まった施設

  • Ume-no-sato Tsukigase Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Nara-shi Tsukigase Oyama 2681
    A hot spring bath house in Mt. Tsukigaseo, Nara City. The baths are fed by the Tsukigase Onen called “Bijin-no-Yu (Bath for Beauty)”, a simple thermal hot spring with weak alkalinity tthat is said to be effective at helping with nerve pain, muscle pain, and joint pain. They have two baths, Cha-no-Yu (Tea Bath) and Ume-no-Yu (Plum Bath) which switch genders every day, which feature indoor baths as well as open-air baths and sauna. From the open-air bath you can look over the Iga Basin (Only from the Cha-no-Yu side). In the dining hall there is a private room available that can accommodate up to 28 people (reservation required).
  • Yurara-no-yu Onsen (Nara Branch)
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Pref. Narashi Hachijou 5-351-1
    Yurara-no-yu Onsen is a luxurious bath house located on Prefectural Route 122, Hachijo 5-chome, Nara City. You can enjoy a variety of baths and saunas including the natural hot spring outdoor bath called Suzaku-no-yu, a carbonated spring, a Jacuzzi, as well as waterfall showers. They also have beauty facilities such as a scrubbing room and hair salon, and the restaurant has a large selection of meals to choose from on the menu.
  • Totsukawa Hot spring village
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Yoshino-gun Totsukawamura Hiradani‧Musashi‧Detani
    A hot spring district located in Totsukawa Village, Japan's largest village, located on the southernmost tip of Nara Prefecture. 96% of the village's area is covered with mountain forest, which is otherwise largely filled with inns, hotels, and shops. The village has gained much attention as being the first in Japan to declare that all of the hot spring bathhouses within its borders are constantly replenished with fresh water kakenagashi style from a natural source spring. Discovered by a charcoal maker in 1688, the district stands on the shore of the lake created by Futatsuno Dam. The area's sodium hydrogen carbonate springs are said to ease cuts and burns. All of the hot spring baths in the area make absolutely no use of chlorine, dilution, or recirculation, and are constantly refilled with fresh, high quality waters from a source spring. Totsukawa Hot Spring refers collectively to the hot springs found in the main hot spring district, Tosenji, Totsukawa, and Kamiyu.
  • Shionoha Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Yoshino-gun Kawakamimura Shionoha 391
    A rare carbonic acid-containing alkaline spring was discovered while boring 150 meter into the ground in the Hato no Tani valley, leading to the building of the Shionoha Onsen Yumoto Yamabatoyu hot spring inn. The hot spring's waters are said to treat nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, frozen shoulders, motor paralysis, chronic digestive diseases, chronic women's diseases, hysteria, sensitivity to cold, bruises, sprains, and nine other ailments. The inn's outdoor bath offers a sweeping view of a dam lake enwrapped in the Yoshino cedar forest, and as time passes its waters turn from colorless to a golden yellow; this coupling of gorgeous scenery and colored waters engenders a sense of paradise in bathers. The inn's cuisine, made with locally caught river fish, edible wild plants, and vegetables is also renowned, and dishes such as the Koyo Nabe hotpot, boar stew, and duck hotpot boast many fans.
  • Nara Hotel
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    1096 Takabatakecho Nara

    This is not a place with great atmosphere, but it has nice views, and the food is superb. Service is impeccable. As a lone diner, it can be a bit weird, but here they made me very comfortable and I...

  • Machiya Guest House MIMORO
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    499-2 Miwa Asuka Nara

    This was one of my favourite locations whilst travelling in Japan. Located just outside Sakurai in Miwa it’s a lovely little village. The guest house was just Perfect and the owner was very welcoming...

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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