Hot Spring / Hot Spring Ryokan Spots in Nara Area

  • Okame no Yu
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    4.5
    44 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Uda-gun Sonimura
    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.

    We went here for lunch. You buy the ticket just outside the restaurant and hand the ticket to the waitress. We had curry rice. They have low tables with a hole underneath, so youre sitting...

  • Shionoha Onsen
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
    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.

    食事処で頂ける釜めしが最高に美味しかったです。30分ぐらいかかるから先にお風呂に入ってて、その間に釜めし作っとくよ〜と言われたのですが、あまりにもお腹が空いたので先に頂きました。 30分もかからずに出てきたと思います。 ただ、スタッフの若い子が客から見える所でスマホをいじってたのが気になりました。なので評価-1です。 しかし、温泉は最高でした! 温度はそんなに熱くなく39℃ぐらいでしょうか。露天...

  • 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.

    奈良県御所市、国道24号線沿いにある、おそらく公営の日帰り温泉施設です。 2019年7月から、2本ある源泉の内、1本が不調との表示がありました。露天風呂に1浴槽に黄土色濁りの湯が張られていましたが、非常に強い消毒臭が感じられました。湧出量が少なく、長期間使い回しているのでしょうか。

  • 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...

  • Tosenji Onsen Taki no Yu
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    4.0
    18 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.

    スタッフの方々がお忙しいのかも知れませんが、中へ入り、外湯の滝の湯へ行くまでの階段が汚れていました。掃除が行き届いてないと思います。

  • Hoshi no Yu
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Yoshino-gun Totsukawamura Hiradani 909-4
    At this recuperative hot spring bathhouse, you can enjoy nine varieties of baths filled exclusively with free-flowing spring water, including an outdoor bath, porcelain bath, hinoki cypress bath, and cascade bath. The waters of the bathhouse' sodium hydrocarbonate spring are said to beautify the skin and treat such ailments as cuts, burns, rheumatism, and nerve pain. The day-use plan is particularly recommended and includes bathhouse usage as well as a meal consisting of an abundance of Totsukawa delicacies. Lodging is also available.

    玉置神社の参拝のランチでこちらに立ち寄りました。 コロナ対策万全でランチの会場では席の距離をかなりとりました。 宿内がきれいで温泉が源泉掛け流し、西村京太郎サスペンスの十津川刑事の名前が こちらの村から命名したという案内板もあり、短時間滞在でしたが楽しく過ごせました。玉置神社へのアクセスもいいので、出来ればここに宿泊出来たら良かったと思いました。

  • Shimokitayama Onsen Kinari no Yu
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    3.5
    10 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.

    下北山村のスポーツ公園近くにある温泉施設。バンガローに宿泊した夜に一風呂浴びに行った。山奥の温泉だが、施設が整っていることもあり、いわゆる秘境の温泉という感じはしない。サウナはコロナの影響で使用中止になっていた。

  • Mitsue Onsen Himeshi no Yu
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    3.0
    7 Reviews
    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).

    1月4日に開館時間11時に訪問しました。中は広くて清潔感がありました。入浴料は大人700円ですが、隣の道の駅で1000円以上のお買い物をしたので、100円引きのチケットをいただきました。脱衣所も広々していました。内風呂は温泉、泡風呂、サウナ、水風呂がありました。外風呂は、露天風呂とツボ湯がありました。お風呂の種類がいろいろあって、試してみるのもいいですね。温泉から出たら、休憩スペースがあって、セル...

  • Natural Hot Springs Yurara no Yu (Oshikuma Branch)
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
    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.

    お風呂利用しなくて、食事処だけの利用もできます。 スーパー銭湯併設のお食事処で、これといった特徴はありませんが、定食がメインで、しっかり食べられます。一風呂浴びて、ビールとつまみ、もしくはしっかり食事という欲望を満たしてくれます。敷地が広いので、お風呂屋休憩所から完全に離れているのは落ち着きます。

  • 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)."
  • 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.
  • "Recreation Center Shimoichi Onsen Akitsuso - Meisuikan ""Gonta no Yu"""
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Yoshino-gun Shimoichicho
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse will relax your body and soothe your soul with an abundant flow of natural hot spring water and its accompanying delicate scent. Facilities include a large indoor bath, cold mineral spring bath, jacuzzi, outdoor bath, and sauna, as well as a refreshment room, rest lounge, and shop. The bathhouse' restaurant serves food made with Yoshino Yusui shrimp (whiteleg shrimp raised in the local Shimoichi-cho district), tonkatsu breaded pork cutlet made with Yamato Pork, and more. The restaurant's Yoshino Yusui shrimp dishes require an advance reservation.

    キャンプをしてから大阪に帰る途中で寄りました。風呂も露天風呂含めて4つ、サウナもあります。500円で畳の無料休憩所もあるので疲れがとれました。

  • Oto Onsen Yume no Yu
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    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.

    レストランと日帰り温泉があります。 建物の下には川遊びができる場所が有ります。 風呂は内風呂、露天、サウナが有ります。 奇麗な建物です。

  • Kamikitayama Onsen Yakushiyu
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    3.0
    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.

    道の駅とレストランがあって、北山川を狭い橋で対岸に渡ると薬師湯があった。当時南側の村営ホテル「ふれあいの郷」は休業中だった。 今はリニューアルなった「フォレストかみきた」の館内施設となって建物は残っていない。橋は通行止め。

  • Yahata Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Yoshino-gun Higashi-yoshino 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.
  • 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.
  • "Tosenji Onsen ""Izumiyu"""
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Yoshino-gun Totsukawamura Musashi 28-4
    This public bathhouse, located in the almost exact center of Totsukawa Village, has an extensive history and is said to have been visited by the famous samurai commander Sakuma Nobumori in 1581. The waters of the bathhouse' simple sulfur spring are said to treat any and all illnesses. The bathhouse is situated in an atmospheric location in a still ravine. The bathhouse provides body soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
  • Takada Onsen Sakuraso
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Yamatotakada-shi Ikeda 447
    This hot spring bathhouse is located in Ikeda, Yamatotakada City. The waters of its natural salt spring are said to promote health and recovery from fatigue and exhaustion, as well as to treat chronic skin diseases, burns, cuts, rheumatoid diseases (nerve and muscle pain, etc.), women's diseases (such as sensitivity to cold), autonomic dystonia, and chronic digestive diseases. Adjoining facilities include a reception hall, gateball field, and karaoke.
  • Dorogawa Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    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.
  • Oto no Hana Onsen
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nara Pref. Ikomashi Kobiraochou 1008-12

    露天風呂がとにかく良いです。 ただ、石鹸やシャンプーなどの備えがないため、必ず持って行った方が良いです。 食事処も人気のようです。

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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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