Hot Spring / Hot Spring Ryokan Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • 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.

    I write this in the midst of the great pandemic of 2019-2022 ? I was fortunate enough to squeeze through the stringent Covid protocols to enter Japan for a brief period of time during December of...

  • Kirishima Kanko Hotel
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    3.5
    265 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoutakachiho 3885
    A resort hotel located in Makizono-cho, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture. The hotel’s bathhouse has five elegantly designed baths, including an outdoor bath and large indoor bath with a view on the roof. The bathhouse is supplied by the Tonoyu Onsen, a simple hot spring with a 300-year long history. The bathhouse is also open to non-guests from 11:00 to 15:00. The hotel serves traditional kaiseki course cuisine made with fresh, nutritious ingredients based on the principle of local production for local consumption. The hotel also has a shochu cellar and sells Satsuma shochu liquors spanning 170 varieties from 104 distilleries in the prefecture that can be enjoyed as a shot on the spot. The hotel’s guest rooms span everything from Japanese style rooms to Western style rooms with beds and the facility can accommodate a wide range of travelers, from friends vacationing together to families with children.

    I spent my first night in Kagoshima at this hotel in early December and took the package with dinner and breakfast. One of the two blocks is under repair and upgrade against earthquake. The dinner...

  • Yamagawa Natural Sand Bath Sayuri
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    4.5
    175 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Yamagawafukumoto 3339-3
    A sand bath facility located a 10-minute drive from JR Yamakawa Station. A natural sand bath site heated by the geothermal energy of the Fushime Onsen hot spring, the sand baths have been a favorite of locals since ancient times. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty and with Kaimondake Volcano towering in the distance, bathers enveloped in hot sand can relax to the sound of ocean waves. The sweat generated from the weight of the sand and hot spring heat rids the body of toxins. After a sand bath, a bath in the waters of Fushime Onsen feels spectacular. Money saving tickets which include access to the adjoining Tamatebako Onsen outdoor hot spring bath facility, known for its spectacular views, are also available.

    This is a more out of the way, quieter sand bathing onsen. A very well organised operation and the sand bath is a great experience. No English spoken but there are a few posters with some English...

  • Active Resorts Kirishima
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    3.5
    156 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2703-5
    A highland resort hotel 500 meters above sea level. The hotel recently changed its name to Active Resorts Kirishima. Visitors can relax in the hotel’s outdoor bath, which is surrounded by rock and is filled with the mild waters of the Kirishima Jingu Onsen. The large indoor bath in the women’s area in the hotel’s bathhouse has a shampoo bar, and women bathers can use the shampoo of their choice. The hotel’s large indoor baths and outdoor bath are open to non-guests as well, making the hotel a great destination for travelers in the area looking for a place to take a rest or who would like to enjoy a taste of the resort life. Visitors can also enjoy Kirishima style cuisine to their heart’s content in the hotel buffet.

    A nice resort hotel, plenty of free parking spaces, sizable lobby, the outdoor hot spring surrounded by trees, creates an intoxicating atmosphere. Room is clean and spacious, bath room is made of...

  • Myoken Ishiharaso
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    4.5
    60 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochoukareigawa 4376
    This high-class ryokan inn, one of the top ones in Kyushu, is the only non-train car lodging facility selected for riders of “Nanatsuboshi in Kyusyu”, the luxurious sleeping car train line to stay at. The inn’s bathhouse has five different indoor and outdoor baths which are filled undiluted from a hydrogen carbonate spring. Customers can relax in an outdoor bath and take in a stunning view of a mountain stream; the outdoor baths can also be reserved for a private session depending on the time of day. The inn serves seasonal kaiseki course cuisine made with an abundance of fresh, local Kagoshima ingredients. The inn also offers hot spring bathing only plans and hot spring bathing and lunch plans, making it easy even for non-guests to stop by and enjoy special hospitality tailored to their needs.

    源泉が6本もあるとのことで湯量も多くふんだんに湯三昧しました。コロナ禍前に訪れた際には露天風呂、お茶室付きの特別室でしたが満室のため今回は蘇芳というお部屋泊。到着時にはアプローチに路地のように水打ちがされていました。こちらのお部屋も数寄屋作りに間接照明が心地良さを表現しています。 裏千家のお作法を習得した外国人のスタッフの皆さんはじめ館内のおもてなしが自然で流れるような美しさでした。

  • Youyu-an
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    4.5
    42 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochouhimegi 1-177
    A large hot spring bathhouse located in the Hinatayama Onsen hot spring district. The bathhouse is constantly supplied “kakenagashi” style by a sodium - hydrogen carbonate spring whose waters are said to beautify the skin. Customers can bath enwrapped in the fain fragrance of hinoki cypress in the large communal bath. The open and airy outdoor bath is surrounded by rock and lush greenery. The bathhouse also has 11 distinctive private reservable baths, each of which is equipped with toilets, a washroom, and lounge. Customers can have these individual, elegantly designed baths all to themselves. Body soap, shampoo, conditioner, and hair dryers are also provided. In addition to day trip hot spring bathing, the bathhouse also has hotel rooms. The guest rooms have their own outdoor baths. The facility serves delicious, local Kagoshima cuisine such as aged Kagoshima Shinwa pork shabu-shabu.

    比較的、空港に近い露天風呂がある温泉です。 空港に早めに着きそうだったので、寄ってみました。どうせなら露天風呂が良いと思い、ここに決めました。少し狭いですが、良いお湯でした。

  • Sen-no-Ie
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Miyanoura 2567-2
    A hidden inn located close to the “Ushidoko Koen” bus stop. Each of the inn’s four wooden cottages, surrounded by natural beauty and situated on the bank of the Shiratanigawa River, are filled with touches which speak of the owner’s care and taste. One of the inn’s biggest draws is that it enables guests to relax and feel like they are in their very own home while at the same time taking in the delights of Japan through a bath carved out of a 1,000 year old Yakushima cedar, a Goemon bath heated underneath by firewood, and a traditional irori sunken hearth. The inn overflows with hospitality, and elements like the handmade informational signs and picture scrolls, and a class provided by the inn in which you can make your very own chopsticks while experiencing the fragrance and age of long-lived Yakushima cedar, provide guests with a truly special stay.

    I have not travelled extensively but I would have to rate this place as one of the most truly beautiful, magical peaceful spots ever. The staff could not do more for us. Being in Yakushima is truly...

  • Hinode Onsen Kinoko no Sato
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Makizonocho Shukukubota 3698
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse is located a 10-minute drive from Kagoshima Airport. In the bathhouse' inviting building, accented with warm woods, you can enjoy relaxing hot spring bathing. Situated along a steep river valley, the bathhouse' indoor baths command views of the Amori River and have an open, airy feeling similar to an outdoor bath. The bathhouse' source spring is extremely hot and thus its waters are cooled by diluting them with Kirishima mountain spring water, and customers can make use of two natural free-flowing spring baths, one hot and one lukewarm. The waters of the bathhouse' hydrogen carbonate spring are said to be remarkably effective at treating nerve pain, cuts, burns, and even heat rash. The bathhouse also has a cafe and offers overnight accommodations without meals.

    飛行機の乗り継ぎの合間に訪れました。空港からタクシーで片道2500円払って、200円の温泉に入りに来ましたが、その価値がありました。 地元の方たちが次々と訪れ、お喋りに花を咲かせており、シャンプーなど持たずに来た私に、「私の使いなさい」と貸してくださったりして、とても温かくフレンドリーなのは土地柄なのかしらと思いました。 温泉もかなり肌がツヤツヤになり、のぼせそうになったら外に出て渓谷を眺めなが...

  • Nejime Onsen Neppikan
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kimotsukigunminamiosumichou Nejimekawaminami 732
    A hot spring bathhouse and hotel where visitors can stay the night, go for a day trip, and enjoy banquet plans located in Nejime, Minamiosumi Town. The bathhouse’ unusual vitality restoring (minus ion) water bath is said to beautify the skin. The other baths are constantly replenished “kakenagashi” style from a sodium - chloride strong saline spring whose waters well up from 1,203 meters underground. Popular with women due to their skin beautifying properties, in winter, these waters warm the body to the core. The bathhouse is also replete with an outdoor bath, jacuzzi, and far infrared sauna. The adjoining restaurant serves a variety of dishes made with local Kagoshima brand ingredients.

    町の温泉施設、ネッピー館の中にある食事処です。ラストオーダーが20時半なので、温泉に浸かってからでも夕食が頂けます。かんぱち南蛮丼(¥900)を頂きました。メニューには2月までの期間限定と書いてありましたが、3月でも注文できました。かんぱちがオススメのようです。

  • Sakurajima Shirahama Onsen Center
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Sakurajimashirahamacho 1269
    "This hot spring bathhouse is located in the foothills of Sakurajima's north peak about a 10-minute drive from Sakurajima Port. The bathhouse is fully equipped with indoor baths, outdoor baths, saunas, family baths, a lounge, and other facilities. Bathers can enjoy soaking in the deep ochre sodium chloride spring water that is free-flowing spring water straight from the source. After a bath, guests can comfortably relax in the bathhouse's spacious lounge. The bathhouse also features ""welfare baths"" with elder-friendly designs."

    内湯、露天共、濃厚な濃い茶色の源泉がかけ流しにされています。いかにも効能がありそうです。湯船も広くてとてもゆったり寛げます。

  • Healthyland Tamatebako Outdoor Hot Spring
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Yamagawa Fukumoto 3292
    "These scenic outdoor baths were ranked No. 1 in the ""Top 20 Day Use Onsen in Japan"" category for four years in a row on Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel review site. The baths are a part of Healthyland, a health spa that features steaming sand baths, ""Hoyokan"" hot spring bathhouse, a swimming school, and other facilities. Bathers can enjoy monopolizing the panoramic views of the surrounding nature from the two different outdoor baths are available. The Japanese-style outdoor baths feature a commanding view of Mt. Kaimon while the western-style outdoor baths offer an extensive view of Mt. Takeyama (also known as ""Mt. Snoopy"") and the ocean. The baths, both are free-flowing spring water straight from the source, are rotated between the two genders on a daily basis. Each offers bathers the chance to enjoy the majestic natural scenery even as far as Yakushima Island, Takeshima Island, and Iojima Island on a clear day while feeling the cool and refreshing wind."
  • Sekihira Onsen
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Makizonocho Santaido 2057-10
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse adjoins the shop of the Sekihira Kosen mineral water company, famous for its renowned Kirishima mineral water, and is located a 30-minute drive from Kagoshima Airport. In the bathhouse' indoor bathing area, you can enjoy the waters of two different springs - the Sekihira Onsen spring, and the Aratoko Onsen spring. The bathhouse' two private reservable bathing rooms each have an indoor bath and an outdoor bath, and users can soak in hot spring waters while taking in the natural beauty of Kirishima. The waters of the Sekihira Onsen spring are said to be very effective at healing cuts and have been used for therapeutic hot spring bathing since ancient times. A simple hot spring, its waters are colorless, tasteless, and odorless.

    霧島温泉から少し鹿児島空港方面に進んだところにある関平温泉。ここには2種類の源泉があるとのことです。傷によく効く温泉として有名ですが、施設には広くて露天風呂、東屋もついた貸し切り風呂が準備されています。ここでゆっくりするのは最高ですよ。

  • Minamitane Town Kawachi Onsen Center
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Minamitanecho Nakanokami 341
    This municipal hot spring bathhouse is located about a three-minute drive from downtown Minamitane Town. Bathers can enjoy simple hot springs long known for their health and beauty benefits in the large indoor baths. The water is nonirritating on the skin and has a beautifying exfoliating effect, so weary travelers can refresh themselves while also caring for their skin. It is also said to promote convalescence and recuperation from physical trauma, among other benefits. The well-equipped bathhouse features ultrasonic baths, saunas, family baths, and more. A hot spring swimming pool and walking pool, the island's first, was completed in 2008.

    KAWACHI-ONSEN-CENTER is a municipal center. I think foreigners be careful about tattoo, because some Japanese understand about tattoo’s means and accept it, but others don’t have right understanding...

  • Sansui
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    5.0
    6 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Kokubu
    This day-use hot spring bathhouse, located an 18-minute drive from the Hayato-higashi Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway, has only private reservable baths, each of which is decorated in elegant Japanese style. Encircled by seasonal flowering trees, the bathhouse has 21 private bathing rooms, each with its own style, and each of which has an indoor bath and an outdoor bath. The bathhouse also has bathing rooms which incorporate universal design principles or have additional facilities such as a mist sauna or Shigaraki ware beautifying air bubble bath. The baths are supplied with free-flowing spring water from a sodium hydrocarbonate spring whose waters can also be drunk for health benefits. Each bathing room is replete with body soap, shampoo, and conditioner.

    事前の予約はできないようなので待ち時間覚悟で行ったところ、空きがあったのですぐに案内してもらえました。 料金によってお部屋タイプが異なり、今回は3500円の“いろは紅葉”にしました。 内風呂が一つ、外風呂が三つあり、少しずつお湯の熱さも違っていて楽しめます。 お部屋は広々としており、マッサージチェアもあるのでゆっくりくつろげます。 部屋もたくさんあるので毎回違うお部屋を楽しみたいな〜と思い...

  • Yoshimatsu Ekimae Onsen
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Aira-gun Yusuicho Kawanishi 935
    This hot spring bathhouse is located inside of a renovated former hot spring inn right in front of Yoshimatsu Station. It is equipped with gender-separate indoor baths and two private indoor baths. The baths are fed with clear and colorless free-flowing water straight from a simple hot spring located 480 meters underground. The water has a refreshing feel and is popular for its skin beautifying properties. Towels, soap, and other items are available for purchase at the bathhouse.

    JR肥薩線とJR吉都線との乗り換えが2時間半も有ったJR吉松駅。 旅行計画時から駅横の資料館とSL,そして駅前のこの温泉で時間を潰すことを計画して実行しました。 銭湯ですねここは、温泉と言う面影はありませんが鹿児島市内の銭湯もこんな感じでした。

  • Kyukamura Ibusuki
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Ibusukishi Higashikata 10445
    A hot spring hotel situated on the edge of Kinko Bay near the “Kyukamura Ibusuki” bus stop. A free footbath constantly replenished from a source spring “kakenagashi” style and hammocks caressed by sea breezes can be found in the Sun Terrace area in front of the lobby. The woody fragrance of the lobby engenders a gentle atmosphere. The magnificent view of Kinko Bay from the hotel’s guest rooms further enhance the southerly, tropical resort mood. You can refresh body and mind in the main building’s Chirin no Yu bathhouse; Ibusuki’s famous sand baths; and a private reservable semi-outdoor private bath with a stunning view you’ll have all to yourself. Nothing beats a hot spring bath while listening to the sound of crashing waves. The hotel’s sand baths are said to promote recovery from fatigue and treat nerve pain and sensitivity to cold; they are also available to non-guests.
  • Seseragi no Yu Hanamizuki
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    5.0
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Hioki-shi Ijuincho Ota 2768
    This free-flowing day-use hot spring bathhouse stands on the bank of the Kaminokawa River a 10-minute drive from Ijuin Station on the JR Kagoshima Main Line. The waters of the bathhouse' alkaline simple spring have a sleek feel and customers rave they leave the skin silky smooth. The bathhouse' outdoor baths boast sweeping views of the Kaminokawa River flowing directly adjacent, and include a bath so deep you can soak in it while standing up, a bath with benches for sitting, and a private outdoor bath with its own inner garden. The bathhouse is surrounded by lush trees, and in spring customers can take in cherry blossoms; in summer, soothing forest scenery; and in fall, the colorful leaves of some 2,000 maples.

    温泉は掛け流しで、泉質は無色透明。広い敷地の川沿いに露天風呂があり、木立に囲まれた露天風呂に浸かれば川のせせらぎが自然に耳に入ってきます。施設はサウナや洗い場も充実していてゆったりとした時間をすごせます。バス等の交通手段がないので、車で行くことになりますが、JR九州の伊集院駅からはタクシーで15分位で行けます。

  • Tennen Onsen Yunoyama
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Shiroyamacho 12-1
    This natural hot spring bathhouse is located in central Kagoshima City next to the square where a stone monument marking where Saigo Takamori died has been erected. It is notable for pale amber hot spring water said to have skin beautifying properties. The bathhouse features men's baths, women's baths, and family baths each located inside a separate building with its own reception desk. The gazebo-style rest area situated between the buildings is a great place to meet up with the other people in your group after a bath.

    泉質が抜群なのは多くの方が述べられている通り。言うことなし。 受付と清掃を女性が担っておられます。近年に代替わりしたのかもしれません(お嬢さんかどうかは未確認)。古さはソレナリですがこまめに清潔に管理されているようです。タイルもこまめに貼り直してあるのが分かります。(同じタイルが手に入らないと嘆いておられました) 番頭ネコちゃんは一日中「さわってー」のポーズ。たまらないですね(笑) 名湯です...

  • Spa Land Rarara
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Higashimatachou 1450
    A spa facility located in Higashimata-cho, Kagoshima City. The facility’s swimming suit-required spa zone fun for adults and children alike which has 25 different baths filled from a natural hot spring whose waters have a skin beautifying effect. There’s also a bathing zone where customers can relax and enjoy hot spring bathing with 11 different types of baths, including a large communal bath, Western style stone bath, and hinoki cypress Japanese bath. In addition, there’s an adjoining restaurant and hotel, and the facility holds cultural classes throughout the year, from dancing, dressmaking and other handicrafts, and karaoke singing.

    何度か利用していますが、いつもキレイです。 鹿児島の温泉は外れが少ないと思うのは、この清掃の良さだと思っています。 施設も広くプールもあるので、ファミリーで一日楽しめます!

  • Ippon Sakura Onsen Center
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Murasakibaru 6-1-18
    This hot spring bathhouse is located on high ground in Kagoshima City's Murasakibaru district. In addition to scenic stone-lined baths that offer a sweeping view of urban Kagoshima City, it also features 12 private baths including one that is barrier free. The bathhouse staggers its bath cleaning times in order to allow guests to enjoy a relaxing bath 24 hours a day. Other facilities include family baths with a bedrock bath and a coin-operated pet shower.

    帰省時には必ず寄ります。天然温泉の公衆浴場になります。駐車場も広く家族湯も併設してますので是非行ってみてください。サウナもミストサウナもあります

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Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinks - shochu.

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