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Tokko-no-yu hot spring独鈷の湯

Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

Tokko-no-yu is the birthplace of the Shuzen-ji hot spring, and it gushes forth through the clear stream of Katsura River which flows through the center of the Shuzen-ji hot spring town. When Kobo Daishi visited Shuzenji Temple in 807, he was impressed by the filial piety of a boy who was washing the back of his sick father in the Katsura River, thinking that “the water in the river must surely be cold”, legend has it that he struck a river rock with a Buddhist ritual implement and hot water sprang forth. However, currently it is prohibited to bathe in this hot spring.


Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji (IzuArea)

phone 0558722501

Only bathing is not possible

Review of Tokko no Yu

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/06 Lovely little ancient foot bath pavilion in the Katsura River
This is yet another site connected to Kobo Daishi in Shuzenji. Do research and read the story of how the original hot spring came to be. It just adds to the mystery and wonder of this revered...
Reviewed:2018/04/09 Relax on the go!
This gorgeous little outdoor onsen was a lovely find as we were exploring the town. Yes it can get busy, so go around dusk! Or whenever there’s a free spot. We came in winter so it wasn’t a huge...
Reviewed:2017/11/21 Shuzenjis oldest hot spring
According to information, Tokko no Yu is
Oldest hot spring at Shuzenji area.
Tokko no Yu located in the river.
One of landmark of Shuzenji.

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Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji [ map ]
Only bathing is not possible
open everyday
Parking Lot
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Credit Card
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0558722501 (Izen City Tourism Association Shuzenji Branch)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan's largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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