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Yanagiyu (柳湯)


Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

The waters of this outdoor hot spring bath are said to have sprung forth from under a willow tree transported here scenic Lake Saiko in the Chugoku region. The Yumepa bath ticket allows purchasers to visit bathe as much as they like at seven different hot spring facilities, including Yanagiyu, whose waters are said to aid with having children. The bath house’s small building, reminiscent of the old fashioned Taisho Roman style of the 1920s, was remodeled and re-opened in 2004. Redolent with the fragrance and warmth of wood, the facility’s bathing room is distinguished by its slightly hotter than usual waters and deep tubs. There are also footbaths located at the front and rear entrances, which are frequented by countless people seeking to be blessed with a child.


Hyogo Pref. Toyokashi Kinosakichouyushima 647 (Tajima / Kinosaki / ToyookaArea)

phone 0796322097

15:00-23:00 (Last entry until 22:40)

Review of Yanagi Yu

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/15 Kinosaki onsen tour
This onsen is one of the smaller ones but it has the benefit of being open until 11pm. I went at around 8pm and it was myself and tow others, so not crowded at all. For sure it is one of the hotter...
Reviewed:2017/04/10 Quite crowded
Perhaps the space seems a little small, so it felt rather crowded. We were there during around 5pm, right before dinner hours so I guess that is when most people would have checked into their rooms...
Reviewed:2016/11/05 A Small Traditional Onsen
This onsen was really beautiful, though my wife found it a little small, leaving no room to escape the other guests. It also didnt feel entirely friendly towards westerners, nothing specific, just...

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Hyogo Pref. Toyokashi Kinosakichouyushima 647 [map]
Tajima / Kinosaki / ToyookaArea
15:00-23:00 (Last entry until 22:40)
[Bathing charge] Adults700yen, Children 350yen
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0796-32-0121 (City Hall Hot Spring Division)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture’s main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country’s most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.