Wanting to enter an onsen, a Japanese hot bath, but feeling insecure about how to? Then please look at the ‘How to‘ article to learn the basics!
Here we will introduce you to some of the onsen in the area which are guaranteed to give you a magnificent experience, in no specific order.
The first onsen is Waku Waku no Yu and it is on walking distance from the Jigokudani Monkey Park. It features an outdoor bath with its own unique hot spring water. Things said this hot spring water to be helpful for are among others: nerve pain, muscle pain, stiffness, cuts and burns.
When finished you can take the bus from the Suna-dome bus stop just in front of the restaurant Sobaroku, where you could have some delicious local soba before going get back to Yudanaka Station.
Fee: 500 yen (For elementary school kids and up)
Opening hours: 10:00 to 21:00 (Entrance closes at 20:30)
Regular holiday: Wednesday
Toomi no Yu, read as toe-mee and means the bath of far view, is at the top of Kitashiga-Kogen in the Yomase-onsen area which you can go to by using the Ryuoo Rope Way, the largest rope way in the world. The Toomi no Yu offers a view like no other at an altitude of 735m it has shows the Japanese countryside scenery and especially at night when the light lit up of all the small towns in the area it becomes quite an amazing sight. You can also get this experience by inquiring about a private tour on our website.
Fee: 600 yen for adults, 300 yen for elementary school children, 100 yen for 3-6 years old
Opening hours: 11:00 to 22:00
Regular holiday: None. Can be closed at times for maintenance.
The name means Maple leaf Bath and the bath is located right behind the Yudanaka Station. It has a free foot bath outside and you can also take a hot bath inside. Perfect for those who still have a bit of time to kill before they depart again from Yudanaka Station. If you don’t have a towel, then you can buy one at the counter.
Fee: 300 yen for 13 years and up, 150 yen for elementary school children
Opening hours outdoor foot bath: 7:30 – 22:30
Opening hours indoor bath: 10:00 – 21:00 (entrance closes at 20:30)
Regular holiday: Every 1st Tuesday of the month (if it falls on a national holiday, it will be the next day)
The Ooyu at the Shibu Onsen district is an indoor bath which is known for its hotter temperatures.
Fee: 500 for adults, 300 for children from 3 years old up to elementary school
Opening hours: 10:00 – 16:00
Regular holiday: None