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Address: 415-1 Kinosakichoyushima, Toyooka 669-6101, Hyogo Prefecture
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A cave for an outdoor bath

The brochure said this is the Bath of Good Fortune. The furo is on the 2nd floor. The outdoor bath is like sitting inside a cave (artificial). They open at 7 a.m. and are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 9, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Here is one of the best onsen at kinosaki There was beautiful outdoor onsen which is cave style I was there when it was rained but still in enjoy to be there

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Thank Hoon M
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Ichi no Yu, responded to this review

Dear Hoon M, Thank you very much for your review. It is our pleasure to know you enjoyed the contrast between the roughness of the cave rock and the gentleness of the hot spring water. We hope to see you again. More 

Honolulu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The brochure said this is the Bath of Good Fortune. The furo is on the 2nd floor. The outdoor bath is like sitting inside a cave (artificial). They open at 7 a.m. and are closed Wednesdays. It wasn’t crowded so I had a nice relaxing time there. I also got my 5th rubber stamp on my onsen leaflet so I... More 

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Thank DYA717
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Ichi no Yu, responded to this review

Dear DYA717, We really appreciate your time and comment. And thank you very much for taking your time in visiting many public bathhouses in Kinosaki. We hope you got a nice present from your hotel. Props to you for accomlishing this challenge! More 

Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This hot spring is good, but there are others that are better in Kinosaki. The good thing is that it is RIGHT in the center of Kinosaki and it was very near my inn.

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Thank JourneysFromSeattle
VisitKinosaki, Owner at Ichi no Yu, responded to this review

Dear JourneysFromSeattle, Thank you very much for your review. The water here is said to bring good luck, and will protect you from traffic accidents. We wish you the best of luck and hope to see you again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

This one has a quite nice outdoor bath. Visited here on May and it happened that I was the only one bathing there at the time. So it was very relaxing. Second best public bath in Kinosaki in my opinion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is advertised as having the outdoor onsen in a "cave." It is not really a cave, but a man-made outdoor space in a mix of natural stone and concrete. It was pleasant, but not really the outdoor setting you might hope for. Do not spring for the private onsen - which is more like an extra-wide bathtub.

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016

I went there on my last day in Kinosaki. It was way too hot inside, so I didn't bother going into the inside bath and went straight to the outside bath. The cave effect was nice, but the ceiling were higher than I expected them to be. There was only a thing bamboo wall separating the guys and the womens... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

Ichi no Yu was the first bathhouse I went to in Kinosaki, and it was a pretty good experience. One of the larger ones in the town with a cave theme. Don't expect to go into a real cave, because it's not - however it is designed with a cave motif in mind. It's the only bathhouse I can think... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2015

Centrally located in the middle of the main street just minutes from most ryokan. Nicely maintained. one of the more popular onsen.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

I would rank Ichi no you the 3rd onsen in town. The location is right in the middle of town. There is an outdoor cave like hot springs which is quite unique and it is of decent size. There are multiple pools inside as well with slightly different temperature so you get to dip into different ones. The dressing/bath room... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

The reality didn't quite live up to my expectations. It's more of a partial cave roof over the onsen than the series of cavey inlets, stalactites and outcroppings I imagined. Apparently I have an unrealistic imagination, if you know what you're getting beforehand you'll probably enjoy it. The floor and seats were also "rock" (I'm pretty sure it's artificial rock).... More 

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