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A very unique Onsen

This was a lovely little trip for us into Iya. Although the weather was misty which limited our... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2019
Tokushima, Japan
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Fantastic Onsen Retreat

A great resort with an onsen that can be accessed by cable car from the resort. They also have an... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

This was a lovely little trip for us into Iya. Although the weather was misty which limited our views this time, it made the atmosphere really mysterious and felt even more like Japan. The surroundings for your Onsen time are awesome, the water is lovely,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

A great resort with an onsen that can be accessed by cable car from the resort. They also have an indoor bath (but why anyone would use that when the outdoor one with a fantastic view is just 5 mins away we couldn't understand). The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sidadam
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The location of this onsen is second to none. The superb view and serenity of the valley is what you are paying for. The water is fantastic and my skin is Super smooth after the dip. The meals taste good. Mostly vegetables and local produces....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

A must at Iya Valley. We went there after a walk in the morning. Water of the onsen is full of small bubbles and you feel silky smooth after the bath. We got to take a small cable car to go down the valley and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Helen C
Reviewed November 10, 2018

The Iya Onsen is a wonderful place to stay. It is perched high above the valley but has a cable car running from the hotel to the valley floor with outdoor hot baths for women and men next to the clear mountain stream. The trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frances R
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Japanese ryokan are not so popular among foreign tourists - they are outrageously exensive and not too comfortable - but they offer outstanding food and access to onsen (Japanese style hotsprings). This is why we decided to go for two ryokans in Iya valley and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ryokoo
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Sometimes you just feel that you hit the jackpot in your search for hidden treasures! Iya Onsen is one of them. I really recommend to book the room with open air bath. Then it's just you, the bathtub/shower and nature. A fantastic experience. The food...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank swoosh_N
Reviewed May 21, 2018

房間很寬敞,佈置整齊,甚至有一台電動按摩椅,太棒了。衛浴間面向山和森林,落地玻璃窗,風景很好。 露天溫泉在山腳的河邊,很美,坐免費的電車幾分鐘便到。 位置有點偏僻,但停車場免費,建議開車去。服務和餐點俱佳。 The room is spacious and well decorated. An electronic massage chair is available inside the room. The bath is facing the mountains and forest. The outdoor spring bath beside the river is fantastic. You have to take a short "mountain tram" ride...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank stevencwhui
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Check the sunset time. Arrive 1.5hour before sunset. It is saver to drive the narrow road with sunlight. It is better to soak in the open air bath before sunset. Stay two nights will give you better chances to see the scenic view of the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank ChungkaiSin
Reviewed May 4, 2017

The outdoor onsen is stunning. but you needed to take a tram to go there after shower... it was quite a unique experience.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from FreespiritBristol | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in the hotel so they gave me a yukata to wear. I think they give you a small towel when you visit for the day but there are changing rooms at the bottom of the cable car so you can change and leave your clothes... More