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Compared with onsen in hotel resort Makkari Onsen charged half the price. The onsen is not big but there is outdoor pool which is not small. After the hot bath can try the ice cream sold at the reception.
This onsen is quite small and basic considering the more "luxurious" options within an hour's drive, but it's quiet and does the trick. Staff don't speak English but there are bilingual signs to help you orientate yourself. The resting area has free wifi :)
I visited this onsen with a party of Japanese colleagues who made a point of teaching me all the required local etiquette. Apparently, it is expected to use a small rough scrubbing towel during the initial shower (and everybody in the onsen at the time...More