Saki no Yu Rotenburo

Saki no Yu Rotenburo, Shirahama-cho: Hours, Address, Saki no Yu Rotenburo Reviews: 4.5/5

Saki no Yu Rotenburo
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
What people are saying
dancestance
By dancestance
On a rainy day
Jul 2019
Visiting on a rainy day, I found Saki No Yu to be a pleasant, tranquil experience. Approaching it I was a bit concerned whether I would be admitted, as I have a big tattoo covering all of my upper arm and shoulder (I’m Caucasian, from a country where tattoos are common). But no problem, when I asked if my tattoo was a problem, I was smilingly welcomed. So how do things work around here? Well, I paid 500 paid in a coin machine and pressed a button - hopefully the right one - to get a ticket. Immediately after there were some lockers, but since I only brought a few hundred yen and a towel, I skipped it (nothing more was needed - but if I were to go again, I’d also bring water). Then came the time to find the right entry. As is common, there were some blue curtains to pass for men, and red for women. Inside the blue curtains I was greeted politely by a friendly guy. There were more lockers, and I undressed. There were no showers, but I already knew this and had showered thoroughly at the hotel. Out in the open, between the two pools, there was running water and buckets to pour over yourself before entering the pools. Note that when I say “out in the open” I mean literally out in the open. It’s open air, everyone is buck naked, and from the men’s section there’s a clear line of sight to several hotel room windows, a walking bridge, some far away buildings and anyone in passing boats (if there had been any). The women’s section is more secluded. But as a man, if you’re shy and self conscious, this may not be for you. The Japanese didn’t care at all about a naked, tall, tattooed Scandinavian dude in their midst; they seem to be more relaxed about nakedness than many Westerners are. But again, if you’re self conscious, you might prefer a private Onsen or the Shirahama Beach outdoor Onsen where swimwear is compulsory. Anyway, at Saki no Yu there were two pools for men (three in the women’s section, I’ve been told). The temperature was roughly the same in both pools, so that only the view and the distance to the sea seemed to differ. I used both pools. Even though it rained a bit, it was a nice, relaxing experience, enjoying the ocean view and the warm, soothing water.

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Stephystephy
Hong Kong, China113 contributions
Original natural rotenburo to enjoy
Jul 2019 • Couples
Originally planned to go evening but went morning instead. It is located off the main road at the seaside. Parking is available and a lady came to our reception and is exceptionally friendly. She taught us how to purchase tickets, I think 500yen, and reminded not to bring in valuables as there are only lockers without lock function. There is also no shower facilities. Toilets are separate on the outside.

There is 2 onsens in the female side. A smaller one and a larger one close by the sea. Its a nice feeling being so close by the sea, hearing the waves breaking onto the shore.
Written July 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dancestance
Oslo, Norway70 contributions
On a rainy day
Jul 2019 • Solo
Visiting on a rainy day, I found Saki No Yu to be a pleasant, tranquil experience.

Approaching it I was a bit concerned whether I would be admitted, as I have a big tattoo covering all of my upper arm and shoulder (I’m Caucasian, from a country where tattoos are common). But no problem, when I asked if my tattoo was a problem, I was smilingly welcomed.

So how do things work around here? Well, I paid 500 paid in a coin machine and pressed a button - hopefully the right one - to get a ticket. Immediately after there were some lockers, but since I only brought a few hundred yen and a towel, I skipped it (nothing more was needed - but if I were to go again, I’d also bring water).

Then came the time to find the right entry. As is common, there were some blue curtains to pass for men, and red for women. Inside the blue curtains I was greeted politely by a friendly guy. There were more lockers, and I undressed. There were no showers, but I already knew this and had showered thoroughly at the hotel. Out in the open, between the two pools, there was running water and buckets to pour over yourself before entering the pools.

Note that when I say “out in the open” I mean literally out in the open. It’s open air, everyone is buck naked, and from the men’s section there’s a clear line of sight to several hotel room windows, a walking bridge, some far away buildings and anyone in passing boats (if there had been any). The women’s section is more secluded. But as a man, if you’re shy and self conscious, this may not be for you. The Japanese didn’t care at all about a naked, tall, tattooed Scandinavian dude in their midst; they seem to be more relaxed about nakedness than many Westerners are. But again, if you’re self conscious, you might prefer a private Onsen or the Shirahama Beach outdoor Onsen where swimwear is compulsory.

Anyway, at Saki no Yu there were two pools for men (three in the women’s section, I’ve been told). The temperature was roughly the same in both pools, so that only the view and the distance to the sea seemed to differ. I used both pools. Even though it rained a bit, it was a nice, relaxing experience, enjoying the ocean view and the warm, soothing water.
Written July 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

O4673XSjonathans
Singapore6 contributions
The most beautiful onsen i’ve ever have.
Feb 2018
The onsen was really relaxing and nice especially when one of the hot springs was very close to the ocean where is a great spot to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Written June 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tfphang
Singapore, Singapore172 contributions
Great onsen overlooking sea
Dec 2017 • Family
Great hot onsen and dipping into you while looking at the waves on the rocks. Worth going there if you are in the vicinity. There is no shower facility. Do have a shower at your hotel first and bring your own towel. There are lockers but there is a small charge.
And yes, please no photo inside the onsen (this is unacceptable and for the comfort of others. Leave your camera and smartphone at the hotels ).
The men section of the onsen is pretty exposed but no one in Japan would bother about it. If you are too conscious about, go after sunset.
Written December 2, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

haroldgoh
Singapore, Singapore79 contributions
Poetic onsen overlooking the sea
Jun 2017 • Family
This hot spring bath is a must go! Outdoor bath just by the sea. For newbies this bath may be quite a shocker especially for the males cos the section for the males is quite open. We spotted ladies walking on a bridge at about 200m away that happened to overlook the bath.
Written June 5, 2017
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Shlomi T
Nagano, Japan1,258 contributions
The people who runs it, not friendly and they will not let you take a photo, even if no one is there.
Apr 2017 • Solo
The people who runs it, not friendly and they will not let you take a photo, even if no one is there.
The place is a kind of tourist trap !
very basic and not that clean (quite a few cockroaches in the onsen-rotemburo pool.
We were the only people there and the guy wakls inn, to make sure we do not take a photo of the sea.
I asked him why, he said, people do not like when someone take their photo when they are naked, but there were no people, only us...?
I find it very strange and wrong when you are not allowed to take a view photo of the sea, not of yourself or someone ells, especially when the sea view is for everyone, no one owns it !!!
Better go to another nearby onsens, much better and probably cleaner.
Written May 14, 2017
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Jo S
Queenstown, New Zealand220 contributions
Wonderful relaxing experience
Mar 2016 • Solo
I went at the end of the day, just before it was closing. It was so warm in the baths and so chilled out. There are three to choose from. The sound and view of the waves is so relaxing, it does get boring after a little while on your own. Also bring a towel and the entry fee. No soaps of any kind. There are lockers with keys for ¥100 but maybe easier not to take valuables.
Written March 28, 2016
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PatCh
Fremont, CA128 contributions
The best rotenburo experience
Nov 2015 • Couples
Saki no Yu is simple the best rotenburo I have ever visited. It was raining when we were there, and soaking in the onsen in the rain, watching the ocean splashing to the pool, the experience was simply unforgettable! Highly recommended!
Written November 25, 2015
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Peng X
1 contribution
Best onsen!!
Worth to spend 2 hours to go here from osaka!!!best view,best staff,best onsen!!!
Written February 23, 2015
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Kiri M
Oakland, CA140 contributions
Amazing onsen with gorgeous view of the ocean!
Jun 2014 • Solo
This onsen is right on the edge of the ocean, so you can relax outside in the onsen and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Worth every penny!
Written June 17, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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