Nikko Yumoto Onsen

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ggm
Honolulu, HI1,439 contributions
Bus ends here in winter, February festival attracts a small crowd
Feb 2020
Snow falling, ice sculptures, igloo building contest and fireworks on 1 February 2020 attracted a small crowd, but otherwise Yumoto Onsen is a wonderfully desolate place in winter, unbeatable for solitude if Nikko seems crowded, and the green sulphuric springs are definitely worth a visit. At 1500 meters above sea level, expect snow in the winter, and the road is closed beyond here. Monkeys are reported to forage in the marsh, but we didn't see any.
Written February 8, 2020
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,252 contributions
Very cold and bleak in winter
Feb 2020 • Solo
Due to a promotion I got a free bus ticket to Yumoto Onsen. On arrival the only inviting place offering coffee was the visitor centre. The place has lots of hotels but they were not welcoming of non guests. It was very cold and snowy. Perhaps a better place to visit in the warmer months.
Written February 1, 2020
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Joydg
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan27 contributions
Small Onsen town
Dec 2018 • Solo
Yumoto is a very small town, further North of NIkko and Lake Chuzenji. On the banks of lake, and on the slopes of Mt Shirane, it is a very peaceful and rejuvenating experience.
During Fall, you can visit it on the Nihon Romantic Highway, to view the Autumn colors.
Nearby there is Yudaki falls which makes an impressive sight from the observatory at the bottom of the falls.
The Onsen water is very relaxing and good for body aches and joint pains.
Ski Slopes are for both beginners and intermediary levels.
Written January 3, 2019
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Soo K
Hong Kong, China414 contributions
Lakeside onsen gushing sulphuric hot springs
Nov 2017 • Couples
Yumoto (湯元) is a small hot spring town about 40 mins drive from Nikko. The town is just next to Lake Yunoko, nestling several ryokans with hot spring baths. You can see hot water bubbling from the grounds of the town and the shore of Lake Yunoko. The lingering sulfur odour is pleasant and not overpowering. The source hot spring is originally emerald green in colour and turns milky-white when exposed to air. The waters are supposed to make your skin lusciously smooth, hence its name Bijin-no-Yu, or “the hot spring of the beauty”. In addition to beautification, the onsen is said to alleviate nerve pain and women’s diseases, in addition to curing fatigue. Grab a small towel to soak in the free foot bath known as “Anyo-no-yu” in the town. A truly relaxing and invigorating soak amidst the tranquil nature and mountains beyond clouds of steam.
Written November 10, 2017
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HappyTravelerSarah
Singapore, Singapore345 contributions
Great tranquillity!
Oct 2017 • Couples
Yumoto onsen lake is the last stop on the nikko tobu hop on and off bus at stop 46. It's a good 80 to 90 minutes ride from the nikko station depending on the crowd. It will make sense to at least stay one night at the various onsen hotels if you came all the way up. The lake is beautiful with walking trails so pray for good weather. It's much colder here compared to the base at nikko. We found ourselves at 5 degrees raining weather from the 13 degrees when we boarded the bus. It was freezing cold. Thankfully the weather was better the next day and we could hike around the lake and had a comforting bowl of tempura udon at the eatery by the Lake. There is a rental service for little boats to go onto the lake. We enjoyed the fresh air and tranquillity of the place. Great for a retreat for the soul. Have a great time.
Written October 26, 2017
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Surakshya L
49 contributions
Lovely view
Aug 2017 • Couples
Nikko is nippon this is their slogan and yumoto onsen is part of nikko . This place is little far from toko but its relly awesome and fantastic place. God gifted nature is there. Our eyes doesnt want to blink after we watched view over there .
Written August 16, 2017
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Daniel N
188 contributions
Good starting point for a trip
Oct 2016 • Couples
Take the bus from Nikko to Yumoto Onsen and start a trip along the Yuno lake. It is a town with nice onsens.
Written November 14, 2016
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okoshi2002
Honolulu72 contributions
Tranquil and quiet
Dec 2015 • Couples
My husband I and spend two nights in Okku-Nikko after spending several days in Nikko to visit Toshogu.
We traveled there in early December hoping to avoid the crowds that Nikko is renowned for.
Yumoto onsen which is the hotsprings that feeds the various ryokans in the area is wonderful, the water is slightly milky and sulfuric in fragrance . The areas received it's first snow on November 27, and again while we were there on December 3rd and 4th. It was quite a snowfall but we were able to hike around the lake Yunoko and see the first waterfall below the lake.
Our visit was relaxing and quiet just as we had hoped.
Written December 7, 2015
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Julia C
Singapore, Singapore67 contributions
Unique Little Hotspring Town
Sep 2015 • Couples
Nikko Yumoto Onsen (origin of hotsprings) is a unique and tranquil little valley town , flanked on one side by beautiful Lake Yunoko which appears to be very popular with anglers, and on another side by a marsh area with pockets of hot springs literally bubbling up from the ground.

We enjoyed walking along the wooden platforms at the marsh area , where we get close to observe little milky pools of hotsprings that were bubbling up from the ground. There was only a faint smell of suphur that day, not the strong odour that we were expecting.

The restaurant right by the lake was closed when we were there which was a pity as it would be a good place to have a cuppa while soaking in the beautiful views. There were trails along the lake provide for some good trekking. Do stop by the Information Centre which is a mini museum of sorts.
Written October 10, 2015
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic4,512 contributions
Great place to relax, deserted village
Apr 2015 • Friends
A deserted village on the bank of the Yunoko lake. Not many people roamed around. We walked around to see, a hot spring shrine, according to the guide book you can stay and take a onsen but was close as many hotels. We walked the footbridge over the pond with hot springs and this was really an enjoyable walk accompanied with strong sulfur smell but it was OK. We had tranquil and relaxing time there as you we hardly met any other tourist or locals.
Written April 26, 2015
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