Tenzan no Yu

Tenzan no Yu, Kyoto: Hours, Address, Tenzan no Yu Reviews: 4.5/5

Tenzan no Yu
4.5
Onsen Resorts • Spas • Thermal Spas
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Natural hot spring Use sour sources that spring up from the premises Unusual sodium · calcium chloride fountain in Kyoto The body warms to the core, recovery from fatigue, also has effect on coldness It is open from 10 am to 1 am and the last reception is at 24 o'clock
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More than 3 hours
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Neighborhood: Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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famtym
BC18 contributions
This onsen is large and beautiful. Many baths available at different temperatures, a spa (book ahead your treatments) and a restaurant. There is a room to lie down when done upstairs, which I wish I had done as I left completely wiped and not prepared to walk to train. The staff didn't speak very much English so we had some trouble to understand all that was available and proper onsen etiquette. Men and Women are separated, lockers available, but I'm not sure if they provide towels so recommend you bring your own. In case you go and have no idea what to do, you are to undress completely in the change room, find the "stalls" with showers that have a stool to sit on and a bucket for pouring water on yourself, then you can explore all tubs. I highly recommend this onsen. Very clean and large with a lot of things to do.
Written February 18, 2020
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Julia_Cambridge
Cambridge203 contributions
Couples
I read an advert from a local travel magazine in the hotel about this public hot spring (onsen). The web site claimed their hot spring water is from 1200m underground with different kind of minerals. For 1,050 yen, (about 6GBP) you can soak as long as you want. (Great value as I can not afford a 100GBP per person per night onsen hotel.)
The location of this onsen is about 4 stops from Arashiyama Station (Keifuku Electric Rail, where it has foot onsen in the station), to Kyoto direction. It took me about 5 mins walk from the Arisugawa (有栖川) station. You can see a sign after you get off.
We went there after visiting Arashiyama in the evening. (please make sure you checked the time of your transportation, as I have seen a group of tourist came by public bus and they missed their last bus at 10:30pm. ) Luckily we took train back to Kyoto, and we still can catch it until midnight (train come every 30 mins).
This is my first time taking hot spring bath in Japan and I heard that needs to be totally naked and male and female are all separate. When we get there, we had to get to the first floor (I think they have lift), take off our shoes and lock them into a locker (self service). Then there's a reception area, resting area with individual sofa, a restaurant and games area. At the side of the hot spring entrance, there is a mini foot hot spring bath and the other side is ceramic footbath (far-infrared effect?). I have seen people waiting for their friends and just for soaking their foot while they wait.
When we get to the reception and tell them we want to go to the hot bath. They will give you a key (each) for a locker inside. You can bring your own towel or rent for 200 yen.
Upon getting inside, there's no way for me to communicate with my husband again, so we had to tell each other how long we are going to stay inside for. Last time, we spent about 1.5 hours, to try different bath, (indoor and outdoor), jacuzzi, sauna & Turkish salt bath, etc. I think is not quite enough... Some people bringing in some casual clothes or a robe. They came out to rest a little and then go back to soak again.
After soaking hot spring, there's a shower area with different types of Shampoo & body wash provided.
I think 99% of the people there are local and they get used to having a hot spring naked! The reception do not speak much English, but they are friendly and very willing to help and trying to explain all they can.
You can use your locker key to order food & drinks. At the end, you hand in your locker keys and pay your bill in the reception.
This is an awesome experience and you won't regret trying it out!
Please note you can not go into the spring bath if you have tattoo on your body.
Written January 9, 2016
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EUGEE O
Shreveport, LA10 contributions
Couples
Due to tight muscles in my back, I regularly go to spas for relief at home in the USA. My experience at this Japanese onsen/spa was THE MOST AMAZING PLACE I HAVE EVER GONE TO RELAX. It was so perfect and I cannot stop raving about it!!! The facility is very clean and everything has basic pictograms if you need help with the etiquette. It was mostly locals who paid me no mind and did not appear to judge. There was an inside AND outside room that both had multiple pools of different temperatures. And the saunas were great too. There are lots of food options and the separate spa services looked awesome...I was going to get a foot massage but they didn’t have any more openings for the rest of the day (it was around 11 pm). That’s ok though, that just means I’ll have to come back to Kyoto again soon! ;)
Written April 18, 2018
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Greatexpextatn
Mukou-jima, Japan97 contributions
Couples
This Onsen is a hidden secret from tourist. We were the only ones there that day that weren't local. Food is provided in the facilities at a very reasonable price. Walked from the train station to the Onsen thru the lanes of Japanese houses. We followed Google maps n the walk was very pleasant. This Public Onsen cost 1000 yen to enter n use. Bring along your own face towels. Shampoo n soap is provided.
Written May 30, 2016
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David H
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions
Friends
This was my first Onsen experience and it was great. I only tried the indoor baths but it didn't make any difference to me. Several baths with different temperatures and a huge sauna. Staff is friendly and prices are explained in English. Tenzan restaurant is also worth while visiting. Fresh and excellent food.

Access to Tenzan is a bit of ride from downtown Kyoto, but it's not too far so it's worth it if your in town only for a day or two.
Written August 7, 2018
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Jhb94103
San Francisco, CA193 contributions
Couples
This is a wonderful Hot Springs spa with baths inside and out. The water is about 104°F and they had to drill down about 10,000 feet to tap in to the natural Hot Springs. It’s very clean. The women at the front desk speak some English and they do take credit cards. We spent a lovely afternoon here and I only wish we had had more time. They have what looks like a very nice restaurant And a lounge area where you can relax after you have soaked. If you have the time I highly recommend this experience. I lived in Japan for two years and this is a very nice Hot Springs.

The only negative is that it is not close to Central Kyoto, but we were able to take a local bus for under two dollars that went from the center And stopped very near the Hot Springs.
Written May 16, 2018
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Jill27T
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
Couples
Visited Tensan no Yu after a tiring day of visiting temples.
Hubby and I had the onsen, korean body scrub and massage package..
then we had sumptuous dinner in their restaurant
hands down THE best relaxation experience for us.
A short walk from Arisugawa stop on the Arashiyama tram line.
A must do!

our itinerary that day:
Eiga Mura Park
Tenryuji
Arashiyama Bamboo forest
Tenzan no Yu

all accessed using the all day pass of the Arashiyama Tram line.

You're Welcome 😊
Written September 16, 2017
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pearlchampagne
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions
After a day of sightseeing, I discovered this onsen in a local travel mag and decided to check it out. I left feeling very relaxed and invigorating which is typical for me after any hot bath. It's about 10 minutes walking from the train station past what seems like an infinite array of hairdressers. Cool area - my boyfriend wasn't keen so he had a coffee and waited at the cafe across the road. Downsides: very crowded, may have been the time of day (5pm) but this was the most crowded public bath/onsen I've experienced. Women of all ages crowded in - this is probably an authentic experience but not particularly spacious or relaxing. I enjoyed the contrasting tubs of super hot 41 degrees to the cold pool at 18 degrees. I wish this was my everyday reality! But alas, back to western style showering for me.
Written August 14, 2016
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan12,458 contributions
Tenzan no Yu, although located near touristic Arashiyama area, is seldom visited by tourists. The mineralized water, which is good for the recovery from fatigue, is yellow, and you can feel to be in a real Japanese Onsen.
Written June 26, 2016
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TimStHo
Hong Kong, China249 contributions
We went to this public onsen on a friend's recommendation. It's located midway between Arishiyama and Kyoto so we went there after our half-day trip in Arishiyama and took the light rail to Arisugawa station. The specifics have been covered by other reviews, but note that you are supposed to get completely naked and shower before getting into the hot springs. This is probably the most equipped onsen I've been to. There're a lot to do in the facility besides the various hot spring pools, like massage, sauna, and meals. You can bring your own towel, and there're a lot of lockers. Local people seem to enjoy spending their afternoons here. A great activity to be sandwiched between Arashiyama and Kyoto.
Written May 25, 2016
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