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  • pajeon & makgeolli
    Singapore, Singapore365 contributions
    The obvious attraction here is the onsen, which is not spectacular compared to the ones I've visited, but I guess for 520 yen, this place will suffice for a couple of hours of soak. It also has an indoor pool, a resting area and a small restaurant/cafe inside the onsen. Outside, the complex is actually an extension of a small hotel, with a souvenir shop, restaurant and cafe. The local specialty is shishamo, but unfortunately, I visited in September, which is not spawning season yet. If you are interested in shishamo, do come visit in October instead...
    Written September 22, 2016
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  • Makoto N
    2 contributions
    Went to Furusatono Yu, which is very nice one! as it is not as too hot as the local free public onsen although it costs around 5$
    Written March 29, 2022
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  • Sarah T
    1 contribution
    A world-class level onsen that people don't talk about enough. You really need a car to get here, so it't usually not busy at all. Most of the time, I get the whole bath to myself. It's especially good on rainy days. Don't skip out on the ibusuki cider or mango yogurton after your bath, they're special drinks only available in ibusuki and they're both delicious!
    Written July 17, 2021
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  • Kirati
    Sapporo, Japan3 contributions
    We went to Kinosaki Onsen on 17th. Without any expectation, we had actually a great experience.
    Overall we were very happy.

    These are their good points.
    - Natural Onsen which gives so many benefits to your body
    - Mix pool outside, remember to bring your swimwear though.
    - Not far from town

    A few to improve
    - A refurbishment might need to be considered as some needs to fix e.g Toilet door was broken.
    - Need to repaint so the place looks fresh & new
    - A bigger toilet

    Thank you we will def come back.
    Written April 20, 2021
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  • Venus P
    Tokyo, Japan28 contributions
    Perfect place for people who love onsen ( hot baths) nice place , with many private onsen hotels. In addition to private onsens there are a few public onsens are also there.
    Written April 30, 2021
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  • Travelwithliz
    Singapore1,670 contributions
    A very charming onsen town albeit a little touristy. This is the place you can walk around in your yukata. For ¥1300 you can get an onsen pass to visit three onsens among the twenty over onsens in the town. The town is very compact and walkable within a short time. Many nice little shops,cafes and restaurants. Like most onsen town in Japan,shops will be closed after 5pm so it’s advisable to have your meals at the ryokan.
    Written November 12, 2019
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  • Ceci T
    Washington DC, DC336 contributions
    If you are looking for a break from temple visits and can’t travel far from Kyoto this is your stop! Only 30 min from downtown Kyoto but it feels very remote in a beautiful mountain setting. Riding the electric train up the mountain is part of the fun. Outdoor onsen is wonderful and very serene. We also enjoyed the indoor bath. Restaurant serves good food. A wonderful way to spend a rainy and cool January afternoon.
    Written January 9, 2020
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  • peru_doma
    North Carolina59 contributions
    Open air got spring bathing amidst snow mountains was our once-in-a-life memorable experience. Indian food was great.
    Written February 26, 2022
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  • Departure742957
    5 contributions
    I walk to Shibu Onsen in February when I visited Snow Monkey park.
    There are many Onsen and restaurants. Shibu Onsen is clam and beautiful/
    Written February 15, 2020
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  • Ray R
    Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
    It's not anywhere in the world that you get to sand Bath. This place let's you spend time relaxing at the sand bath, then wash off and space out at the onsen. Nice place to spend a late afternoon esp for us when it was raining!
    Written March 9, 2020
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  • KH C
    Singapore, Singapore95 contributions
    This onsen is reachable by Hakodate tram but you will need to walk another 10 min from the station. If you are a foreigner, it is preferably that you have google map to guide you. We didn't see anyone as we were walking. Do bring a small towel, large towel, shampoo and body washing lotion. Price is affordable. You can actually plan a stop at this onsen and proceed to Mount Hakodate (for the evening) which is not too far.
    Written May 14, 2017
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  • Toru O
    Setagaya, Japan1,725 contributions
    I came here with a friend to take a dip in a local onsen (spring bath). Many onsen facilities close around 2PM so it's best to come early. And since we came relatively late, there were only a few choices to visit, one of them being the Royal Hotel, which allows guests to use their onsen even if they're not staying for a night.
    After taking a dip, we had oden and beer. The autumn leaves on the surrounding mountainous areas were a marvellous view. If you are taking a bus back to Kobe's Sannomiya bus terminal, I recommend to buy tickets for the bus departing no later than 5PM. If you have enough time, you should take a hike along the river and see Tsuzumigataki Waterfall. From there, you can climb further up the mountains and take the ropeway to Rokkosan.
    Written November 22, 2021
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  • hfot2 🌸🍁🌸
    Vermont6,838 contributions
    This very large outdoor pool in the park is said to be able to accommodate 100 people. I was the only one using it!

    We stayed in Kusatsu for 3 nights and chose to visit here on the rainy day of our visit. Each of us had the gender specific bath in solitude. We felt special.

    The dressing room is large with many free cubbies and coin operated lockers for your belongings. We brought our own towels, but were offered rental towels when we paid our entry fee. The dressing area had no showers only buckets.

    The very large outdoor bathing pool was empty. It was pleasant to be in the hot water, with a gentle drizzle coming down on my head. The water fall at the far end brought in the hottest water, the closer to it you are, the hotter the bath water. When the rain got a bit more serious, I retreated to the side where I could sit in the pool but have a roof over my head.

    Take care when you walk in the pool with your bare feet. It can be slippery in places. In other places there are a few loose stones or sulphur deposits that feel uncomfortable underfoot.

    The mostly uphill walk here from the Yubatake is not long, perhaps 10-15 minutes. The walk takes you through streets crowded with souvenir shops and restaurants. The park itself is very photogenic.

    Entry fee for the bath - ¥600
    Written March 31, 2020
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  • 旅するアシカ
    Japan50 contributions
    The temperature of this spa is 32 degree celsius. A bit low compared to usual hot springs. Warm seasons will be better to visit here than winter. The bubble spa is outside, because of CO2 generated by the springs. The mild silver bubble comes onto our skin, which relaxes us.
    If you feel cold, you can enjoy hot spa inside and sauna. Don't worry.
    Male area and female one are separated, so you don't need swimsuit.
    This facility keeps 3 friendly cats! I love them!
    Written August 22, 2019
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  • suek926
    93 contributions
    While i was traveling in Aomori this time, I stayed 3 type of onsen hotels. And I liked this onsen the most among them. Staffs were friendly. Room was clean and well made. And I like the onsen where I could see the outside. It was small but okay. Also they have amazing buffet for dinner. If i visit again, i would gladly stay there again.
    Written December 8, 2017
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