Open-air and private baths!
6 recommended Naruko hot springs, great for a day-trip.
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Naruko Onsen is ranked one of the top three onsen, along with Iisaka Onsen in Fukushima Prefecture and Akiu Onsen in Miyagi Prefecture; a historical hot springs resort rich in legend, it was the childhood home of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, and believed to be named for his cry of “Naruko!” when he was submerged in the waters for his first bath.
Introducing a perfect day-trip spot: Naruko, where you can enjoy outdoor or private hot spring baths at various hot spring hotels!
First get tickets for the hot springs!
For those who’d like to take many day trips to the hot springs, we recommend the hot spring tour tickets ("Naruko Yu-meguri tickets”) !
One ticket is good for 6 baths, at a discount that is better than paying in cash!
Since the seals on the ticket are valid for six months from the date of issue, it is a convenient way to visit on several different days over the period.
Yu-meguri tickets can be purchased from the Naruko Tourism and Hotel Information Center.
Hot spring tour tickets
An inn with a flowing source of waters that change to various colors!
Naruko Hotel is a hot springs inn with a long history, and first opened more than 140 years ago.
There are three spring sources on the premises: sulphur salt springs, sulphate springs, and sodium chloride springs, which are effective for promoting beautiful skin, as well as treating gynecological illnesses, rheumatism and neuralgia.
Additionally, depending on the outside air temperature and humidity, the color of the hot waters change to clear, limpid green, milky white, muddy green etc.; you can enjoy the different colors of the hot springs in every season.
With the Yu-meguri hot springs ticket, you can enjoy a bath and a hired towel, so please do go and enjoy it.
Takanomaki oke Bath (Umbrella pine wooden bucket bath)
Enjoy the feeling and views of the four seasons in the immensely popular open-air baths.
Bentenkaku is a popular hot springs inn with an public bath and private open-air baths.
You can reserve a private open-air bath for your day trip.
There is an extra fee to reserve a private open-air bath.
It’s also possible to have a bath at this inn with the hot springs tour ticket.
Taki-no-Yu (Waterfall Hot Springs)
In the center of the spa town of Naruko are the public communal baths, which are the 1,000 year-old sacred baths of the Naruko Onsen Shrine.
Characterized by pleasantly soft, cloudy white hot water, it is said to be effective in treating skin disease, hypertension, etc.
The waterfall hot springs spa town’s streets are lined with souvenir shops selling “Kokeshi” and other Naruko specialities, so it is most enjoyable to just walk around.
Taki-no-Yu (Waterfall Hot Springs)
|Address||Yumoto-47-1 Naruko Onsen, Ōsaki City|
|Contact||080-9633-7930 (attendant’s booth)|
Rooms are available for daytime use!
Hotel Kameya’s hot spring is said to soften the surface of the skin and wash away emulsified fats and secretions, making it a “beauty hot spring”.
After bathing, you will have lost moisture from your skin from the baths, so by all means opt for some after-bath moisturising care.
It is also possible to enter the hot spring baths of this hotel using the hot springs tour ticket.
There is also a day-trip plan available in which you can enjoy the hot springs and lunch, and also take some time to relax in your own Japanese-style room!
Please do check the official website for further details.
A popular Japanese-style inn with natural hot springs and private baths!
Men can enjoy Ryokan Sugawara’s large public baths, sky baths and soothing skin baths in which the water is replaced each time by the attentive female bathing attendants.
Open-air baths overlooking the foothills of Mt. Naruko and private baths are popular.
The natural, continuously running hot spring flows continuously from a private source, so you can just relax.
Ryokan Sugawara “Blue Sky Water” (Soten-no-Yu)
You can enjoy several unique types of bath!
At the Ryokan Onuma’s Day-trip hot spring, you will have use of the 5 baths on the hotel’s 1st floor.
If you spend time in an open-air bath surrounded by nature, it will surely refresh you, in both mind and body. ♡
There is also a day-trip plan that includes lunch, a handmade Kamameshi set meal made with fresh seasonal ingredients.
Private garden open-air bath “Mori-no-Yu”
Naruko Hot Springs is a small spa town that you can walk across from one end to the other in about 30 minutes, so you can enjoy several hot springs in one day trip.
Please enjoy the hot springs that have a 1,000 year history.