November 3, 2017
The 10 Best Hot Springs (Onsen) You Must Visit in Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto is popular sightseeing place. There are famous historical places like Gold temple,and Kiyomizu temple, or food like green tea and also you can rental kimono to make it more fun to walk in the city. Maybe lots of people choose to walk for sightseeing since they can see places taking time. Today, we would like to introduce hot spring that you can relax top 10. Soak in the hot tub and get ready for tomorrow!
“Genjinoyu” is only natural hot spring in Uji that you don’t have to stay a night. Good quality of hot water comes from 1111m under. This water is famous that doesn’t get cold so it is good for people who easily get cold. The bath inside is large so you can relax. We want to suggest their outside bath.
You can soak looking at bamboo at the garden. You may get hungry after bath. There is a restaurant inside that is famous for meal that uses pork that they make. You can eat like Shabushabu or seiro. If you want to go to hot spring in Kyoto, this is a good place to go!
Address: 52 Otake, Okubo, Uji, Kyoto
Access: 8 minutes from Okubo station by foot
Map: Map to Genjinoyu
“Kadensho” is a place we suggest to people who want to relax from tiredness of daily life. It is located in front of Arashiyama station so it is easy to access. It looks like typical building of Kyoto that you can feel old days of Japan.
They have 5 kinds of private hot spring. “Kirinoyu” that is steam bath, “Akanenoyu” that is made by red brick, “Kinunoyu” that looks like western. You can relax with your family or lover.
Address: 5-4 Arashiyama nishiichikawa, Sakyo, Kyoto
Access: 1 minute from Hankyu Arashiyama station by foot
Map: Map to Kadensho
We suggest “Syoenso” to people who want to spend irregular time. Once you enter, you will see luxury space. You will feel like you are in different world. Their bath room is 800 square meters big.
We suggest their outside bath that is light up at night. Please visit “Syoenso” where from kids to adults can enjoy.
Address: Yunohana onsen, Kameoka, Kyoto
Access: 15 minutes from Kameoka station by bus
Map: Map to Syoenso
4. Hotel Kitanoya
“Hotel Kitanoya” is where you can enjoy different view depends on seasons. You can see Amanohashidate from all rooms, so it is very popular to tourist. Our suggestion is their outside bath. You can soak looking at their garden.
They have terrace on their private bath, so you can relax with your lover or family. If you come to Kyoto, please visit and relax!
Name: Hotel Kitanoya
Address: 100 Monjyu, Miyazu, Kyoto
Map: Map to Hotel Kitanoya
“Togetsutei” has been opened since 1897. You can feel Arashiyama from the way it looks. They use marble and granite for hot spring, so you can soak looking at them.
They also serve good food. They use seasonal food and serve to the rooms. You will feel very relaxed. Please come to experience good service in Kyoto!
Address: 54-4 Arashiyama nakao shitamachi, Sakyo, Kyoto
Access: 30 minutes from 13k away on route 1 from Meishin Kyoto minami inter
Map: Map to Togetsutei
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“Ichiboukan” is a hot spring that you can soak looking at beautiful ocean as it is located along the beach of Yuhigaoka onsen. The water is called “water of beauty”, it is said helps beauty.
So if you are woman, you might want to try. Also, Yuhigaoka is a famous spot for sunset. You can enjoy sunset soaking hot spring. Please visit! It will be forgetful.
Address: 266 Aminocho Hamazume, Tango, Kyoto
Map: Map to Ichiboukan
7. Chikara no yu
“Chikara no yu” is where you can enjoy lots of kind of hot spring. At this hot spring, they use water that make you not get cold. Also they open until 2 am, so it is loved by not only tourists but local people too.
They have lots of things to do, so you won’t get tired even you stay there all day long. It is good for from kids to old people! Please relax at this hot spring!
Name: Chikara no yu
Address: 130 Takeda aoike, Fushimi, Kyoto
Map: Map to Chikara no yu
8. Kurama onsen
We suggest “Kurama onsen” to people who want to soak in hot spring in silent. It is surrounded by Japanese cedar so it is like a secret house.You can enjoy outside bath and big inside bath. Especially in outside bath, you can enjoy onsen in the mountain.
You can feel seasons by mountain view and you won’t get tired of it. Also there is a spiritual spot called “Kurama temple” near the hotel, so it might be good to go hiking. How about soaking feeling nature of Kyoto?
Name: Kurama onsen
Address: 520 Kurama honcho, Sakyo, Kyoto
Access: free bus from Kurama station
9. Hikari no yu
“Hikari no yu” is popular hot spring where local people come. You can enjoy outside bath at this place. It is made by granite and it is huge.
They use natural water that comes from 1300m under so it is said it makes your skin smooth. Please enjoy!
Name: Hikari no yu
Address: 71 Tokura, Maizuru, Kyoto
Map: Map to Hikari no yu
10. Tenzan no yu
“Tenzan no yu” is easy to access as it is located famous sightseeing spot like Arashiyama. It looks like a house from old days of Japan. The water of this place is sodium calcium salt hot spring.
Usually you can soak in this water if you go somewhere close to ocean so it is rare in Kyoto. The water color is yellowish brown. You can enjoy good meal here too. You can enjoy Japanese and western. You can enjoy either with family or lover!
Name: Tenzan no yu
Address: 55-4-7 Saganomiyanomotocho, Ukyo, Kyoto
Map: Map to Tenzan no yu
Let’s go to hot spring in Kyoto!
There are lots of sightseeing places in Kyoto, and since it is beautiful town, lots of people may want to walk when they come for sightseeing. But when you go back to the hotel, don’ t you feel tired? If you are tired, you won’t enjoy the trip as much as you can. If you are tired, please go to hot spring and relax!