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This map shows the seven different onsen areas in Myoko. The public baths are also displayed with a red dot along side the name. In each area there are many hotels with hot spring baths you can use. Below, each area and the hotels are listed with their opening times and price.

onsen-map
Onsen map of Myoko

Myoko is home to many hot springs. There are public hot springs and hot springs that are part of a hotel. The baths in hotels can be used even if you are not a guest of the hotel. The amazing outdoor onsen at Tsubame are probably the most famous in Myoko and they are free to use. Check out our Tsubame Onsen page here.

Myoko has seven different hot springs areas which all have their source deep in Mt Myoko. Although the areas are all served from the same mountain the waters in each area are very different. This is what makes Myoko such a great place for experiencing onsens, every area will offer you a different type of bath.

There are five different kinds of hot spring in Myoko. They are defined by their mineral contents and appearance. Each type of bath offers differing but great health benefits for the skin and body.

There are three different colours of water that emerge from the Myoko hot springs. Tsubame area has a beautiful milky white colour. Seki has a reddish coloured water, Ikenotaira has a black coloured water which is the colour of the minerals floating in the water. Akakura and other areas have a clear water.

Public Baths

NameOpenA (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Taki no yu
Akakura
9:00~17:00A 500円
C 350円
Outdoor only
Closed in winter
Ooyu
Myoko Onsen
13:00~20:00
closed Monday
A 250円
C 100円
Fureai Kaikan
Ikenotaira
8:30~21:00
closed Thursday
A 450円
C 250円
Landmark Cafe
Ikenotaira
9:00~17:00864円 Per HourOutdoor bath
Naena no yu
Suginosawa
10:00~20:00
closed Wednesday
A 450円
C 300円

Akakura Onsen

Akakura Onsen is the largest hot spring area in Myoko and opened in 1816. The area becomes hugely popular in the winter months which is great time for tourists to experience the amazing baths in the area. With many different hot spring to choose from you could try a different one each day. You can see the floating minerals in the clear water. This is called Yubana in Japanese.

NameOpenA (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Hotel Taiko11:30~21:00A 800円
C 500円
Outdoor bath
Matsuya Ryokan13:00~21:00A 500円
C 300円
Wakui Hotel15:00~20:00A 500円
C 300円
Akakura Hotel9:00~21:00A 1000円
C 500円
Outdoor bath
Akakurasou15:00~20:00A 500円
C 300円
Kogakuro14:00~20:00A 800円
C 500円
Outdoor bath, closed in winter
Taizan13:00~21:00A 600円
C 400円
Outdoor bath, closed in winter
Oyado Furuya15:00~18:00A 600円
C 300円
Outdoor bath
Park Hotel15:00~20:00A 500円
C 300円
Akakura Central9:00~20:00A 500円
C 300円
Seifuso12:00~17:00A 500円
C 300円
Outdoor bath
Private onsen

Tsubame Onsen

Set on a spectacular cliff-side the outdoor baths at Tsubame Onsen are a great destination for those who want to get off the beaten path. The small hotel area and surrounding mountains and forest offer a pleasant atmosphere. The outdoor baths close during the heavy snows of winter, but the hot springs in the hotels are open all year round. The hot spring water is milky white, and offers great benefits for the skin.

NameOpenA (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Hotel Hanabun11:00~19:00A 400円
C 200円
Female only outdoor bath
Hotel Iwatoya12:00~21:00A 700円
C 500円
Outdoor bath
Ougon no Yuualways openfreeOutdoor bath, closed in winter
Kawara no Yuualways openfreeOutdoor bath, closed in winter

Seki Onsen

Seki Onsen opened in 1729 and is the oldest of all hot springs in Myoko. The traditional village area still carries the atmosphere of past times. The area is popular in winter as the small Seki Onsen ski resort is famous for its deep powder snows. The reddish water gets its colour from the high iron content in the water. The iron has a heating effect on the body which is particularly pleasant in winter months. The outdoor baths of the hotels are closed in winter.

NameOpenA (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Asahiya9:00~18:00A 500円
C 300円
Outdoor bath
Komatsuya10:00~20:00A 500円
C 400円
Tomiya8:00~21:00A 500円
C 300円
Nakamuraya10:00~16:00A 500円
C 200円
Outdoor bath

Shin Akakura

Shin-Akakura Onsen uses the same hot water source as Akakura Onsen. The mineral rich waters are great for the skin and contain other healing properties.

NameOpenA (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Okayamakan14:00~21:00A 500円
C 400円
Outdoor bath
Akakura Yours Innreservation requiredA 450円

Myoko Onsen

Myoko Onsen is just 15 minutes on foot or 3 minutes by car from Myokokogen Station. This hot spring area shares its source with Ikenotaira Onsen and provides a soft and gentle water that is great for the skin.

NameOpenA (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Kofukan12:00~20:00A 700円
C 500円
Outdoor bath, closed in winter
Ooyu13:00~20:00
closed Monday
A 250円
C 100円

Ikenotaira Onsen

Ikenotaira shares its source with Myoko onsen area. Landmarks hot springs have a black coloured water. This comes from the heavy mineral content that floats in the clear waters. Landmark is open 24hrs during the winter season and also offers an internet cafe area, pool tables, table tennis and other amusements. You pay per hour for free use of all the facilities. The brand new Lime Resort Myoko have also opened their beautiful new baths to the public. They have a variety of different indoor baths as well as an outdoor bath. Fureai Kaikan is run by Myoko City as a public bath and is located down the hill from Landmark and the ski resort.

NameOpenA (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Landmark Onsen Cafe9:00~22:00864円 Per HourOutdoor bath
Lime Resort Myoko15:00~20:00A 1000円
C 500円
Outdoor bath
towel rental available
Fureai Kaikan8:30~21:00
Closed Thursday
A 450円
C 250円

Suginosawa Onsen

Suginosawa is the newest hot spring area in Myoko. The clear mineral rich waters offer great benefits to the skin. The hot spring in Suginosawa is a public bath called Naena no yu which is available to all. It is closed on Wednesday but during the winter season it is open everyday.

NameOpenA (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Naena no yu10:00~20:00
closed Wednesday
A 450円
C 300円

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