Ryokan Hanabun

Onsen

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

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Taki no yu
Akakura
9:00~17:00 A 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
9:00~17:00 864円 Per Hour Outdoor 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.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Hotel Taiko 11:30~21:00 A 800円
C 500円
Outdoor bath
Matsuya Ryokan 13:00~21:00 A 500円
C 300円
Wakui Hotel 15:00~20:00 A 500円
C 300円
Akakura Hotel 9:00~21:00 A 1000円
C 500円
Outdoor bath
Akakurasou 15:00~20:00 A 500円
C 300円
Kogakuro 14:00~20:00 A 800円
C 500円
Outdoor bath, closed in winter
Taizan 13:00~21:00 A 600円
C 400円
Outdoor bath, closed in winter
Oyado Furuya 15:00~18:00 A 600円
C 300円
Outdoor bath
Park Hotel 15:00~20:00 A 500円
C 300円
Akakura Central 9:00~20:00 A 500円
C 300円
Seifuso 12:00~17:00 A 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.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Hotel Hanabun 11:00~19:00 A 400円
C 200円
Female only outdoor bath
Hotel Iwatoya 12:00~21:00 A 700円
C 500円
Outdoor bath
Ougon no Yuu always open free Outdoor bath, closed in winter
Kawara no Yuu always open free Outdoor 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.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Asahiya 9:00~18:00 A 500円
C 300円
Outdoor bath
Komatsuya 10:00~20:00 A 500円
C 400円
Tomiya 8:00~21:00 A 500円
C 300円
Nakamuraya 10:00~16:00 A 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.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Okayamakan 14:00~21:00 A 500円
C 400円
Outdoor bath
Akakura Yours Inn reservation required A 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.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Kofukan 12:00~20:00 A 700円
C 500円
Outdoor bath, closed in winter
Ooyu 13:00~20:00
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.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Landmark Onsen Cafe 9:00~22:00 864円 Per Hour Outdoor bath
Lime Resort Myoko 15:00~20:00 A 1000円
C 500円
Outdoor bath
towel rental available
Fureai Kaikan 8:30~21:00
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.

Name Open A (Adult)
C (Child)
Info
Naena no yu 10:00~20:00
closed Wednesday
A 450円
C 300円
Outdoor bath

Other places to visit
Mt Myoko Summit

Mt Myoko

Mt Myoko looms over the village giving the area its name. The mountain is one of Japans 100 famous mountains.

naena waterfall

Naena Waterfall

Naena Waterfall is an impressive 55m waterfall framed by steep basalt walls on each side with thundering water crashing on to the large boulders below.

sasagamine

Sasagamine Skunk Cabbages

During spring Sasagamine is famous for its huge skunk cabbage areas deep in the forest. The area is easily accessible by foot.

Sekiyama Shrine

Sekiyama Shrine Tour

Retrace the footsteps of Shugendo pilgrims with this tour of Sekiyama Shrine and the gardens.

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