【2022】Natural hot springs and bathhouses in Kyoto

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【2022】Natural hot springs and bathhouses in Kyoto

I think there are many people who like hot springs regardless of nationality.

Kyoto, one of Japan’s leading tourist destinations, is not very famous for its hot springs, but I would like to introduce you to two famous hot springs.

In addition, we will also introduce information on public baths and super public baths that we would like to recommend in Kyoto.

※This article was made in August 2022. However, information of this article is subject to change because of Covid-19, so please check in advance from their official website.

1. Kurama Onsen

※As of August 2022, There is a Temporary Closure

Official website:Yama no Yado - Mizu no Yado Kurama Spa

Kurama Onsen is located in Kurama, Kyoto.

This is my favorite hot spring in a very quiet mountain away from the hustle and bustle of Kyoto city.

You can enjoy not only one-day hot springs but also relaxing meals and lodging.

Official website:Yama no Yado - Mizu no Yado Kurama Spa

In a moderately sized outdoor hot spring, you can relax and enjoy the hot spring while listening to the sound of the leaves rubbing and the birds singing in the wind.

The recommended one-day course is to visit Kifune Shrine, then enter the hiking course of Mt. Kurama, and then hike to Kurama Temple.

After that, it is best to heal your tiredness at Kurama Onsen.

Source:The photo is quoted from the official website of Kurama Onsen

Hours/Fees/Access

■Business hours
11: 00-Last reception 19:00 20:00 Closed (There may be a temporary closure, so please check in advance from the official website.)
■Fees
(open-air bath only) Adults 1,000 yen Children 700 yen (4 to 12 years old)
■Access
3 minutes by free shuttle bus from Eizan Electric Railway Kurama Station

Gallery of Kuram Area

2. Ohara Onsen

Ohara no sato

This is also far from Kyoto city, but this is also “Ohara no Sato” in the famous tourist destination “Ohara”.

To use this hot spring, meals are included in the set only.

This is not big, but there is a stall Goemon bath, and I want to enjoy the hot springs by myself! It is perfect for those who say.

However, when it is crowded, may you have to wait for a while in the indoor bath? !!

  • You can not use only one-day hot springs.

Hours/Fees/Access

■Business hours, fees
Please check the official website in advance.
Official website:Minshuku Oharanosato
■AccessFrom Kyoto Station, take Kyoto Bus No. 17 and get off at “Ohara” bus stop (time required about 60 minutes).
About 15 minutes on foot from the bus stop.

Gallery of Ohara Area

3. Arashiyama onsen

Togetsu Bridge

FUFU no YU

※Super bathhouse

A super public bath where you can soak in a natural hot spring near Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama area.

Both the outdoor and indoor baths are clean and comfortable, and there is common lounge, so it is recommended that you can relax after taking a bath.

Official website (Japanese site only):【公式】京都 嵐山温泉 湯浴み処 風風の湯(ふふのゆ) / 京都 ホテル 宿泊情報 ホテスパ – HOTESPA.net

■Business hours
12:00 to 22:00 (last reception 21:30)
Please check the official website (in Japanese only) in advance as it may change.
■Fees
Weekdays: Adults (junior high school students and above) 1,000 yen, children (3 years old to elementary school students) 600 yen Adults (junior high school students and above)
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 1,200 yen, children (3 years old to elementary school students) 600 yen, infants (2 years old and under) 300 yen Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays infants (2 years old and under) 300 yen
■Access
20 minutes walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station, 10 minutes walk from Randen Arashiyama Station, 1 minute walk from Hankyu Arashiyama Station

Local bathhouse information

※This article was made in August 2022. However, information of this article is subject to change because of Covid-19, so please check in advance from their official website.

Funaoka Onsen

The most famous public bath in Kyoto, which was renovated from a former inn. The solid building and interior are worth a visit.

Official website (Japanese site only):船岡温泉HP

■Business hours
Weekdays (Monday to Saturday): 15:00 to 25:00 Sunday: 8:00 to 25:00
■Fees
Adults 430 yen Middle school children 150 yen (elementary school children) Children 60 yen (preschoolers / infants)
■Access
From Kyoto Station, take city bus 206, get off at Senbon Kuramaguchi bus stop, and walk for about 5 minutes.
About 20 minutes on foot from Kuramaguchi Subway Station.

Ume-yu

Ume-yu along the Takase River is a popular public bath that often appears in the media.

Ume-yu Twitter

■Business hours
14: 00-26: 00 (Saturday / Sunday 6: 00-12: 00, 14: 00-26: 00) Closed on Thursdays
■Fees
Adults 450 yen Middle school children 150 yen (elementary school children) Children 60 yen (preschoolers / infants)
■Access
10 minutes walk from Keihan Shichijo Station
8 minutes walk from Keihan Gojo Station

Hakusan no yu  (Rokujo)

A public bath that is popular not only with locals but also with tourists and foreigners.

Official website:Hakusan no yu Rokujo

■Business hours
Mon / Tue / Thu / Fri 15: 00-24: 00
Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 to 24:00
Closed on Wednesdays
■Fees
Adults 450 yen Middle school children 150 yen (elementary school children) Children 60 yen (preschoolers / infants)
■Access
It is about a 10-minute walk from Kyoto Station.

Goko-yu

A public bath with facilities similar to a super public bath.

Official website (Japanese site only):五香湯HP

■Business hours
Weekdays 14: 30-24: 30, Sundays 7: 00-24: 00, Holidays 11: 00-24: 00 (subject to change)
■Fees
Adults 450 yen Middle school children 150 yen (elementary school children) Children 60 yen (preschoolers / infants)
■Access
Take 206 from Kyoto Station Bus Terminal A3 and get off at “Omiya Gojo” and walk for 2 minutes

Hana no Yu

The open-air baths and Goemon baths, which are natural hot springs drawn from Moriyama Tennen Onsen Hotaru no Yu, a super public bath loved by locals, are popular.

Official website (Japanese site only):京都壬生にある天然温泉 壬生温泉『はなの湯』

■Business hours
10:00 to 1:00 the next day (last reception 0:00 the next day)
■Fees
Weekdays: Adults (junior high school students and above) 770 yen, children (elementary school students and younger) 370 yen, free up to 2 years old
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: Adults (junior high school students and above) 900 yen, children (elementary school students and younger) 420 yen, free up to 2 years old
■Access
5 minutes walk from JR Tambaguchi Station

Fushimi Chikara no Yu

Popular place for locals and good value for price.

Official website:Public bath servise Fushimi Chikara-no-Yu

■Business hours
Monday-Thursday & Holiday : 10:00 am to 23:00 pm (last reception 22:30 pm)
Saturday + Sunday : 8:00 am to 23:00 pm (last reception 22:30 pm)
■Fees
Weekdays: Adults (junior high school students and above) 750 yen, elementary school students 400 yen, infants (3 years old and above) 250 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: Adults (junior high school students and above) 850 yen, elementary school students 450 yen, infants (3 years old and above) 300 yen
■Access
About 5 minutes on foot west from Exit 2 of Takeda Station on the Kintetsu or Kyoto city Subway