These Hot Springs in Japan Have the Most Stunning Views
This is how you do R&R.
The Kanagawa Prefecture is considered as one of the top hot spring destinations in Japan. Make the most of your trip by visiting at least one of these three mineral-rich waters overlooking the most scenic views.
Zekkei Higaeri Onsen Ryuguden Honkan
139 Motohakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigara-shimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
How to get there: It’s approximately a 65-minute bus ride from Hakone Yumoto Station of Hakone Tozan Train to Hakone-en. Get off at Ryuguden bus stop.
Tucked deep inside a mountain forest and surrounded by the mountains of Hakone, Ryuguden Honkan offers a tranquil onsen experience. But that’s not the only benefit of being so high up. The hot spring’s high altitude is said to positively affect one’s heart rate and blood flow.
The main building was constructed in 1938 and is registered as a tangible cultural property by the government. Renovated using first-class building materials, the property reopened as a hot spring facility in 2017.
Oiso Prince Hotel THERMAL SPA S.WAVE
546 Kokufu-hongo, Oiso-machi, Naka District, Kanagawa Prefecture
Open daily from 6 a.m. to 12 m.n. (admission is until 5 p.m. only)
How to get there: It’s approximately a 13-minute bus ride from JR Oiso Station to Oiso Prince Hotel.
If you want a fun and relaxing getaway, look no further than Oiso Prince Hotel, a seaside resort with unique pools, gaming facilities, and hot springs. Their THERMAL SPA S.WAVE, where guests can relax in spring baths, saunas, and a heated outdoor pool, provides a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.
Located on the third floor is a hot spring bath channeled from Osio. It contains sodium, calcium, and chlorides to help keep your body warm.
Wan-gan Tennen Onsen INSPA Yokohama
15-2 Yamanouchi-cho, Kanagawa ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. except on the 3rd Thursday of the month
How to get there: It’s approximately a 5-minute free shuttle bus ride from JR Higashi Kanagawa Station, Yokohama Station’s West Exit, or Keikyu Nakakido Station.
Situated in the middle of the city, INSPA Yokohama is made for those who want to soothe their tired muscles after a day of shopping and strolling. This spa resort offers a majestic view of Yokohama, especially at night.
Imagine dipping into their all-natural spring bath welled from 1,500m below sea level, while feeling the cool city breeze. You can also try their far-infrared dome, which is heated with lava stones from Mt. Fuji if you want to further warm up your body.
Have your fill of seasonal vegetables and healthy dishes at their restaurant, Kyaza.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Yokohama Walker™, and Walkerplus™ (26 January, 2018)