These Beautiful Hot Springs in Fukuoka Will Help Clear Your Mind
Spoil yourself a little.
A trip to Japan is never complete without taking a dip in one of its soothing hot springs. If you only have a day to spare, the Chikugo area in Fukuoka is full of hot springs that offer excellent day plans.
In this article, we list down seven hot spring resorts in Fukuoka that you shouldn’t miss this summer!
Kawa-no-eki Funagoya Koibotaru
This summer, the Kawa-no-eki Funagoya Koibotaru is opening a lukewarm bath for its visitors.
The facility has a rock bath and laying bath that switches every week for men and women.
It also has a hot spring that boils at about 33 °C and especially during the summer, it becomes a bath that contains 100% spring water. Calcium and Magnesium are found in the waters and are said to be good for the skin. The mud and crystals stuck to the rim of the bath are proof of the presence of nutrients in the water.
Meanwhile, the adjacent Product Promotion Center displays vegetables and processed products that are brought by approximately 320 farmers and producers.
The temperature of the laying bath is about 38 °C.
This is the popular “Beauty Bath”
In August, the Funagoya Mineral Spring Footbath Stamp Rally is now being held, where visitors enjoy three footbaths in Chikugo City and can get a discount for the bathing fee in Koibotaru’s Hot Springs Facility.
The facility’s foot bath is free of charge.
Kawa-no-eki Funagoya Koibotaru is located at 298-2 Ojima, Chikugo City, Fukuoka Prefecture. The Hot Springs Facility is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, while the foot bath is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. They are closed on Tuesdays (except for the 5th, 15th, or 25th day of the month). The Product Promotion Center is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-942-52-8866. The admission fee is ¥500 for 13 years old and above, ¥350 for 70 years old and above, ¥250 for 4 years old and above, and free for children 3 years and below.
Ike-no-Yamaso Onsenkan Kirara
The resort’s Mori-no-yu is an open-air bath surrounded by trees and stones.
Ike-no-Yamaso Onsenkan Kirara is a hot spring facility surrounded by rich nature. It has two types of open-air baths: the Mori-no-yu, which is located within a forest, and the Miharashi-no-yu, which offers a panoramic view of Hoshino village and is switched daily for men and women.
The hot spring water has a high alkalinity level of pH 9.4 and leaves a smooth feeling on one’s skin. Visitors of the resort can also enjoy a view of the starry skies while taking a dip.
The view of the village from the spacious bath is beautiful.
You can easily glimpse the center of Hoshino village from the Miharashi-no-yu.
Ike-no-Yamaso Onsenkan Kirara is located at 10780-58 Hoshino Village, Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-943-52-2082. The admission fee is ¥500 for 13 years old and above, ¥250 for 4 years old to 12 years old, and free for children 3 years and below. The private bath is available at ¥1,500 per 50 minutes.
Bengara-mura is a hot spring complex that serves food to its guests and has baths that are good for the health.
The open-air baths give you a view of the countryside and Yabe River.
One of the facility’s hot springs, Iwai-no-yu, overlooks the magnificent Mount Tobikata. On the other hand, Yametsuhime-no-yu offers an idyllic countryside view. The baths are switched weekly for men and women.
You can also enjoy dishes made with locally-grown ingredients at their restaurant. Original craft beer is available at the buffet restaurant, too.
The indoor bath has natural light coming from the ceiling and is equipped with a whirlpool bath setting.
Bengara-mura is located at 100 Miyano, Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. They are closed on 2nd and 4th Monday of the month (except for Japanese holidays). You may contact them at +81-943-24-3339. The admission fee is ¥600 for 13 years old and above, ¥400 for 4 to 12 years old and 70 years old and above, and free for children 3 years and below.
The Jungle Bath is a large bath equipped with a slide. It is switched daily for men and women.
Taisenkaku has a double bihada-no-yu which is composed of alkaline simple spring water and sulfur spring water. Both of these baths are considered good for the skin. In addition to this, the resort also has the Jungle Bath, the Keiryu-no-yu, which is an open-air bath located in a Japanese garden, an exquisite private bath, and an indoor pool which is only open on July and August.
The Takimi-no-yu is a private open-air bath that’s large enough to accommodate four or five adults.
Listen to the murmur of the waterfalls and green trees at the Keiryu-no-yu.
Taisenkaku is located at 20 Hakishiwa, Asakura City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. You may contact them at +81-946-62-1140. The admission fee is ¥800 for 13 years old and above, ¥400 for 6 to 12 years old, and free for 5 years old and below. The private bath is available at ¥1,600 per 50 minutes (reservation and separate bathing fee required).
Harazuru Onsen View Hotel Heisei
The Harazuru Onsen View Hotel Heisei stands on a small hill and is located 160 meters above sea level.
The open-air bath overlooks the Chikugo River and Mino Mountain Range. (The photo shows the women's bath).
It has a carbonated hot spring that removes unwanted dirt from the pores and gives you beautiful skin. Just taking a dip in the bath will give you that refreshing, clean feeling.
The view from the sauna, located beside the bath, is also wonderful!
Harazuru Onsen View Hotel Heisei is located at 203-1 Hakishiwa, Asakura City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, and from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays. You may contact them at +81-946-63-3515. The admission fee is ¥800 for 13 years old and above, ¥400 for 2 to 12 years old, and free for 1-year-old and below.
The scent that hangs in the air of the hot spring has an aromatherapeutic effect. The bath also contains sinters.
Hodoai-no-yado Roppoukan is a hot spring hotel that’s located on the banks of Chikugo River. The facility boasts of a barrier-free design and has specialized mats scattered around the area.
On the fourth floor, you’ll find a garden view open-air bath and a hinoki (Japanese cypress) open-air bath. Meanwhile, the first floor holds a hinoki bath, bamboo charcoal bath, and a herbal bath. Visitors of the facility are given the opportunity to choose the bath that suits their needs.
The open-air bath switches daily between the hinoki bath (on the photo) and the rock bath.
The bamboo charcoal bath will soothe your tired body.
Hodoai-no-yado Roppoukan is located at 1840, Hakikugumiya, Asakura City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. In some cases, the facility is closed for cleaning. You may contact them at +81-946-62-1047. The admission fee is ¥800 for 13 years old and above, ¥500 for 3 years old to 12 years old, and free for 2 years old and below.
This contemporary, Japanese-style open-air bath is made of rocks. There are also rental rooms for one-day trip customers (prices start at ¥4,000).
The Fudangi-no-onsen Tsuru-wa-sennen stands in the Yoshii Onsen area on the other side of Harazuru Onsen. It boasts of an abundant water supply of 240 liters per minute. Its hot springs have a slight sulfuric smell and contain meta-silicic acid, which is known for making the skin smoother after bathing.
The private bath, which is made from hinoki, has a calm atmosphere and can accommodate two adults and two children.
This indoor bath is decorated simply with tiles.
Fudangi-no-onsen Tsuru-wa-sennen is located at 12-1 Yoshii-machi Chitose, Ukiha City, Fukuoka Prefecture and is open from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Saturday to Sunday. It is closed from Monday to Friday (except for holidays) and from August 13 to August 31. You may contact them at +81-943-76-2639. The admission fee is ¥700 for 13 years old and above, ¥350 for 1-year-old to 12 years old, and free for 1 year old and below. The private bath is available at ¥2,500 per hour.
Provided by Japan Walker™, WalkerPlus™, and Kyushu Walker™ (16 July 2019)