The hot springs in Yuzaki- loved by the empresses since the Manyo age

Soak in the tasteful hot springs loved by ancient expresses like Kogyoku and Jito in the Manyo age.
Free your thoughts to the antique times and be soothed by the quality spring water.

YANAGIYA’s Hot Springs

1,000% soothing
natural hot springs

The first hot spring resort
in Shirahama Onsen

YANAGIYA is located in Yuzaki, a historic hot spring spot in Japan discovered in 645 before the Taika Reform as recorded in Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan), the 2nd oldest history book in Japan completed in the Nara Period. It has been the resort destination for emperors and empresses since the ancient times and be loved by expresses like Kogyoku and Jito. The spa was used as medication since Edo Period and developed as a hot spring town since then.
Our resort was established over 400 years ago as the first hot spring inn in Shirahama, and we are one of the very few retro chic resorts offer the original feel of Yuzaki. We preserve the hot spring tradition of “manual cooling so minerals gush, and the temperature is just-right to enjoy”. Our bath tanks are all filled with natural spring water, which is silky-soft, body and spirit warming. The moisturizing effect is long lasting that able to prevent dry skin.

Public bath “Kinoyu” (Wood’s hot spring)
Public bath, open bath

A soothing moment in the cypress wood hot spring tank

A luxury hot spring for you to soak in the history of Yuzaki.
The public bath is huge and spacious, and there is an open bath corner
for your utmost indulgence in natural glittering sunlight or spectacular starry sky at night.

Kinoyu

Bath type Public bath, open bath, natural hot spring
Operation hours 3:00 pm- 12:00 midnight & 6:00am – 9:00pm (the men and women’s bath interchange daily)
Amenities Hair dryer, solid soap, bath towels, towels, comb, brush, shampoo, conditioner

Public bath “Ishinoyu” (Rock’s hot spring)
Public bath, open bath

A gentle bath embraced by chic granite- an extraordinary soaking experience

“Ishinoyu”- with dazzling sunlight shining through the ceiling atrium and luminous reflection on the spring water in the granite tank.
If you were lucky enough, you might even see splashes with mineral precipitate flying up from the water, which can only be found in natural hot springs.

Ishinoyu

Bath type Public bath, open bath, natural hot spring
Operation hours 3:00 pm- 12:00 midnight & 6:00am – 9:00pm (the men and women’s bath interchange daily)
Amenities Hair dryer, solid soap, bath towels, towels, comb, brush, shampoo, conditioner

Private hot spring (indoor)

Luxuriate in a private bathing moment with your family members

We value the privacy and bathing indulgence of our guests from all age groups, from small kids to seniors, and thus we have private hot springs for rental. Simply soak in Yuzaki’s natural spring water without concerns. Kindly reserve your bathing session by calling (+81-739-42-3360). The bath is reserved in time order.

Private rental bath (indoor)

Usage fee JPY1,000 (excluding tax)/40 mins
Bath type Private rental bath (indoor)
Operation hours 3:00 pm- 11:40 pm & 6:00am – 8:40pm (bathing session starts in every hour)
Amenities Hair dryer, solid soap, bath towels, towels, comb, brush, shampoo, conditioner

Private hot spring (open air)

Soak in our natural hot spring and feel the wind

A handicapped accessible private rental hot spring with handrails for the small steps to the bathing tank. Reset your mind, body, and spirit with a trip to this luxury private bath, complete with state-of-the-art but natural, spacious hot spring.
Kindly reserve your bathing session by calling (+81-739-42-3360). The bath is reserved in time order.

Private rental bath (open air)

Usage fee JPY2,000 (excluding tax)/40 mins
Bath type Private rental bath (open air)
Operation hours 3:00 pm- 11:40 pm & 6:00am – 8:40pm (bathing session starts in every hour)
Amenities Hair dryer, solid soap, bath towels, towels, comb, brush, shampoo, conditioner

Hot spring tour

Yuzakinoyu

Historic hot spring and stunning ocean views

Sakinoyu is the only remaining “7 Yuzaki hot spring” have been popular since the ancient times. Take in the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean while soaking in the soothing natural bath.

Operation hours Apr 1 – Jun 30 & Sep 1- Sep 30 (8:00am-6:00pm)
Jul 1 – 31 Aug (7:00am – 7:00pm), 1 Oct – Mar 31 (8:00am-5:00pm)
Last admission 30 mins before closing
Closed on Every Wednesday (or the next day if Wed is a public holiday)
Usage fee JPY 420 (aged 3 or above)
Tel No.) +81-739-42-3016

Muronoyu Hot Spring

Indulgence in two different tasteful hot springs

Muronoyu provides visitors with luxury bathing experience in two types of hot springs- “Mabu bath” (with minerals) and “Miyuki”. This coastal hot spring is one of the representative bath spots of Shirahama Onsen.

Operation hours 7:00am - 10:00pm
Last admission 30 mins before closing
Closed on Tuesdays
Usage fee Adult (12 or above) JPY 420/ teens JPY 140/ Kids JPY 70
Tel No.) +81-739-43-0686

Tsukumoto Ashiyu Foot Spa

The perfect finale after strolling around at Shirarahama Beach

“Tsukumoto Ashiyu Foot Spa” is right next to Shirarahama Beach, the tourist hotspot in Shirahama. The spot is full of the fragrance of sulphur. Whitish sand and hot springs are the musts when touring around Shirahama indeed.

Operation hours Sept – Jun (8:00am -10:00pm) / Jul & Aug (7:00am-10:00pm)
Closed on Open throughout the year
Usage fee Free

-The oldest hot spring from the Manyo age-

History of Shirahama Onsen

Shirahama Onsen, at where “YANAGIYA” situated, has been widely used for medication for long even before the Nara Period. It’s commonly believed the history of the hot spring started when hot water gushed through coastal rocks, stayed on sunken lands, then used by people lived nearby.
The history of the hot spring is over 1,400 years. Together with Dogo and Arima, it makes up the three oldest hot springs in Japan. In the past, it was also called “Muro Onyu”, “Muro Onsen”, “Kino onsen”, and “Kino Onyu”. According to Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan), the 2nd oldest history book in Japan, the hot spring has been the resort destination for emperors and empresses since the ancient times and be loved by expresses like Kogyoku and Jito. Later in the Edo Period, it was opened to commoners.
Then, the name “Muronoyu” was changed to “Kanayama Onsen”; currently it’s called “Yuzaki Onsen”, a familiar name in Japan.
Visitors increased tremendously in the modern times so the natural gushing water amount is no longer sufficient to accommodate needs. Construction works were implemented in 1920s that successfully created cracks for natural waterflow. Under great management and balanced hot spring water distribution, it’s become a top-class hot spring resort in Kansai area. Springs were only available near around Yuzaki at first, while now the hot spring town has been expanded throughout Shirahama-cho.
The number of visitor reached 3 million a year, and more and more hot spring facilities have been built up as the perfect vocation detox for families.

About hot springs

Name of hot spring Miyuki Onsen (Yuzaki Onsen Kanko Co., Ltd.)
Water source 2993, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun
Water texture Sodium chloride (NaCl)
Water temperature 78.6゚C
Indications [Bathing] Neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain, stiff shoulders, motor paralysis, stiff joints, blunt trauma, sprain, chronic digestive diseases, diseases, chilling, recovery, fatigue, health enhancement, cuts, burns, chronic skin diseases, weak children, chronic women’s diseases
[Drinking] Chronic digestive diseases & chronic constipation
Contraindications [Bathing] Acute disease (particularly those with temperature), active tuberculosis, malignant tumor, severe heart diseases, respiratory failure, kidney failure, bleeding diseases, severe anemia, general progressing diseases, pregnancy (especially in the initial and final states)
[Drinking] Kidney diseases, high blood pressure, general diseases with swelling.

Message from our young okami lady

Our apologies that we do not have mirrors in the public baths.

YANAGIYA- the Shirahama hot spring resort for families is visited by many families with small kids. No matter how frequent our staff check, there would still be a lot of used razers if we have mirrors, which would be dangerous. Your understanding is very much appreciated.