Maenohara Onsen Sayano Yudokoro
The Saya-no-yu open-air hot spring is a natural hot spring that is fed non-stop directly from a natural source located 1,500 meters underground. The greenish brown tinge of the water comes from its rich sodium chloride content, which is said to provide excellent thermal effect. It is also called “netsu-no-yu” (thermal bath) for this reason, and is also good for neuralgia, chronic rheumatism, and poor circulation.In addition to Saya-no-yu, there are fourteen other types of baths, plus a ganbanyoku hot stone bath (an additional fee is required for the hot stone bath).
Restaurant Shitensha offers a menu of Japanese soba noodles and seasonal dishes in the atmosphere of a traditional Japanese folk house that was created by renovating an old Showa-era wooden building (by architect Hironobu Furihata). The traditional Japanese garden surrounding the building is the work of garden designer Motomi Oguchi. It displays beautiful garden stones and a karesansui dry landscape garden that enhances the aesthetic appeal of the four seasons.
Hours : 10:00 am – 1:00 am (last check-in 12:00 am)
Open year-round : *Except on the few occasions when we need to close for maintenance.
Fee : Monday to Friday 830 yen (children 520 yen) / Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 1,030 yen (children 720 yen)
Ganbanyoku hot stone bath : 720 yen (adults only) *Fee includes a towel to lie down on and a bathing outfit.
Bath and face towels for rent : 310 yen
Address : Itabashi-ku, Tokyo Maeno-cho, 3-41-1
URL : sayanoyudokoro.co.jp/
Photo from: besty