sunset onsen on Izu's west coast

Hot Springs

Kannon Onsen Resort Hotel

Kannon Onsen

Kannon Onsen  is tucked away among greenery in the rugged hills of Shimoda. The hot-spring is famous for its super alkaline rich waters. The same waters are flowing through shokichi-no-yu but for those without a car, Kannon onsen is a much easier journey as it provides a free shuttle from Shimoda Station. Kannon Onsen has […]

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Published on: April 15, 2018  -  Filed under: Hotspring

 
Yamatokan Onsen

Yamatokan Onsen

One of the closest onsens to Retreat wabi-sabi and Guesthouse tabi-tabi is at the Yamatokan Hotel on Tatado beach in the Kisami area of Shimoda. It  has a private and public onsen non-staying guests can use at certain times and days. The onsen has spectacular views of the onsen. Simple mineral water is soothing after […]

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Published on: April 15, 2018  -  Filed under: Hotspring

Shokichi no yu onsen

Shokichi no Yu

This has got to be one of my favorite onsen, ever! So worth the journey up the narrow steep mountain roads (although I refuse to drive myself). When I mentioned that one of our previous guests had said, “Now this is off the beaten path.” another guest responded with “What path?”. This onsen is obviously […]

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Published on: June 14, 2011  -  Filed under: Hotspring

 
kanaya ryokan sign

Kanaya Ryokan Onsen

Kanaya Ryokan has been welcoming guests since 1866, but is most famous for its 15 meter long “sen-nin buro” (1000-man bath) built in 1915. This beautiful wooden bath is not only long but also very deep. In fact, it’s big enough to swim in. The women’s bath (pictured above) is much newer but probably just […]

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Published on: May 10, 2011  -  Filed under: Hotspring

sunset onsen view

Sunset Onsen

We often drive to the west coast of the peninsula to watch the sunset. There are some great viewing spots on top of high cliffs where you can enjoy soft hues in a colorful sky. There are some place markers on our google map here. Drive another 30 minutes up the coast and there are […]

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Published on: April 23, 2011  -  Filed under: Hotspring