Chukoku - 中国

Hiroshima | Okayama


Hiroshima Prefecture - 広島県

Ho no Yu

Japanese Name: ほの湯楽々園
Prefecture: Hiroshima
City: Hiroshima
Address: 
広島県広島市佐伯区楽々園5丁目7-1
Type: supersento
Webpage: www.honoyu.jp/rakurakuen/rakurakuen/index.html
Price: ¥800
Holiday: None
Hours: 9:00-24:00 (Weekends, Holidays 8:00-24:00)

Review

Great supersento halfway between downtown Hiroshima and Miyajima. The bathing area is all on the second floor and features a very large well designed outdoor area with a lot of plants. The spring was also very high quality. Highly recommended.

Hot Spring Data

Well Name: Shioya Natural Hot Spring - 塩屋天然温泉
Type: Weak Radioactive Sodium Calicum Cloride Strong Salt Spring - 含弱放射能-ナトリウム・カルシウム-塩化物強塩温泉
pH: ?
Type: neutral -
中性
Well Temperature: 81.5
Type: warm spring -
低温泉
Osmotic Pressure: low - 低張性

Sauna New Japan EX

Japanese Name: サウナニュージャパンEX
Prefecture: Hiroshima
City: Hiroshima
Address: 
広島市中区薬研堀8-8
Type: capsule hotel / sauna
Webpage: http://www.sauna-nj.co.jp/index.html
Price: ¥~1300
Holiday: None
Hours: 24hr

Review

Located in the middle of Hiroshima’s nightlife district is this basic capsule hotel. The bathing area was smallish but had a decent selection of baths and a really good sauna. Recommended if you’re looking for a place to spend the night, but for a bath only it might be a little steep considering there is a sento down the street.


Okayama Prefecture - 岡山県

Matsu no Ya Kasen

Japanese Name: 松の家花泉
Prefecture: Okayama
City: Maniwa (Yuhara Onsen)
Address: 
岡山県真庭市湯原温泉320
Type: onsen ryokan
Webpage: http://www.yubara-matsunoya.com/
Price: ¥Varies
Holiday: None
Hours: 24hr

Review

Beautiful ryokan located on the outskirts of the Yumura Onsen area. Many diverse baths all over the building, also many of the rooms have their own rotenburos and there is a rental private family bath. The food was also awesome. Great value for the money.

Hot Spring Data

Well Name: Yumura Onsen - 湯村温泉
Type: Carbonated Sodium-Sulfur Chlorine Spring ナトリウム-炭酸水素塩・塩化物・硫酸塩泉
pH: ?
Type: neutral -
中性
Well Temperature: ?
Type: extra hot spring -
高温泉
Osmotic Pressure: low - 低張性

Fukujyu Onsen.jpg

Sunayu

Japanese Name: 砂湯
Prefecture: Okayama
City: Maniwa (Yuhara Onsen)
Address: 
岡山県真庭市湯原温泉
Type: rotenburo
Webpage: http://www.yubara.com/onsen/higaeri.html
Price: ¥free
Holiday: Wednesday mornings. First Friday of the month 10:00-16:00
Hours: 24hr

Review

A rather large collection of baths in view of a giant dam along the river. Much more of a thing than the public bath in Misasa Onsen. This is a full nude mixed bathing area. Please be resepctful of any women using the baths. Places like this are quite rare and very unique to Japan. Very fun and relaxing. A must try.

Hot Spring Data

Well Name: Yumura Onsen - 湯村温泉
Type: Carbonated Sodium-Sulfur Chlorine Spring ナトリウム-炭酸水素塩・塩化物・硫酸塩泉
pH: ?
Type: neutral -
中性
Well Temperature: ?
Type: extra hot spring -
高温泉
Osmotic Pressure: low - 低張性

Fukujyu Onsen.jpg

Tamachi Onsen

Japanese Name: 田町温泉
Prefecture: Okayama
City: Okayama
Address: 
岡山県岡山市北区田町2-6-1
Type: sento
Price: ¥410
Holiday: Sunday
Hours: 15:00-24:30

Review

Closest sento to Okayama Station. Pretty basic but enjoyable.